Monthly Archives: April 2014

The mystery of elance.com and freelancer.com

I have now bid on 15 projects between the two freelance work sites and it’s all very mysterious. My complaint is not that I haven’t received any work, I can accept that, but my real problem is that I don’t know if the … Continue reading

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Videos and their associated HTML files

In my last posts I’ve wondered if a video about, say gardening, would rank higher than an HTML file with the same information. I thought I could make a YouTube video and then make a text post using the captions … Continue reading

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Website verification problems at WordPress and Facebook observations

Website verification problems at WordPress I need to test my links more often. On Friday I googled the terms “Closed captioning and indexing,” the file name of my last post. Great news, the entry placed on the first page of the … Continue reading

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Closed captioning and indexing

In my last post I lamented that the captions I made for my introductory video were too small and too difficult to produce. I’ve since discovered a good work-around as well as some tips that allows video to provide even more value to the employer … Continue reading

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Third time’s the charm?

Here’s my third try at an introductory video. I’ve added captions in case people with hearing problems can’t access the audio. And sometimes you just can’t hear well on a mobile device; so it makes sense to provide subtitles. Producing … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on local reporting

Fellow writer and friend Linda Dubois (external link) recently made the news. Not as a reporter, her usual role, but as someone being reported on. Daryl Fisher of the West Sacramento News-Ledger (external link) quoted Linda at length in a piece discussing the decline of … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: An Acceptance Letter from the past

An acceptance letter from a national magazine that pays well is the goal of every freelancer. When I was last active in writing, back in 2005 through 2008, three of my articles sold for over $2,000 apiece. I’m trying to work back … Continue reading

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