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8 Reasons to Hire a Freelance Writer

Are you a business owner or entrepreneur? Want to convert more leads, grow web traffic, & expand your web presence? Then look no further. Here are eight reasons why you should hire a freelance writer.
2015 to 2016

Why I’m Really Looking Forward to 2016

With Christmas now in the rearview mirror, it's time to look ahead to the new year. Here are some of the things coming in 2016 for which I'm very excited.
Onward & Upward

Onward and Upward

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. For about a week after my birthday, I was kind of in poor spirits. It was a combination of my home situation and frustration related to feelings that my life was stagnant. Sometimes it feels like my life is on repeat with my living the same day over and over again like in the movie Groundhog Day. It feels like I have the same arguments with my mom, do the same laundry, have the same daily routine… which wouldn’t be so bad, but it’s not a very good routine to begin with. I love a good routine—I’m definitely a routine kind of guy—but that hinges on that routine not being one that involves the...
busy as a bee

The Busiest Bee Might Get a New Hive

Aside from being so incredibly busy, I've had some news this week. New house, an impending move, a weekend trip, and of course, new content.
Writer's Idea

Preparing to Succeed as a Freelance Writer

Are you starting a career as a writer? Take a look at these simple steps that will help to guarantee the success of your freelance writing career.

Key Components of an Effective Blog Post

Do you struggle to write a great blog post? Check out this guide, which defines the six most essential components you need in an effective blog post.

Is it Spring yet?

It dawned on me this evening that I haven’t written a regular ole blog update in a while. That’s partly because although I’ve not really had all that much going on, I’ve been kind of busy. Between spending time with Michael and my content writing, it’s actually kept my days pretty filled even if sometimes they get a little bit monotonous. We’re going on two weeks since Valentine’s Day and nearing the end of February. There’s been a literal ton of snow in the mid-Atlantic area this winter and in fact, there was almost a foot of snow just this past weekend. Quite frankly, I’m pretty sick of it. I hate the snow. But it seems like there has been an...

Twas the night before Christmas…

It’s just occurred to me that it’s been three weeks since my last article or update here at DaneOLeary.com. Woops. December has been a bit more hectic than usual. As the holidays approached, I had to get out and do my Christmas shopping whenever I got the chance. I’ve also been doing a lot of content writing lately and I’m pleased — and somewhat surprised — to report that I’ve been making a respectable living (for a little over a month so far) as a writer at various content mills around the web. My biggest source of income has been Textbroker, which also comes as a bit of a surprise to me. So content writing has been a large part of the reason my...

Website almost ready to launch, plans for book and NaNoWriMo

I can’t believe October is almost halfway over already. Every time I see the date, I feel a brief pang of shock and disappointment; disappointment because I’ve still not really accomplished much of anything this year in terms of my career, and shock because I have so little time to accomplish anytthing. A couple weeks ago, I posted after a pretty lengthy absence. I wanted to share my plans not only for this blog, but for entering new territory per my career as a writer. In order to start my platform, I’m turning this blog into my website and writer’s hub, writing new content–my pillar content–regularly, researching promotion for both my blog and myself, not to mention sort of mentally...

Past, Present and… a Website?

Yep, I’m a horrible, terrible blogger. I’m owning up to it right now. I don’t even want to check the date of my last entry because I’m sure it was eons again, at the very least a few months, but I think I’ve found a solution to the issue. But first, an update. What’s been going on in my life in the past few months? The answer is both a lot, yet not really anything at all. Back in May, I decided I’d enter into a rehabilitation program. With the encouragement and support of my wonderful boyfriend, it’s a decision I made on my own, something I felt I needed to do in lieu of backtracking some of the poor...
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