Happy Friday! I love being the first to wish you that on Friday mornings.
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Links from this week that I think you’ll enjoy:
- Soon-to-be author Hope Clark says when you give your writing away, you reduce it to a hobby. I’ve got a lot to say about whether you should write for free, but I’ll save that for a blog post.
- When people say you’re crazy and brilliant, prove them wrong and right, says Matt Chevy of Life Without Pants.
- The best interviewing technique is awkward silence. This advice comes via a blogger at The Atlantic and Fishbowl DC, but I read it at Curious on the Road. She’s so right — I use this technique all the time as a reporter.
- If you want to meet deadlines, build in margin time, says journalist Laura Vanderkam. I do this! Anyone else?
- Excellent tips for bloggers about how to create content that feels personal, from social media strategist John Haydon.
- Author Jody Hedlund offers 10 ways to prepare for the publication of your book.
- For those of you thinking of taking a career break, tips on how to negotiate a sabbatical. Full disclosure: I wrote this one for my day job.
- And one more from me: At Brazen Careerist, I explain how to make money off your social media smarts. This post serves as a sort of sneak peak at my e-guide.
Wishing you a relaxing weekend!