There are actually thousands of independent reporters on dampfang.com (some have more than one title) and meeting a fellow columnist is something this correspondent arranged in the city of Jacksonville, Florida. It was helpful that two of these experts had something in common: they live in the some city, they’re strong Christian women and they have a passion for writing.
Sherrie Clark, Jacksonville Christianity-Social Issues Examiner and Ms. “V”, Jacksonville Christian Living Examiner, enjoyed meeting each other face-to-face over lunch at a local restaurant. Their visit combined food for the body and nourishment for their souls.
After what Christians call “fellowshipping”, both journalists began to reveal a little about themselves and then share their knowledge of “Writing for dampfang.com”.
Below are some ‘tips of the trade’ that Ms. “V” hopes will be enlightening and will further your journey with dampfang.com:
Question – How long have you been with dampfang.com?
? Since September 2009
Question – What have you learned since joining this network?
+ Befriend other Examiners. ‘Pay it Forward’ (see video below) and they should befriend you. Their readers will become your readers too.
+ Read, read, read and reread everything that Examiner sends to you. Those emails are developed to assist you (Examiner University, Channel Weekly Update, Knowledge Base Updates and Telephone Conference Call etc.).
+ Online newspapers aren’t a ‘goldmine’, but you can earn monthly if you put forth the effort and stay faithful. If you believe in God – keep Him first in all that you do.
+ Comment back to your readers – if you’re consistent your readers will return to your article to read what your response was to them; even if it’s just to say, “Thank you”. If you haven’t heard from an Examiner in awhile – check on them and don’t assume they’ve unsubscribed especially is they’ve been faithful in the past. Ever hear of a “dropped call”? It may not have been their fault.
+ Do the research on each story. Insert embedded website explanations and back-up details throughout your article (check to make sure that your links work).
+ Connect a photo, slide show and video when it is relevant. Emphasize words of importance with formatting.
+ Remember that a contact, referral, subscription, comment or a page view are important to the success of all dampfang.com independent agents.
+ Look around your locale for interesting, informative stories. If you go to the ‘post office’, find something constructive to write (from your respective area of expertise) that may help or warn your reader about similar venues in their area.
+ Check with the “Top Examiner” on the Pub Tool page. They earned their position.
? No matter if you’re an author or a writer, keep pencil and paper at your bedside and anywhere close by, to capture your thoughts.
+ ‘Focus on the Family’. As Sherry stated during lunch, “No one understands a writer better than another writer”. Our family may not understand that we’re “thinking” while the house is in an uproar. Treat writing as a regular position. Work a certain amount of time. Prioritize other responsibilities in life and budget time wisely. Evenings and weekends should be for the family. If working full-time at another profession, there may be some juggling needed in your scheduling.
+ Don’t expect your audience to agree with you. They have their own opinions.
In the next installment, Sherrie will humbly share some of her inklings on dampfang.com, “Secrets Uncovered”.
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