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The Blogger Abides is an ebook for freelance writers, written by longtime freelancer Chris Higgins. If you want to get paid to write, this is the book for you. But let's be clear: this is not about getting rich, or even getting paid particularly well; it's about how to find and manage your first gig, how to incrementally improve your work and your paycheck, and how to mana ...more
Kindle Edition, 293 pages
Published December 31st 2012 by Chris Higgins LLC
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Therese
Mar 17, 2013 Therese rated it it was amazing
Higgins understands. He understands that you're frustrated. That you have no idea how you're going to break into this business. That writing for a living on the internet (and beyond) is still new profession, uncharted and confusing. He's here to help.

His advice comes quick and easy, written to be easily digested by writers who love the internet and want to have a voice on it. He's funny and self-deprecating, which makes everything he has to tell you go down even easier. And he's practical. Reali
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Douglas Dollars
Dec 20, 2013 Douglas Dollars rated it it was amazing
I read this book over the course of two days and Chris has filled my brain with so much applicable and valuable writing knowledge that I could probably kill a bear with a typewriter at this point and then safely find a publisher willing to present my series of posts about said topic all while making sure my ass was 100% covered from the standpoints of credit, copyright, tax, self-respect, and straight-up getting compensated. I highly appreciated this book.
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Apr 11, 2014 A. Bowdoin Van Riper rated it really liked it
The cover of this book is – there’s no other word for it – atrocious. The kid-making-a-goofy-face image, the superimposed-eyeglasses design, and the retro-70’s faux-computer for the main title scream “amateur.” The title, with its sideways nod to The Big Lebowski, conjures images of bloggers as amiable slackers who go to “work” in their bathrobes. An aspiring writer, encountering it “cold,” would have every reason to run away.

And that would be a mistake, because underneath the atrocious cover is
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Tasha
Jan 13, 2013 Tasha added it
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Tons of awesome information/ideas. The chapters on grammar were hilarious.
Wayne Klick
Jul 10, 2013 Wayne Klick rated it liked it
If you would like to get paid for writing a blog, Mr Higgins here has a few tips, but not a heck of a lot more than that. This can be an interesting read because of some of his experiences, though it's annoyingly repetitive. If you read this you will be well-versed on the fact that he wrote a piece for NPR's This American Life. You will also read several references to the blog entry he wrote that has gotten something like two million hits. I think the chapters were written as stand-alone pieces ...more
David Nelson
Dec 30, 2015 David Nelson rated it it was ok
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Basically just a fix-up of blog posts, and it shows. Some good advice in here, but no overarching theme or argument, just a couple fistfuls of advice. Also, much of this might be badly outdated, due to how media has developed in light of the new dominance of social media and easier embedability of video.
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