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Jackson Pollock's ‘Convergence’

By Terez Howard

A few months ago, I wrote an article about Ethiopian food.  If you’ve never tried this delicious, ethnic cuisine, you should know that Ethiopian food requires you use no utensils, no forks, spoons or knives.  Your fingers are all you need.

I first tried Ethiopian food after I married my husband.  After my first bite, I was hooked.  If you’re like my 3-year-old, a girl who does not want to try things that don’t “look right,” you might not be thrilled when you’re served an Ethiopian dish.  It looks like piles of modern art.  You know what I’m talking about.  A Jackson Pollock original on your plate.

Ethiopian food was a new, exciting experience for me, an out of the box experience.

Have you thought outside the cereal box?

That’s the slogan you’ll at the top of Freelance Writing Mamas.  Jael and I are constantly trying to think outside of our little world.  I crave the art of invention, and Jael seeks a unique creativity.  We find ourselves conjuring up concoctions completely new to ourselves.

Last month, I spoke about The Best Choice I Made To Grow My Online Business.  It is something I’ve never tackled before.  My very own Jackson Pollock, coming together to make a splashy masterpiece.

But what makes the authority site that I’m building stand out in a sea of similar websites and blogs?  Well, if you read my last post, you can guess it.


That’s right.  I am currently building a website that not only provides useful information.  But people can actually find the information they’re seeking.  Have you ever been to a blog and absolutely love the content, but when you go to look for more information, you simply cannot find it?

When I read something completely fresh and helpful, I immediately start clicking around a blog for more, like background information, credentials and experience.  I come up with questions in the niche, and I expect that blog to provide me with the answers.  If I cannot find these things, it’s likely I will never return.  That blog becomes forgettable.

My favorite websites and blogs are organized.  They include:

  • An About page that actually says something about the creator and the site.
  • An organized method of storing archives.
  • Categories that allow me to go straight to the information I want.

Are those things you can find in your blog?  They’re in my newest website.  I want my readers to be able to find all of the information they need easily.  I want people to keep coming back for updates.  Don’t you want that for your blog?

When you think outside the cereal box, be organized about it.  Your readers will thank you.  When you start a new venture, take the time to map out your course to get to your destination.  Otherwise, what’s the point in doing something new?

I figure that if I’m going to do something new, I might as well do it right.

About the author

Terez Howard operates a professional blogging service which builds clients’ authority status and net visibility.

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