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Sharon Hurley Hall
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Which do you find most inspiring? via +Matthew Kaboomis Loomis 
These 28 really inspiring quotes from Guy Kawasaki, Marie Forleo, Pete Cashmore and Sally Hogshead can cheer up the most depressed blogger. Get motivated.
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Why we should appreciate writers and #writing (yes, I'm biased). :)
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Backlinko's +Brian Dean shares some serious value in this post. There are a few tips in here I plan to try.
Knowing SEO is great. Knowing copywriting is great. But when you can do BOTH? That’s when you can slap a big ol’ “S” on your chest… …because you’ll be unstoppable. And today I have something that will make you feel like you have SEO superpowers: 16 insanely actionable SEO copywriting techniques that you can start […]
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Good stuff! And, +Brian Dean , that opt-in pop-up with the Continue button is the smoothest one yet. Thanks for sharing, +Sharon Hurley Hall 
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Wondering how to price your services and whether to display them on your site? Here's +Melanie Kissell's refreshing take on this.
It's your business and your decision. When it comes to setting prices, you're on your own.
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Blessings back at ya, Dennis, and thanks for catching my post. :)
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My latest on the Crackerjack Marketing blog - what would you add?
The four areas you need to cover to show what content marketing can achieve. And use these four steps to get your boss on board.
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A good way to keep up with my recent #writing. Enjoy!
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Honored to appear on the #vcbuzz  chat yesterday. Thanks, +Ann Smarty 
Viral Content Buzz is the content promotion platform, so I am sure most of our members love writing. Is there any way to earn your living by doing what you
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+Ann Smarty knows how to pick 'em! :-) xoxo
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Something many writers will relate to, I'm sure. 
How to Work With Writers - a Slideshare Presentation by Sharon Hurley Hall. It shows how to avoid the 3 main pitfalls in working with writers and creatives
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Some excellent resources via +Lori Widmer, including some that are new to me.
What's on the iPod: Late July by Shakey Graves It's been a productive week so far. I've managed to write five articles for one client (complete with interviews, so I had to be efficient about it) and two blog posts for an...
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Thanks, darlin'! Your advice is included and excellent in itself!
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Love this roundup from +GeekArtist Web Solutions, LLC 
When it comes to websites and technologies related, and website promotion, there are a lot of myths out there. Let's bust 'em!
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Thanks for the share!
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Love this analysis from +Carol Lynn Rivera  - what do you think?
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Kudos, Oreos, and cupcakes for having the discussion, Carol Lynn! I love your courage and spunk. I just hope it's contagious. :)
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Feeling bored? Check out one remedy from +Janice Schwarz 
This month’s Word Carnivals topic: “Every once in a while, you look around you and nothing seems to be in its place. That’s when it’s time to burn everything down and start from scratch. This month’s Word Carnival topic covers … Continue reading →
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Professional freelance writer. Savvy blogger. Content Marketer. Journalist.
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Writing, blogging, editing, proofreading
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  • SharonHurleyHall.com
    Chief Wordsmith, 2005 - present
    Freelance writer, professional blogger and word nerd. I love testing and reviewing shiny new web tools, reading anything I can get my hands on and playing Scrabble. Find out more at sharonhh.com
  • Coventry University
    Senior Lecturer, 2000 - 2005
    Developed and taught journalism courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Set coursework and examinations. Participated in course review meetings and examination boards. Developed and led Masters program in specialist journalism. Served as module leader for undergraduate and postgraduate journalism courses.
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Professional freelance writer and blogger: writing great content for biz owners & webpreneurs.
Introduction
Here's the skinny on Sharon Hurley Hall:

I'm a professional freelance writer, with 25 years of experience writing professionally – as a journalist, an academic writer, a blogger, a ghost writer and an online copy writer.I  love to write, I don’t just do it because I can and I’m good at it – which makes writing the only and obvious choice for my career and business. 

My ideal writing job is blogging about a range of topics. Check out my blogging credits to see what I've done in the past or just go ahead and hire me

I’m a word nerd, fanatical about grammar, and interested in almost everything – or at least I’m fascinated by learning new things, so there are very few topics that bore me.

I’m a mentor to other writers and have been running the site Get Paid To Write Online since 2005 to help other writers improve and build sustainable and successful writing careers. I am active on social media – on Twitter here, on Facebook here and on LinkedIn here – and while the writing I do professionally is fact-based, I enjoy writing creative fiction and poetry purely for myself when (if) I get a spare moment.
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My post on improving Twitter conversions has been shared more than 1500 times.
Education
  • Coventry University
    MA Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Coventry University
    MA Media and Culture
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12 Infographic Tips to Rock Your Content Marketing Strategy
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