It does far more harm than good

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The use of the word “toxic” now permeates our society. It is used to describe cultural and political rhetoric, relationships that deviate from the accepted norm, parents, children, friends, work culture, and the list grows longer each day.

If someone’s choices or behavior doesn’t fit into a vague definition of acceptable, or if they cause harm, regardless of intent, they earn the label of toxic.

In today’s cancel culture, applying the word “toxic” to someone can have lasting repercussions. Once the toxic label is applied to an institution or person, it is often used to cancel them from worthiness.

The…


Successful people make time to keep learning

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Time has been the predominant struggle that defines my current success. I am a content creator specializing in legal content, and 2021 has brought new clients and exciting opportunities. The problem is that every day, I am barely staying ahead of the next looming deadline. As a freelancer, that is usually a good problem to have.

However, I no longer have time to keep up with the changes in the writing, marketing, and legal sectors. I am not reading excellent content to learn more about creating excellent content. I haven’t (insert giant gulp) read about the latest trends in SEO…


You need the right tools, but probably not as many as you think

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The COVID pandemic has made working from home part of the mainstream conversation. However, just a year earlier, freelancing was still seen as primarily a side hustle for those looking to make a little extra income.

Your social media feed was probably full of people promising to teach you how to make money from home by “building multiple income streams,” or some other means that only required you to buy their course and sign up for their newsletter.

I never intended to freelance full-time, but it did seem like a feasible side hustle, so I made an Upwork profile and…


Stand Out From the Crowd

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Content may be the most effective digital marketing tool available, but how well does it work in a highly oversaturated field? Technology and emerging markets are changing the legal sector at an unprecedented rate. These changes are creating marketing challenges for firms of all sizes.

The competitive market of law drives innovation and change, which creates unique opportunities for content marketing. Content is the most valuable digital marketing tool, but it can result in wasted effort or even damage when not handled correctly.

How to Stand Out in a Crowded Legal Market

Marketing is a broad term, and you should think of it as a toolbox where you store…


Optimizing marketing efforts to maximize results

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Great attorneys have little time to invest in a comprehensive marketing strategy. Branding, blog writing, SEO strategy, social media, and a flawless website design are crucial yet time-consuming necessities to help grow a legal practice.

Many large firms have in-house marketing teams that handle the day to day operations of marketing, but what about smaller firms? Some smaller firms use a legal marketing agency to develop and implement a marketing strategy.

Though there are great marketing firms that specialize in the legal sphere, it can still be challenging to find one place to handle all aspects of digital marketing. …


It increases the chances they will ask you for help.

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As a kid, I remember spending the night with a friend and waking up after a nightmare, alone and terrified. I wanted to call my mom, but I wasn’t sure it would be okay, and I didn’t want to be made fun of for leaving in the middle of the night.

When I was a teenager, I remember getting myself into less than ideal situations with no clear understanding of how to get myself out. In the days before cell phones, I would have had to use a landline phone to call my mom. …


Because it is the only thing anyone sees

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I used to avoid writing about Medium, at least very often. The most important reason was that the work would not be curated, and therefore, would garner fewer views.

Now that curation has changed and does exactly zilch for my stats; I have started writing more frequently about writing on Medium. The irony is not lost on me.

I have 1.6k followers on Medium, and my curated work, even in decent sized publications, is now receiving less than 200 views. But, if I write about my writing experience on Medium, I can exceed that without the “benefit” of curation.

I…


And hoping it doesn’t mark a new trend

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Like most people around the country, our Christmas will look different this year. I felt a little down about all the differences when I realized how petty and selfish it was to bemoan the small sacrifices my family will have to make. The empty spaces around our table are temporary and voluntary, unlike those whose holidays will never be the same after COVID-19.

We are still employed, and our efforts to scale back Christmas shopping are also voluntary. …


Despite the drastic decrease in earnings

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I think that other than a few outliers, most writers on Medium have seen a dramatic drop in earnings over the last few months. The medium itself claims to be adding new members at a rapid rate, so we have no way of knowing why earnings are dropping across the board.

It could be that Medium is not paying writers based on the same formula, or the new algorithm changes designed to give us a “more relational” experience are an epic fail. …


In a world filled with hurting people

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2020 has been a dark and challenging year for many people around the globe. The impact of fear, frustration, isolation, and worry has caused a sharp increase in mental health issues, including substance abuse and suicidal ideation.

According to a study by the CDC, younger adults, racial and ethnic minorities, unpaid adult caregivers, health care professionals, and essential workers are suffering disproportionately worse mental health outcomes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Empaths that are spread amongst the groups listed above and throughout society are suffering as well. …

Dena@Write-Solutions

A professional freelance writer specializing in crafting content for law firms and businesses. Visit my website at https://writesolutionspro.com/

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