by Deborah Ng
Since launching this new Freelance Writing Jobs network the other day, I received a flurry of emails. Most of them are from people who can’t find the leads, or feel the leads need to be at the top of the home page in huge, flashing letters making them easy to find. It appears an explanation is in order.
Where to Find the Jobs Leads
Back in the day (last week) one could visit FWJ and find leads and blog posts on the main home page. Now upon coming to our home page, our readers come to a paragraph of explanation:
Welcome to the Freelance Writing Jobs network of blogs. Your favorite bloggers are still here, we all have our own blogs now instead of playing in the same crowded sandbox. Below you’ll find a list of all of our blogs, along with the three most recent posts. Please adjust your bookmarks and feeds to reflect all of the blogs in the FWJ Network.
Still, I’m receiving email after email asking where to find the leads. After explaining that everything is on the main page many responded back that they didn’t even read the main page, they just looked for their lists of leads and panicked.
This is slightly upsetting because it tells me many of our visitors don’t really care to read our blog posts beyond the job leads. By building this network I was hoping to better showcase the different bloggers and their topics. I do hope those who just come for the leads will look around and bookmark or subscribe to the other blogs.
Before switching over to this format, readers read all posts and participated in conversations for nearly every post. I hope this will be the norm on our individual blogs as well. Links to all blogs are available at the top of each page, in the sidebar, on the homepage and on the bottom of each post.
Why the Leads are At the Bottom of the Home Page
The reason leads are at the bottom of the home page is that it’s my hope that while your eye is traveling down the page, it will stop at one of our other blogs and you will be inclined to visit.
Please Visit or Subscribe to the Other Blogs in the Freelance Writing Jobs Network
- Article Writing by Terreece Clarke
- Business Tips for Writers by James Chartrand
- Freelance Writing Tips and Other Good Stuff by Deborah Ng
- Freelance Writing Job Hunt Tips by Jodee Redmond
- Network Blogging Tips by Deborah Ng, Jennifer Chait and David Peralty
We’re more than just leads. Please stop by for a visit and join our communities!