John Gordon Ross

A Man for All Reasons

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Writing, Copywriting and Blogging

This page is about writing in the sense of more-or-less professional writing of substantial amounts of text. So it is not concerned with language doubts (like when to use ‘it’s’ or ‘its’ or whether a singular collective noun can take a plural verb form – try the Language Stuff page if that’s what you’re interested in), or advertising copywriting, which is a subworld all of its own. These are my favourite writing and copywriting feeds, plus a couple for those looking for writing gigs:


How to Increase Your Website’s Domain Authority

Posted 5 weeks ago

As search engines and their algorithms become more refined, more ranking signals have emerged to help rank sites and order them so searchers can find what they’re looking for. One of these is domain authority. You can use domain authority to see how your website is faring in comparison to comparable websites. Increasing your domain authority can positively impact your … [Link]

Get–and Keep–Attention with Custom Content Marketing

Posted 13 weeks ago

The Internet is deluged with new articles, videos, and images every day. People don’t have to go far to get something new to look at it—and most of the time, it’s being shared en masse on their social feeds. To rise above the noise, you have to offer something special. Once you’ve captured the attention of a person, you need … [Link]

9 Ways to Maximize Your Reddit Marketing

Posted 3 months ago

Reddit is an online hub where people shares links, content, and stories. Every post made has the potential to generate user discussion, too. While Reddit as a community doesn’t respond kindly to direct advertising or marketing, it can still be a useful place to get the word out about your site, product or service. Just go about it the right … [Link]


Keys to Greatness (or Just Getting More Great Stuff Done)

Posted 3 days ago

This week, we have lots of pragmatic advice for you on how to be a happier, more productive person. Because you’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and gosh darn it, this joke has now been permanently rendered un-funny. On Monday, Morgan Dix (he happens to be one of our Certified Content Marketers) revealed what meditation Read More… The post Keys … [Link]

How to Improve Your Confidence and Conquer the World (or at Least Your To-Do List)

Posted 4 days ago

“That idea is stupid. Your headline sucks. Your headlines always suck. Everyone else on the planet is better at this than you are. No one will ever want to read this trash. I wonder if Starbucks is hiring.” – That crappy inner voice in our heads In the late spring of 1997, I went to Read More… The post How … [Link]

3 Simple Ways to Overcome Surprising Challenges of Working from Home

Posted 6 days ago

“Wow, you have the best job ever, getting to work from home.” “You’re so lucky. I wish I had that option.” Those are some of the comments I hear when I mention to others I work from home. Typically, I just nod and say, “Yes, it’s awesome.” I love working from home because I get Read More… The post 3 … [Link]

WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 04/13/2017

Posted 8 months ago

Question for 04/19/2017: According to last week’s issue of – List FIVE companies that fall under the corporate umbrella of Author Solutions. Send your answer through the contact form here. You must be a subscriber to participate in the weekly contests. Subscribe (it’s free!). NOTE: ONLY ONE WINNER PER HOUSEHOLD PER CALENDAR QUARTER, PLEASE. THIS WEEK’S PRIZE: A … [Link]

Freelance Writing and Photography Jobs – 04/18/2017

Posted 8 months ago

NEED WRITERS, BLOGGERS, EDITORS, AUTHORS, OR OTHER CREATIVE FOLKS?? We’ll post your ad on WritersWeekly FOR FREE. Please complete THIS FORM. Freelance Associate Editor – with SEO/Content Marketing Experience Propecta Freelance 508 Compliance Editor – Pays $30/hour. recruiter Freelance Business Analyst/Writer – Pays $40-$50/hour business brokerage/merger and acquisition firm Freelance Full-time Professional Science Ghostwriter blind ad Freelance Advertorial Writer – … [Link]

Letters and Comments for 04/19/2017

Posted 8 months ago

COMMENTS FOR: Brian Takes His “Home Office” on the High Seas! – Days 12 -15 I can see why you hated being chained to a desk. There are no alligators or dolphins to photograph in an office and no shallow water to navigate. I (and no doubt countless others) am vicariously enjoying your action-filled adventure on the High Seas. -mctag2015 … [Link]

Jobs full feed |

Reporter – – William Reed Business Media – Chicago, Illinois, United States

Posted 3 years ago

An opportunity has arisen for a multi-media reporter to join the editorial team on our recently launched website Part of the highly regarded William Reed Business Media digital portfolio, this brand new global product will not only feature news, but to differentiate ourselves from the competition we will develop and deliver audio podcasts, video, image galleries, infographics along with … [Link]

Reporter – Ocean Media Group – London, England

Posted 3 years ago

Inside Housing, one of the UK’s top business magazines, is searching for a talented reporter to join its award-winning news team. The politics around housing, welfare reform and the growing poverty gap are dominating the national news agenda so this is a great opportunity for a news hound with a keen interest in politics and social affairs to make a … [Link]

Freelance Reporter (German speaking) – SNL Financial LC – London, England

Posted 3 years ago

SNL Financial, a premier sector-focused news and information provider, is looking for a top-notch German speaking Freelance Reporter with experience covering the European Banking industry. This freelance reporter position plays an important role in the compilation of the morning Daily Dose, a summary of news from around the European financial sector, emailed to clients around the world at 8 a.m. … [Link]


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