I was a pageant girl.
Yes, there was a time when I strutted around the stage in a bikini, narrowly avoiding death by killer heels.
Now, you know and I know that this is a blog about freelance blogging. By now, you can probably see where I’m going with this (if you don’t, I’m about to make a comparison between blogging and beauty pageants). And I can already feel you rolling your eyes.
Bear with me. As wacko as it may sound, there’s a lot bloggers can learn from Miss America. After all, we both want to be crowned. One with a tiara and the other with her reader’s attention.
And our ‘judges’ typically make their decision in the first 7 seconds.
If you want to be the last one standing when the curtains close, take a hint from the pageant world and brush up on these 5 elements of competition. [Read more…]