The past twelve months has been a year of many changes at the Freelance Writing Organization International as we strive to provide our worldwide registered membership and visitors with enhanced writing information and services.
|We are on a long and upwardly winding road offering keys to writing success.|
The ongoing development and expansion of our system has been extremely exciting and we intend to proceed on our chosen path in the coming year, a continued search for areas where we can improve our system for your benefit and our pleasure.
Although we face many technical and funding challenges, we are taking steps to ensure that we will be here for you when you need us. The information we have gathered to-date at our main site, in our database, and now here at IN, is, without a doubt, an invaluable asset to the international writing community.
This edition of IN marks our first quarter and we are extremely pleased with the writers' written contributions and the reader response we have received. It has actually been a bit overwhelming, in that we did not expect so much attention, so soon, and with such positive enthusiasm.
With that international industry focus comes a further determination on our part to raise the bar of writing standards here at IN and to increase the quality and variety of how-to content as a genre in and of itself -- to give it a new voice and a new face.
It is also revitalizing our resolve to expand the database -- and it is with great pleasure to finally be able to announce that the main writing resource system has surpassed the 3000 link mark and that the only place that number can go is up!
Readership, traffic, page views, SE rankings, email, and submissions are also up and we want to thank each and every one of you for your efforts, loyalty, patience and involvement.
In the future you will be able to look forward to IN Syndication, additional author profiles, new topics and genres, plus the latest (and sometimes scooping) news and exclusive informational reports from around the globe.
Speaking of syndication, we are looking for a select few web sites to beta test our news feeds. The programming is complete, as far as we know, and we have a feed running within our main site. Now we are looking for an elite grouping of sites that will work with us fine tuning the system and fumigating the bugs.
If you are interested, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org SUBJECT IN Syndication Test and include your url, monthly site traffic and where you intend to have the feed located on your system.
Please note that I will only have enough time to respond to a few of you. Not receiving a response does not necessarily mean that you will not be worked into the mix in the future official launch of the service.
One last item: If you find a link anywhere on our system that does not function, please let us know. Thanks.
Good luck out there and remember, as Simon and Garfunkel said, "I'd rather be a hammer than a nail."
Onward and upward!