Butching out the credit crunch – with some help from social media

In terms of useful tips and advice, although I’m not a freelance journalist I found¬†Fiona Cullinan’s post Freelancing in a Recession¬†interesting on a couple of counts.

First, she reflects a change in the demands of the market away from her sub-editing skills to a more diverse range of content creation and blog-related editorial.

Second, it was great to hear about the very positive impact that first blogging and then Twitter had had on her ability to pull in work. Blogging’s a direct-to-market micro-business for her, while her personal blog and Twittering helps her maintain and grow her professional network.