Welcome to Jel Writes. My name is Janelle Coulton and I am a Freelance Writer. You will find articles on this site and links other sites I manage. I love to interact with people, I am very passionate about certain issues and I love life. I write for private clients and other online writing sites. I am currently writing a book about sex crimes. If you need something written or edited, please visit my Hire Me page, connect with me via Twitter or Facebook, or send me an email.
There are many ways you can gainmore Twitter followers and targeted twitter followers at that. You don't want followers for the sake of having followers. If Twitter is how you promote your business or skill set, then you need to connect with people who are in the same industry as you.
For example, if a Freelance writer asked how to attract more followers, the answer would be that he or she should connect with as many people in their niche as possible. If you are a writer then look for publishing representatives and publishing houses. You should also be connecting with bloggers who are serious Freelance writers and know a trick or two about the freelance business. Plus connecting with you writing buddies is always great because you are there to support each other. Many writers believe that writers should support each other, not compete against each other.
If these people connect with you, that's even better. Do not go out and buy applications that will help you to gain followers as these followers will never be genuine. Paying for followers is even less smart. There is however a new tool available that many people are curious about and that is this laser pinpointing of followers for you to follow who are in your niche. But, not much is really known about this software. Some people have said that it works wonders, but others have said it is a waste of your time and money.
The best way that many successful business owners have gained followers is simply by putting in the time to engage with people on Twitter. Cleaning out your list of people you follow is a good idea, because you are probably following a whole lot of people who will never help to advance your business. And if these same people are not following you anymore, even more reason to un-follow them.
Mentioning people on Twitter helps to gain followers, as does re-tweeting. Make it a habit to get on Twitter and re-tweet five tweets that you enjoyed every single day. Believe me some of these people will return the favor and you may even gain followers out of it.
If you are a writer, post your work on Twitter. You would be surprised just how many people will read your work, and you will also gain a few followers out of that too. You might even gain some valuable contacts in the writing business.
So what are you waiting for, get online now and start tweeting and engaging with your followers. It really is a great feeling to start seeing those follower numbers increase.
Teenagers and Young People are Often Bullied Online Do you encounter this on your blog or website? People leaving negative comments or even nasty comments for no good reason? I have to say, that I never have and I am guessing that makes me the lucky one. I have had many writers, bloggers and people from all over the net that it has happened to them. Sometimes negative comments or criticism can be left alone as it is a good thing to see a contrast of opinions from people, but when it comes to the nasty, bullying and threatening types of comments I hear about, then it's time to use that blocking mechanism many sites are famous for.
There are also times when someone might misunderstand something you have written, this happened to me recently on Twitter and once I set the person straight as to where my head was at, it was all good. Cyber-bullying is becoming a big problem, especially with the younger crowd of Internet users and social networks. Sometime kids can be very cruel and they have no idea of the angst their bullying can cause someone. There have been shocking stories of young people committing suicide over being bullies either online or offline, like perhaps at school. If it happens to you, block the person immediately and do not engage with them. That is really the only way to protect yourself from allowing their nasty comments to get to you. When a young person becomes the victim of a bully, it really hurts them. These kids are at an age where emotions run high and teenagers especially, are very concerned with how others see them and what kind of reputation they have. The only way to fight back is to not fight back, block the person and move on. Try not to let it get to you. Treat cyber-bullies as if they do not exist, ignore them. If you don't react then they cannot get to you. If a cyber-bully gets a reaction, then they will keep going. So, tell me; have you ever been the victim of cyber-bullies and what did you do in response? Hit the comments and let me know. You Might Like: Why Do People Hide Domestic Violence Make Money Freelancing - Guest Post by Ceejay Article Writing For Revenue Share
Do you own a
blog? Is it for your business or is it a labor of love? It really doesn’t
matter what reason you have for blogging, you want readers and subscribers.
Most of us start blogging because we love to write about our favorite topics,
but then you realize that it could bring in extra income and also bring you
writing clients, which is exactly why I started my blog.
maintaining them are time-consuming, so you need to have patience and the time
to put the work in, because if you don’t focus on quality content; Google will
not like your site and it will not rank well. So what can you do to bring more
traffic to your blog, preferably visitors that are interested in what you have
to say? There are so many ways and it’s not brain surgery to learn this.
showcases you and your business, but beware of talking too much about yourself.
Blogs where people rave on too much about their lives or achievement start to
get boring for the reader. The reader wants information he or she can use.
Focus your posts on feeding information to your readers.
Try out some of
the strategies below to help get more traffic:
Share Valuable Comments on Your Favorite Blogger’s Site
Most blogs have an option
where you can share your website in the comments section. So if you have a
favorite blogger in your niche who you are subscribed to, visit their blog
often and leave meaningful comments about their posts. Do not just write stuff
like: “Great Post” or “Thanks for Sharing” This is annoying to other readers
and the blog owner. Some blogs also have back-tracks which will show the last
post you made on your blog. This is an absolutely great marketing tool.
Short Posts Work Best
Keep your posts short and to
the point. Four hundred to six hundred words is plenty, even less if you can.
People surfing the Internet have a short attention span. In-fact experts will
tell you that you have three seconds to grab their attention or they are lost
Content is King
Every blog owner will tell you
this; content is king and you must keep your blog fresh with new, original
content. People will click away if what they see are old posts. In-fact they
are likely to not return as they will think that the blog is inactive.
Use Social Networks to Promote Your Posts
Social networks are brilliant
for promotion of your blog. What did we do before Facebook? I was not blogging
then and have always used Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and a few others.
Pinterest is also gaining popularity and so is Linkedin.
Tag other Bloggers when you Comment on their Posts
Tag other bloggers on Twitter
or Facebook when you make comments about their blog or a post they have shared.
Mentioning people in your niche on Twitter especially just might result in
targeted followers and this is what you aim is if you use Twitter to promote.
Inject Humor or Controversy into Your Posts
Writing humorous or
controversial posts is very handy to encourage visitors. Some of us find it
difficult to be funny, but just give it a try or write about a really
controversial subject that people will want to read. Many readers will click on
your site just to see what everyone is talking about.
Try to get a Link Exchange with Popular bloggers
Write to the owner of a popular
blog in your niche and request a link exchange. You could offer to write a
guest post for free, so that you can include a byline that links to your blog.
Some bloggers will like the idea and some may not, but give it a try. The best
way to do this is study their blog and find a topic that has not been covered
and send them a pitch to write the blog post in exchange for a byline.
Try to Spend Time Interacting on Twitter or Facebook
with people in your niche can bring you more followers and traffic. Make sure
when you comment that you tag them or they may not see the tweet. Also retweet
peoples tweets that are a part of your niche and they may return the favor.
This brings more traffic your way.
advice given here is really the tip of the iceberg in getting targeted traffic
to your blog. You can try submitting your site to search engines and blogging
about your service or product in forums and groups that allow this. Remember
that the most important thing is to help people and provide great quality
content. Google will love you for it. Some of the ideas above have helped the
popular blogger to get tens of thousands of visitors per months and then some.
most domestic abuse victims, it is believed that they will be
involved in at least thirty-five more assaults over a period of
approximately seven years before they make the break and report the
crime. What is even worse is that domestic violence reportedly claims
the life of two women in any given week and one in four women will be
exposed to domestic abuse in their life.
is estimated that about 23 percent ofdomestic
are ever reported. Many
victims of domestic violence choose not to report the violence
because they fear that the police will not respond. Research found
that some police stations would screen their calls for emergencies
and that domestic violence was not considered an emergency. This
apparently happens on weekends and at night, when most domestic
violence incidents occur. Apparently the safety of someone in a
violent relationship is not important enough for the police to
of the studies show that only one quarter of domestic violence
reports conclude with the offender
being arrested. It would seem as though law enforcement and the
justice system do not have any understanding of how serious domestic
violence is. They may not realize that domestic abuse is a serious
crime and the offenders should be arrested and brought to justice.
violence is often unreported because people are not sure just what
constitutes domestic violence. It just might be the case that some
victims do not realize that being hit or verbally abused is domestic
violence. They probably also do not understand that they should be
asking for help. There are cases where victims exist that have no
idea and need to be educated. Their abusive partner has likely
convinced them that what is happening is either their fault or not a
crime at all.
victims of domestic violence are too scared to report this insidious
crime as they are afraid of any consequences reporting the abuse
might bring. They might be scared for their own life or it could be
that their abuser has threatened to hurt their children or animals or
extended family, so they give in and do not file a report. They keep
the abuse and hope that it will not happen again. Most victims are
aware that what’s happening to them is a crime, as there is so much
awareness about domestic violence these days. There are TV
advertisements and campaigns that operate all the time trying to get
the message out to victims of abuse to report the offender.
victims of abuse will suffer in silence because they often believe
that what is happening to them is their fault. Owning up to the fact
that your partner beats you can be demoralizing to the victim. Many
sufferers are ashamed and often very embarrassed. Their failure to
report the abuse to law enforcement is often because their
self-esteem has been destroyed and they actually believe that they
cause their partner to be violent.
are also misconceptions
about what domestic violence is. Some people think that domestic
violence and abuse is only about a partner using physical violence,
however this is not the case. Abuse can be verbal, emotional,
psychological, or sexual. A partner could withhold money and not
allow his partner access to any finances. This behavior is abuse.
at someone and calling them names is abuse and is also classed as
reason for sufferers to not report abuse is the rate of prosecutions
that are successful. Despite a prosecutors best efforts; not many
abusers receive a jail sentence. If the offender is not going be sent
to jail for his or her crime, which essentially helps the victim feel
safe and vindicated, it is likely that even more cases of domestic
violence will be unreported.
criminal justice system is failing the victims of violence and abuse.
It is also clear that the abuser may come after the victim in
retaliation against the victim for reporting the crime and their
subsequent arrest. It also looks as though the victims are choosing
the sensible option for themselves and their families, as self
preservation seems to be one of most important reasons why victims do
not report the abuse. When reporting the abuse could lead to more
violence and drama for the victim, it is likely that the victim will
choose the path that is easier to deal with.
justice is not going to be served when it comes to these acts of
violence against the victim, then cases will not get reported and
probably even more deaths will occur due to violence in a
relationship or marriage. Both men and women can be victims of
domestic violence and the criminal processes need to change to make
it easier for these people to overcome their fear and report the
offender. It is clear that the one of the biggest reasons domestic
violence is under reported is because the victims are not getting
justice or possibly any protection.
it is likely that the court will not send an offender to jail, then
there needs to be more support out there for domestic violence
victims. Guidelines need to be put into place to protect people who
are being abused in the home. There needs to be more avenues of help
and assistance, such as better guidelines and laws to have court
orders in place as a protection measure. These changes do not just
apply to the justice system. The medical
can get involved and look closely for signs of abuse when they treat
suspicious injuries and these people could try to intervene if
possible. Or hospitals could employ staff with training in dealing
with victims of abuse and put programs in place to get these people
out of the situation. More shelters could be opened, so there are
places for these victims to run to. There is so much more that can be
This A Reason For Families to Hope for the Best?
to many news services; the family members of the passengers aboard
Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 have been calling the mobile phone
numbers of their missing relatives and have been getting a ringing
Chinese gentleman went on TV in China, called his relative and showed
the TV crew that the phone was ringing. It was also reported in one
of the articles below that Malaysian officials called the flight
crews mobile phones and they rang as well. Many people were
speculating that these reports were just cruel jokes and not at all
true. However this has not been proved and Malaysian officials
obviously do not think that they can track the phones, or the relatives
and loved ones would have been told this was happening.
in Australia have reported that loved ones have been imploring
officials to track these mobile phone signals in order to find the
plane and hopefully rescue their loved ones.
providers have said that the ringing signal could be because the
phone is searching for a network. However, it was pretty obvious they
were not sure.
the Australian Maritime Safety Authority reported a satellite spotted
debris in the Indian Ocean, about two and a half thousand kilometers
from Perth, Western Australia. Perhaps it would have been better to
examine this debris before alerting the press. The families of the
passengers aboard this flight really need to hear news that tells
them something. It would have been a lot better to wait until they
had confirmed whether this debris is from the missing aircraft.
the weekend the news services reported that they believed the plane
had been hijacked and searches of the pilots residences' were carried
out, as it was discovered the their communication equipment aboard
the plane had been tampered with and disabled deliberately. However,
even after this was discovered the Malaysian officials would still
not confirm the plane had been hijacked. This has made the families
lose faith in what they are being told, they are sick and tired of
the trickle of useless information they are receiving, to the point
where there was a confrontation with Malaysian officials when some of
the family members tried to talk to members of the press.
all is said and done, this is an awful tragedy and I really hope they
get some answers soon. I guess all anyone can do at this point is
wait, hope and pray. I am also hoping that this telco provider
official was wrong and the loved ones who did call their family
members phones did actually connect, because that would mean the
plane is not in the ocean. However, this cannot be proved.
is a complete mystery. Who goes to the trouble of hijacking a plane
to simply crash into the sea? Why did they change course and go in a
completely different direction. The simple fact that the plane headed
west surely must mean that whoever was at the controls had a plan to
land the plane somewhere. Terrorist's sometimes carry out suicide
missions, and this could be what happened, but it just seems really
stupid to go to the trouble of turning off all communication systems
and changing course. If they were planning to crash the plane either
into the sea or on land somewhere, why go to all the trouble of
trying to remain invisible.
it is wishful thinking on my part because I want a happy ending for
the families who must be out of their minds with grief and I simply
do not the like the thought of two hundred and thirty nine people
dying for no good reason. So tonight I will be praying that this
debris is not that of the Malaysian airliner, because if it is then
that means the passengers and crew on this flight have died.
we will have some news sometime tomorrow. The weather in the location
they were searching was not good today and a Navy ship is on it's way
to meet the aircraft, and this will take a few days. However if the
weather improves tomorrow, perhaps the pilots in the RAAF planes who
should already be at the location might be able to get close enough
to identify the debris. In the meantime the waiting, the questions
and the speculation continues.