I’m a content marketer by trade. My old life involved me creating original written content for different websites. The goal of that content was not to sell a product inherently. Instead, it was to attract readers to the site and provide them value. The concept is that by offering credible content for free upfront, the consumer will come to trust, appreciate, and remember that brand when they want to make… Read More »Mattie Edits: My Own Common App Essay From 2009!
Hello! I have writer’s block! I don’t get writer’s block often, but when I do, it tends to be for a particular reason: it’s because I have stuff I want to write about but don’t know how. I have never – in my life – had too few things to say. It’s always the opposite problem. I pick my blog topics based almost entirely on what I want to write that day.… Read More »10 Bonus Essay Tips I Couldn’t Stretch Into an Entire Blog Post
This is an outline for any “did a cool thing” essay. “Cool thing” is purposely vague. A lot of essays fill into this category, which is good because I find they are often the easiest and most effective essays to write. If anyone has questions or wants to know more about any section, let me know. I feel like there are ways to make this better, but I’m not sure… Read More »How to Format a “Cool Thing You Did” Essay