Reality Blog: Take Care of Yourself!

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Healhty LivingHello again, Wealthy Web Writers!

Welcome back to the Reality Blog.

Here’s an amazing discovery I’ve made: writing is hard work!

I don’t just mean the research, the writing, the editing, the revising, the editing, the rewriting, the editing …

I mean physically.

It’s hard work.

Okay … it’s not exactly digging ditches.

And yes, if you take a quick poll of physically demanding jobs, I agree that writing probably won’t make it to the top.

But trust me … it’s hard work.

And with that in mind, I bring you …

Take Care of Yourself!

As I write this, I’m bothered by a dull pain in my neck and shoulders.

It’s been aching for a few days now, and makes everything I do a little less enjoyable.

I’m not sure what caused it, but I have been spending more time at the computer lately.



Maybe not.

More likely, it’s years of bad posture and “writer’s slouch” catching up with me. And, more recently, a condition I refer to as “smartphone neck” … which causes your head to slump forward as you read your smartphone.

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Jim Wright

Jim is a writer, teacher, consultant, and an advocate for clarity in communication. He helps clients make sense of their online presence, and translates tech-speak into plain English.


  • Great tips Jim. I am just getting started on my freelance career so I look forward to following your process and tips. I plan to share my experiences as well in the hopes that they will be helpful to someone.

    • Hi William,

      Thanks for the comment, and hope you will continue to share.

      All the best as you start your freelance career!

      Cheers and thanks again,


  • Jim,

    I recently joined Wealthy Web Writer after purchasing Nick’s Copywriting 2.0. You guessed it. I’m in the early learning stages. Thank you for the tips and suggestions – I enjoyed reading this and intend to catch up on all your blogs I’ve missed and look forward to the future ones.


    • Hi Judy,

      Thanks for the comments and the kind words! If you’re in the early stages, Nick’s program is a great place to start. Good luck and all the best as you continue on! Glad you enjoyed the post, and welcome aboard!

      Cheers and thanks again,


  • Thank you Jim, that was a well presented post. Please how feasible is to do copywriting when one does not have a website?

    • Hi Thomas,

      You really do need a website if you want to be a successful web copywriter. But until you are able to set up a website for your business, I suggest setting up a professional LinkedIn profile. Then you can send clients there in any of your promotional materials. Plus, LinkedIn is a very useful network for connecting with clients.


    • Hi Thomas,

      Thanks for the kind words, and you’re welcome!

      As for the website question, I agree with Heather, especially if you’re aspiring to be an online copywriter. People will just expect that you have a website.

      Cheers and thanks again,


  • Hey Jim,

    Great tips! Another tip is to research for what you need.

    For example, I get wrist pain when I type for too long. But a couple of years ago I purchased a special keyboard that let’s me rest the heel of my hands on a curved lip at the front of the keyboard. It worked! I haven’t had any wrist pain whatsoever since … and I can type for hours at a time.

    • Hey Marianne!

      Thanks … yes … there are definitely some creative things out there. Sometimes the smallest adjustments can make a huge difference.

      Cheers and thanks!


  • My biggest tip is to drink lots of water. I find that while I’m pretty good about getting up frequently from my desk, the water thing is a big one for me. Staying hydrated has so many benefits, and I find I’m particularly sensitive to being hydrated (or not). So that’s a biggie. I don’t have a set amount I drink every day, I just make sure to have tow to three big glasses during my work day, and another at night.

    • Hey Julia!

      Thanks! Funny you should mention that … I’m also trying to up the water intake and stay hydrated … I’ve noticed it can make a bid difference! Great tip and great idea.

      Cheers and thanks again,


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