Member Update: A Little Bit of Sunshine

A woman soaking up the sun

The days here in Idaho have gotten pretty short. It’s almost eight in the morning when the sun comes up. And it sets a little after five.

That’s just nine hours of sunlight for anyone who’s counting.

If you live up in a northern clime like I do, you have to work a little bit to get time in the sun. But it’s totally worth it.

You probably know that sunlight helps your body make vitamin D, but that isn’t the only reason to get out into the sun. A little sunshine every day helps:

  • Keep your bones strong
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Reduce your appetite
  • Improve your sleep quality
  • Boost your immune system
  • Lift your mood

If you find yourself getting little-to-no sun exposure during the winter months, it’s time to change that.

It doesn’t take much to enjoy the benefits of a little sunshine. Ten to 15 minutes will do the trick.

Take two or three periodic breaks during your workday and step outside. Go for a short, brisk walk. Or grab a favorite patio chair and sit in the sun while meditating.

Or the next time you need to brainstorm ideas, grab a pad of paper and a pen and head outdoors.

This is one time that multitasking can really work. Get some exercise and a little sunshine. Refresh your mind… and get some sun. Or do some work… and get some sun.

It only takes a minimal effort, and you’ll feel better for it.

New on the Site

Brainstorming can be inspirational. But it can also be just plain fun. That was the case when Nick Usborne and I recently spent some time brainstorming with Reality Blogger, Andrew Murray. See the results — and get some ideas for your website projects — here.

If you’re a freelance writer, chances are high — really high — that you use email to communicate with your clients and prospects. A lot. See to it that you’re making a good impression with each message you send with these 10 tips from John Torre.

Have you met BERT? Google’s new algorithm update — Bi-directional Encoder Representations from Transformers — is a boon to web writers. See why and how in the latest Reality Blog.

Coming Up…

Due Today! Submissions for the current Wealthy Web Writer Practice Assignment close today. That means if you want your assignment considered for a live review, you need to make sure to have it in to me by tomorrow. All the details are available here.

December 6: Product pages are everywhere on the Internet. Catalog sites… Amazon… e-commerce sites… they all use product pages. In this live webinar, I’ll dig into what makes for a good product page, and review submissions of sample product pages written by Wealthy Web Writer members. If you are interested in offering this kind of writing to your clients. You won’t want to miss this live event. Details will be posted soon.

Around the Web

Search engine results on Google have changed a lot over the years. See how that has affected user behavior

Let’s say you’re talking to a prospect about a big project… one that is likely to consume most of your time for months to come. Here are some ideas from Ed Gandia on how to approach pricing a project like that.

Strong conversions come from more than just promising benefits. Brian Clark explains here

A quick, fun writing tip from Ann Handley…

That’s all for now. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

A woman soaking up the sun

Heather Robson

Heather Robson

Managing editor of Wealthy Web Writer, Heather has over ten years of content marketing and development experience.

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