My name is Scott Nesbitt, and I’m one of the many (and proud) who write for a living. Software documentation, marketing material, ebooks, articles, essays, and reviews. With new posts twice a week, this blog shares my thoughts and ideas about writing and the writing life.
For me, writing is more than just a way to make a living and pay the bills. It’s a way to express myself, to share my ideas and opinions. It’s a way to teach and to learn.
Reusing posts from this blog
Keep in mind that everything posted to this blog is copyrighted.
If you want to reuse any of the posts in this space, please ask first. While a saying goes that it’s better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission, with me it’s one strike and you’re out. Contact me. It only takes a minute. If you’re using the post for any non-commercial purpose, I’ll more than likely say yes.
As you’ve probably noticed, I talk about more than a few products — software, Web applications, books — on this blog. I use those products and, for the most part, I have no personal relationship with the people behind those products. Nor do I have any business relationship with the companies that put out those products.
You’ll notice that I wrote for the most part. In some cases I do get review copies of books from publishers. I’m also part of affiliate programs for Amazon and Dropbox. Only with the former is there any possibility of me earning some money. It hasn’t happened yet, though. With Dropbox, I used to receive additional storage space for free if someone followed my affiliate link, signs up, and installs the Dropbox desktop client. I hit the limit a while ago, but keep the referral link because I think Dropbox is a solid service that people can benefit from.
There’s also a bit of advertising in this space. Not very much, and I hope that it’s unobtrusive.
That said, I’m not deluged with requests to review or endorse products. There’s not even a trickle of such requests, to be honest. Any products that I write about in this space I use and, in many cases, pay for out of my own pocket or PayPal account. I try to write about those products in as a critical and an unbiased manner as possible.
My thoughts and opinions are my own. They can’t be bought or rented.