It must be Friday. The temptation to take a long weekend is strong, but the client manuscripts beckon me to do otherwise. Another busy week is approaching its end, so how was everyone's week? Busy, productive, profitable, and all those other positive words will hopefully be part of the response. And maybe you had some time for holiday shopping as well. Anyway, thanks to a few fast-approaching deadlines, this post, like last week's, will be short. On the bright side, this should leave you with more time to take in the articles I'm referring you to this week.

Admittedly, the list is a bit shorter this week too, but one of the articles links to a free gift so that should make up for it, right? This week's theme is blogging, either launching a blog, how much to charge for a blog post, or getting attention with great headlines for your posts. So let's get started, shall we?

When Should You Launch Your New Blog? [Complete or On the Go?]: I've been thinking about launching a new blog. I have a long list of article topics and, thanks to a tight schedule and holiday preparations, only one post written. And this post from Darren Rowse at ProBlogger could not have come at a better time. He definitely mentions some things to consider before launching, including content, design, promotion.

Advice on Charging for Writing Blog Posts: This comes from Sharon Hurley Hall at Get Paid to Write Online, and in it she discusses the sticky question of how much to charge for a blog post and some things to consider as you decide. This is a great post for anyone looking to blog professionally.

Sex, Lies, and the Art of Commanding Attention: I promised a free gift from one this week's bloggers, and here it is. Jon Morrow at Copyblogger not only discusses the art of writing great headlines, he also links to an earlier post where he offers a free gift, Headline Hacks.

Enjoy these articles, including the free gift from Copyblogger.

Have a great Friday and an even better weekend!