A recent blog post on the Society of Professional Journalists’ site rang true for us. The blogger attended a Mediabistro event in Seattle and wrote:

“The crowd is usually a mix of editors, journalists, PR and marketing folks, and the conversations were lively and informative. We shared ideas, contacts, success stories, pitching tips and a few assignments-gone-wrong tales of woe. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed mixing it up with my peers.”

Interestingly enough though her non-freelance friend attending the event didn’t quite understand how freelancers could be helpful to each other and freely offer suggestions and connections considering they’re in the same field and competing for the same work. Read more