Blogging, Tips and advice

Can reading other blogs makes you a better blogger?

There is a really short answer to this question - yes! Or the slightly longer answer - absolutely! I love to read (unsurprisingly!) and just like the oft repeated tips for becoming a better author, should you wish to write your own book, the best way to become a better writer is to read more.… Continue reading Can reading other blogs makes you a better blogger?

Tips and advice, Websites

It’s just a slider

I am going to keep this blog post short and sweet this week as the whole point of slider text is to grab people's attention and to get them to delve further into your website. Just to clarify, many websites, on the homepage, have a series of banner images or photos which either change automatically… Continue reading It’s just a slider

Tips and advice, Writing for Business

Feeding a thirst for information

I recently spent five days in Disneyland Paris and whilst it was brilliant in many, many ways, there was one element that resonated with me - visitors' thirst for content. Specifically, they wanted information...far more information than was available. And not only more information but the same information repeated. They wanted clear guidance. And even… Continue reading Feeding a thirst for information

Tips and advice

5 Fabulous Rhetorical Devices

I mentioned in one of my Facebook Lives a few weeka ago that using a ‘tricolon’ is a great ‘rhetorical device’. After a couple of question about what this meant and also some positive feedback on the power of devices like this, I thought I would discuss some other great rhetorical device to help give… Continue reading 5 Fabulous Rhetorical Devices

Tips and advice

Finding motivation – let me motivate you!

Some days you just don't feel it! I get it! Creating content for your business is exhausting. You have to not only come up with ideas, physically create the posts, blogs, emails, website updates, etc, etc, but you also need to do it all with the motivation and drive to present the best version of… Continue reading Finding motivation – let me motivate you!

Tips and advice

Say it loud and proud

I find the hardest thing to convey when discussing content is how important it is to say the most obvious things about your business and tell people why you are saying it. People forget that it is the basic details which are necessary to say loud and clear...and again and again! I am here to… Continue reading Say it loud and proud

Websites

Lower your bounce rate – keeping visitors on your website

Your website is your 'shop' - it is where you want clients to explore your business, to learn more about you and all that you have to offer. You don't want people to 'peer in the window' and then scarper! So, how do you keep people on your website for longer? Actual website design and… Continue reading Lower your bounce rate – keeping visitors on your website

Blogging, Tips and advice

3 Ways To Get Your Blog Noticed

It breaks my heart when I hear about the amount of people that are blogging but I don't know anything about it. I speak to small business owners and I hear about how they have been blogging for months, but even though I follow their social media accounts and subscribe to their email marketing...I still… Continue reading 3 Ways To Get Your Blog Noticed

Blogging, Introductions

Failing miserably…but doing something about it

I have to admit that I am failing miserably with my blogging over this last month! I talk a lot to my clients about having 'back up' blog post; about planning your time; scheduling writing time and about consistently publishing blogs with regularity. And what have I done? ...well, none of what I preach. I… Continue reading Failing miserably…but doing something about it