Blogging, Hurdles to Blogging

Hurdles to Blogging #15 – “I want to blog but never get round to it!”

I agonised for ages about the title of this hurdle...it is primarily about purpose. I speak to so many people who say that they would like to blog but it just never reaches the top of their 'To do list'...it is never a priority. You might find this a surprise, given what I do, but… Continue reading Hurdles to Blogging #15 – “I want to blog but never get round to it!”

Social Media

#Hashtags – where are you hanging out?

Who uses hashtags on a regular basis? I am going to focus on their use very generally across social media and give you a brief overview of how they work and how they can work harder for your business and social media copy. Don't forget about tags for your blog too...but I'll discuss that another… Continue reading #Hashtags – where are you hanging out?

Blogging

Some blog topic inspiration…

Hands up...who is struggling with their blog content? Who is struggling to come up with ideas? Who isn't sure what to write about next? Oh, it is one of the joys of the 'content treadmill'! However, the favourite bit of my job is coming up with ideas. I love inspiring people to get excited about… Continue reading Some blog topic inspiration…

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Tips and advice, Writing for Business

3 Steps to Great Content

It couldn’t be easier, right? Three simple steps! I am not demeaning the effort it takes to create get content and I am not saying making content is quick or easy. However, if you keep the following three things in mind with whatever you do, then I know that your content will feel more focussed,… Continue reading 3 Steps to Great Content

Blogging, Hurdles to Blogging

Hurdles to Blogging #14 – I don’t get why I need categories!

I am back with another addition to my Hurdles to Blogging series - find them, amongst others, in the Blogging Category section of my website. I am amazed at the amount of bloggers who don't take advantage of the function of categories. Firstly, let me assure you that categories are your best friend when it… Continue reading Hurdles to Blogging #14 – I don’t get why I need categories!

Social Media

Top tips for supporting small businesses on social media

I am really passionate about supporting local independent businesses. With the collapse of Thomas Cook here in the UK this week, and two businesses announcing they are to close in my own small village, it just reminds me how much local and high street shops need our support. It is up to businesses to adapt… Continue reading Top tips for supporting small businesses on social media

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

Introductions, Writing for Business

100th blog post – why good copy still makes good business sense

I can't quite believe it but yes this is my 100th blog post?! I started blogging two years ago and absolutely love it. I find it fantastic for reflection, great for deepening my knowledge and, some days, it can be very cathartic. I wrote a couple of introductory posts and then my first 'proper' post… Continue reading 100th blog post – why good copy still makes good business sense