blogging

What’s the shelf life of a blog?

24th June 2020 | Posted in Blogging, Content creation

Current times have thrown up a whole new set of search terms for blogs. This time last year, who had heard of ‘coronavirus’, ‘Covid-19’, ‘lockdown’, or even ‘Joe Wickes’? The temptation in writing blogs for today is to throw today’s popular pandemic terms into the content with abandon. That’s certainly not wrong, especially if you […]

Getting the grumps out of the way – and then starting again

| Posted in Blogging

I spent ages writing a blog yesterday that I’m not going to publish. Why? Because it broke umpteen of my rules of good marketing communications: It was grouchy It was very long It meandered It was all about me Now, I believe I have very good grounds for getting frustrated with a certain sector of […]

Honesty in blogging can be healthy for your brand

18th April 2018 | Posted in Blogging, Branding

Do you struggle to be endlessly positive in your blogging because you’re trying to show you know best? I do. Perhaps we’re trying too hard. Perhaps there’s nothing wrong with being less than perfect. And not knowing all the answers all the time. It can be hard to constantly take the role of lofty adviser […]

My blogs are misbehaving

17th June 2016 | Posted in Blogging

It’s not like I don’t have a content plan. It’s not like I haven’t thought through the topic. And remembered all about the audience persona that I am addressing. And yet my blogs constantly misbehave. Instead of telling a single story, they wander around a number of (very interesting) points and finish far away from […]

How to keep blogs simple

Why it’s good to ignore your own content rules – sometimes

3rd February 2015 | Posted in Content creation

As a content manager for web sites and blogs I get to both make decisions about what gets published and write some of that content myself.   I’ve been in this writing business for a fair while now as a journalist and a copywriter. That means I have pretty strong views on how we should […]

Do you have bragging rights?

19th January 2015 | Posted in Small business

I have a friend who has spent all our offsprings’ childhoods having to ask for lifts because her car is off the road again. Why’s was it always in such a parlous state? Because her husband was a mechanic who was permanently on the verge of servicing her vehicle, but paid work always came along […]

Every business needs to spend time on its marketing as well as delivering service

Do you have time for blog writing?

10th February 2010 | Posted in Blogging

We all have good intentions. And certainly producing a blog two or three times a week as recommended by those who know is a pretty major good intention. Finding the time to write and write well is tough. MarketingSherpa has come up with 6 tips to help with blog writing. Not surprisingly, as I’m a professional copywriter, I’m […]

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