The Importance of a Good Blog Theme

It’s all moving a bit fast, isn’t it? The more blogs I read, the more I see how website aesthetics have changed with mobile internet and touch screen technology. The most noticeable change is the move toward touchscreen functionality which is no longer limited to mobile devices but now common on laptops too. So I’ve … Continue reading The Importance of a Good Blog Theme

None of Us Are Getting Any Younger, So Enjoy It

Perhaps a more poignant reflection for the end of 2018. It has been a difficult year in many ways, but by no means the worst I’ve ever experienced. I would say “bittersweet” with the start of 2019 looking like beginning with a bright future right now. January started as any other did – I had … Continue reading None of Us Are Getting Any Younger, So Enjoy It

Blog Posts to Delete for Improved SEO

Regular readers will know that this blog regularly undergoes an overhaul. It’s vital for my business that I move with the times. The type of content has also changed. During the summer I made arguably the biggest change to the website since changing its name in 2012 and giving it a more professional sheen. During … Continue reading Blog Posts to Delete for Improved SEO

How to Keep Your Freelance Blog Fresh

This blog has undergone many changes over the last year – arguably more than in the previous seven years together. I daresay that process is over, but it’s now at a place where I feel happy with it for 2018. 2019 is another matter, however. Like our freelance business in general, it pays to keep … Continue reading How to Keep Your Freelance Blog Fresh

The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Approach Bloggers with Guest Posts

My visibility must be very good at the moment as in recent months I’ve received multiple requests from strangers to host their blog posts. These are often new freelance content writers desperate to get noticed in this industry who perhaps don’t have the budget for marketing.

Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Blog Hits

How do you go about improving your web hits? Frustration with low outreach is one of the main reasons people stop blogging – both business blogging and hobby bloggers alike. There is no magic rule to high visibility, good hits or sustained viewers despite what some websites might promise you for £30 per month. You … Continue reading Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Blog Hits

Most People Don’t Read Articles They Share on Social Media

It’s been suspected for many years, but it’s recently been confirmed that most people don’t even read articles they share on social media before they share them. The headline is the all-powerful attention grabber but now they are so attention-grabbing that people just share. Have we become so entrenched in our echo chambers? Do we … Continue reading Most People Don’t Read Articles They Share on Social Media

Brevity in Your Writing: Adding by Taking Away

When reading a book, nothing annoys, frustrates and irritates me more than when an author over-writes their work to the extent that it annoys, frustrates and irritates me no end. There has been a tendency in the last decade or so for enormous forest-killing books to exceed 800 pages to grace the book shelves of … Continue reading Brevity in Your Writing: Adding by Taking Away

What’s Muphry’s Law?

Wait, what… is that a typo? No it isn’t and yes it is… sort of. But it’s delibeberate a bit like that one. Do you have any idea what I am talking about? We all know what Murphy’s Law is (or Sod’s Law as we say in England) “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong” such … Continue reading What’s Muphry’s Law?

“Like” Spamming

I am getting a little fed up with receiving lots of likes on posts. Great, I enjoy good feedback like any other blogger and I appreciate that you appreciate what I write. However, there seems to be a growing trend on WordPress for “Like” spammers. That is, people who trawl hundreds of blogs in a … Continue reading “Like” Spamming