Blogging


What Shall I Be When I Grow Up?

I remember something my dad said to me when I was a teenager thinking about which courses to pick, which direction to take… he said, “I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.” That flippant remark has always stuck with me. It’s a tough question, […]

What shall I be when I grow up? Treasure map

magic wand revive old writing

Breathe New Life into Old Writing

(This is a super short, quick tips post that will take less than 5 minutes to read) I’ve been blogging for a few years now, one of the things I love about it is that gradual build-up of great value I can share. Some of my most popular workshops sprung […]


Birds Must Sing… Why Everything You Write Matters!

We live in the middle of a row of 1930’s terraces in Bristol, UK. The houses are old railway, docker’s and miner’s houses from the mid-century industrialism of Bristol. They were lucky enough to escape being flattened in the Blitz. There’s a patch of waste ground from the alley along […]

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Blogging challenges survey results

The Biggest Blog Challenges for Business

    There are many challenges businesses face when it comes to blogging. Over the past few years, I’ve developed something of a reputation locally as ‘the blog lady’. I’m a trainer, mentor, blogger and author but people know me because I’m often talking about and training small businesses to […]


How to Discover Your Expertise – A Guest Post

  It’s always a privilege to host fellow entrepreneurs as guests on the blog and share their expertise. When they have been long-time business buddies too, that’s an extra bonus. Linda Davies-Carr’s drive, determination and passion are impressive. As The Master Fixer, she’s helped plenty of businesses to achieve their […]

Discover your expertise

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The Real Writing Is In The Edit

“The real writing happens in the edit” I find myself saying that a lot. I say it, because I believe it and I preach it to anyone writing their own blogs and other content. I’m going to use a rather crude analogy here, so brace yourselves…   You’re walking along […]


The Joy Of Freedom – On Your Bike

    Meet Barry…     Barry The Bike   He’s been sat in my shed for seven years until this summer. I re-homed the various spiders who’d moved into Barry’s nooks and crannies and took him to Crucial BMX for a service. For just under £80 – a new […]

The freedom of cycling and self emplyment

Three things your business should work on

Three Things Your Business Should Work On

It’s all too easy to swamp yourself with work In the business, while neglecting working On the business. But working on the business is more than thinking about cashflow and how to win the next client! In fact, personally I hate the phrase ‘winning’ a client. For me, it’s not […]


Crowd of men. If web platforms were people

If Web Platforms Were People

Brilliant guest post by my friend and colleague, WordPress Developer, Vik Martin. Vik designs beautiful websites for real people using WordPress and I’m delighted to be co-hosting a workshop on Blogging With WordPress, with her.   If Blogging platforms were people…   You want to start a blog but which […]