Inspiration


The Monthly Creativity Challenge

It’s that time of year again where we look ahead, then set goals and intentions. When you work for yourself, it’s easy to make those intentions all about the business. However, when you are at the heart of that business, you need to look after you, too! I attended the […]

Tapping into your creativity

Lessons learned from another year in Business

Lessons From Another Year in Business

I have a memory of a school Parent’s Evening. As a sometime teacher’s pet, my innate need to please made me a bit of a suck-up, constantly seeking approval. I was often the first with a hand up in class – Hermione, but without the grades! As B grade average […]


Gorgeous Greetings – Fortune Is In The Follow Up

  It’s that time of year again where we go into retail meltdown – buy all the things, eat all the pies! Seasons Greetings!   Spending money we don’t have buying things for people who don’t want them… Above all else, Christmas is about showing gratitude to the people you […]

Sending greetings

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 […]

flock of birds

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

editing skills to improve your blog

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 […]