Business Skills and Tips


Six Blogging FAQ

As a blogging mentor for businesses, I’m frequently asked to speak at events on the finer points and skills associated with building a successful business blog to grow your influence. When I’m speaking to new bloggers, I’m always asked the same questions (FAQ), and the six most frequently asked are: […]


Why write original content

Why It’s Important To Write Original Content

I get several pitches a week from people wanting to write for my blog, and I’m always happy to consider original posts. But when Richard Smith contributed this article I resonated with it immediately.   I run workshops for a couple of Enterprise Agencies (listed on my Events Page). An […]


If I’m On Social Media, Do I Really Need a Website?

I recently gave a talk to The Society of Authors in Bristol on ‘Blogging for writers’. I recommended hosting a blog on your website, busted five myths about blogging and had a Q&A session. One of the participants asked me, “Do I need a website if I blog on social […]


How To Handle The Urge To Quit Your Blog

,Most of us have the urge to quit at some stage! Sometimes it just feels like too much. Have you ever felt like giving up on your blog? Are you embarrassed by how out of date your blog is? Are you ever tempted to delete it, quit it, stop your […]


What's the difference between content and copy

What’s the Difference Between Content and Copy?

I had a 1 to 1 meeting over a coffee last week with a new contact I’d made through networking.  She told me how much she’d struggled with the content on her website. When I dug into it with her, the thing she’d struggled with was the copy. It’s hard […]


How Blogging Can Refine Your Business

How Blogging Can Refine Your Business

Your business will always be a work in progress. There will always be elements to refine throughout its lifecycle, until the day you close it down or sell it on. In 2013, when I decided that would be the year I would fulfil a lifelong ambition to publish a book, […]


Why I Don’t Believe in Copywriting

Cruising around on Facebook, I saw an image about copywriting that made my belly do a backflip. It said, “Why I Don’t Believe in Copywriters”.   My initial reaction was, “OMG! Who is this person saying something I think but I’m too scared to admit, for fear of upsetting my […]

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When is the best time to start a blog

When Is The Best Time To Start A Blog?

Starting a blog is a commitment – keeping your website alive, producing content regularly. But then, so is any ongoing project. Maintaining momentum and consistency takes time, energy and discipline. So, when is a good time to start? The simple answer is… now! There is never a ‘right’ time to […]