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 […]

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The freedom of cycling and self emplyment

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 […]

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 […]

Three things your business should work on

Setting boundaries while staying authentic

How To Set Boundaries On My Blog? (A to Z of Blogging)

    I’ll be the first to admit that the last three letters in the A to Z of Blogging are a bit tenuous! I’ve come this far, I want to complete this series! X is for X-Ray Y is for You Z is for Zoom Let’s tackle them together… […]

Why I Wanted to Self Publish (& You Could Too)

I responded to a comment on a fellow writer friend’s Facebook post a while back in which someone said, “You’d have to be desperate to self publish with Amazon“. I couldn’t resist the urge to challenge them on their assumptions about self-publishing…     I’ve published 3 fiction novels and […]

8 reasons why I chose to self publish my books

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 […]

Passion Projects #8: Pearls of Wisdom with Jan Para

    Retiring quietly and retreating into the shadows was never going to be an option for the next passion-driven entrepreneur I’m featuring in the Passion Project series. When Jan Para started The Rocks Collection, it was a way to see more of the world with her new found freedom from […]

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Which platform do I use to write my blog

Where Do I Write My Blog? (A to Z of Blogging)

    Entrepreneurs dipping their toes into the murky waters of blogging for the first time often ask me, “Where do I write a blog?”. Keeping up with the latest platforms and technology can be overwhelming and off-putting for those new to blogging to support their business. Do I blog […]

How to Write Catchy Blog Titles Your Readers Can’t Resist

Coming up with creative and clickable titles for your blog articles can be tough. They need to be catchy and informative, to appeal to both humans and also Google. I’m hosting a contributor, with some ideas and top tips to help you:   How to Write Catchy Blog Titles Your […]

Creating Clickable Blog Titles

Crystal and Kinetic Divination

Directing Your Energy – A Little Adventure in Kinetic Divination

“Where your attention goes, your energy flows” I have a vague memory of a work away day. It was so many years ago, I’m not even sure where I was working! One of the team-building exercises was to describe each of the members of our team as a food item. […]