Jul 20, 2016

Top tips for small business marketing on a budget

The challenge of getting a business up and running with next to nothing is part of the fun of starting an enterprise. I think so anyway. […]
Jul 18, 2016

Using Quora to find blog topics

I must to admit to being a bit of a late starter to Quora. I have been to the site often when answers came up in […]
Jul 13, 2016

How to maintain your privacy online

I’m something of a privacy advocate. I don’t do anything illegal and I would be of no interest to the state but I don’t see why […]
Jun 29, 2016

Five skills your content writer needs to deliver what you need

If you have been working with content writers for any length of time, you won’t need me to tell you that not all writers are created […]
Jun 27, 2016

Images could be slowing down your website, here’s how to stop it

The power of a good visual on a web page or within a blog post cannot be overstated. It’s the icing on the cake, the ooh […]
Jun 22, 2016

Keyword research for blog post ideas

Part of the skill of being a blogger is getting noticed. Anyone can create content all day long and post it, but if it isn’t on […]
Jun 20, 2016

Top tips for writing evergreen content

Content marketing concentrates a lot on the new, shiny and up and coming. Often, if your news happened over 24 hours ago it’s old. However, there […]
Jun 15, 2016

Four reasons why you should outsource your web content

If you’re serious about audience engagement and want to leverage content marketing for all it’s worth, you need to do it right. Sharing knowledge, interesting tips, […]
Jun 13, 2016

10 mistakes many bloggers make and how to avoid them

On the surface, blogging is a simple way to make a living. Certainly, if you look at freelance websites, there are hundreds, if not thousands of […]
Jun 8, 2016

What is semantic keyword research and what can it do for you?

I was discussing a website project with a French client the other day and got into quite the discussion about semantics. Not quite the conversation you’re […]
Jun 6, 2016

Obsolete WordPress installs leaving businesses vulnerable

According to research undertaken by RiskIQ, 10 of the UK’s top 30 organisations are running outdated versions of the world’s top CMS, WordPress and Drupal. This […]
Jun 1, 2016

Securing WordPress using your htaccess file

Securing your website should be a primary concern of any website owner, whether a hobbyist or corporate webmaster. Most unsupervised installations include no security at all […]
May 30, 2016

Use two factor authentication on your WordPress website

Two factor authentication is rapidly making its way across many websites. It started with banking, then social media sites and now is spreading fast across other […]
May 25, 2016

Top ways to avoid WordPress comment spam

If you run a blog that allows comments, chances are that consigning comment spam to the trash is a daily chore. I get hundreds of such […]
Dec 29, 2014

How Cornwall can help get rid of writer’s block

Or anyone else in search of inspiration. Many writers and artists of all genres have found they can’t help but be inspired by what it has […]
Jan 16, 2015

Some excuses to stop you writing

No matter how much we may want to write, there always seems to be a reason why we don’t. It’s an experience even established writers come […]
Feb 2, 2015

Are you writing for the right audience?

When you write you’ll know basically who your audience is likely to be. And when you consider all the different ways of communicating with people you […]
Feb 16, 2015

Stop dreaming about it and write

Most people have a dream about what they’d like to do given the chance. Winning the lottery might be out of your hands, like many other […]
Mar 13, 2015

Finding your own style when writing

Whatever you’re writing you want it to stand out from all the other writing out there. With fiction you obviously want people to read your book […]
Mar 20, 2015

Don’t be afraid of plot variations, there’s still room for yours

If you’re thinking of starting to write you’re probably feeling rather daunted at the prospect. Especially if what you want to write about is already the […]
Apr 3, 2015

You can’t write with a closed mind

You might think if you’re using your imagination it’d be impossible to have a closed mind. How would all those good ideas get through if you […]
Apr 8, 2015

Making ‘what ifs’ part of your writing

Some people say that along with ‘if only’, the saddest words in the English language are ‘what if.’ Which of course is true in many instances. […]
Apr 15, 2015

Writing with colour

There are some people who only look at life in black and white. Many more can see countless shades of grey in between. And of course […]
May 20, 2015

Writing fiction to draw readers in

Which after all that time spent writing your masterpiece is exactly what you want. But there’s a big difference between writing a good story and readers […]
May 25, 2015

Writing that give readers something to do

Not physically of course. But don’t forget reading isn’t just using your eyes. Your brain is already racing ahead of you. As it takes in the […]
Jun 1, 2015

Giving the right amount of information in your writing

Whatever you’re writing you might well think there’s no room for misunderstanding. You know what you’re saying so surely everyone reading it will feel the same. […]
Jun 12, 2015

The importance of emotions when writing your characters

When you’re reading, what it is that conjures up the images to go with the story? That moment of drawing you in so you can picture […]
Jun 17, 2015

If you’re writing fiction or copy, the end is as important as the beginning.

Perhaps more so. If you’ve enticed people into reading that far, the end has to be satisfactory. Not a damp squib. Fiction and copy have that […]
Jun 22, 2015

What do blogs, copy, and fiction have in common?

They might be totally different genres with a completely different agenda. But what blogs, copy, and fiction have in common is the fact they’re there to […]