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Why I'm No Longer Offering You a Guest Post

Why I’m No Longer Offering You a Guest Post

There's an art to writing a great guest post pitch. First, you need to look at the blogs in your niche. You need to find a site that you're familiar with, come up with a unique topic that would appeal to that readership, and then put together a polite, competent email that grabs the attention...
Five Blog Post Ideas That Won't Leave Your Readers Groaning

Five Blog Post Ideas That Won’t Leave Your Readers Groaning

If there's one way to ensure that you're never devoid of inspiration, it's to have a set of killer blog post ideas to fall back on when lighting just isn't striking. But too often, your backup ideas can be derivative and cliched - which will undermine your readers' confidence in you. So read on, and...
2013: The Burning Blogging Questions

2013: The Burning Blogging Questions

This post isn't a set of predictions. It's something far more useful. Andrew starts 2013 by asking the burning blogging questions that could be the difference between a year of successes and a year of failures.
Five Brilliant Bits of Copywriting Advice (That Bloggers Keep Ignoring)

Five Brilliant Bits of Copywriting Advice (That Bloggers Keep Ignoring)

Whether you're writing a restaurant review, ranting about the quality of political comment in this country or trying to sell your services, the rules, goals and skillsets are the same.
Would It Kill You to Be Nice?

Would It Kill You to Be Nice?

For some reason, the internet is making us incredibly angry. It's making us argue past the point of reason. It's making us set up fake Twitter accounts to harass the outspoken. And it's making us avoid the comments section of websites, because we're afraid of what we'll find down there.
The Seductive Art of Blog Commenting

The Seductive Art of Blog Commenting

It's that time of year when everyone's thoughts turn to hooking up, getting together and making a sweet, sweet partnership. For bloggers, that means only one thing...
Why I'm Giving Up on Social Sharing Sites

Why I’m Giving Up on Social Sharing Sites

Community. Sharing. Social. These unfortunates are just three of the buzz words that have been ruthlessly stripped of all meaning by the internet.
Of Course Good Spelling and Grammar Matter

Of Course Good Spelling and Grammar Matter

In this 200 Word Post (the first of 2012), Andy explains that despite what you may have read, spelling does actually matter. You fools.
Swords, Sorcery and Snow Trolls - The Skyrim Guide to Blogging

Swords, Sorcery and Snow Trolls – The Skyrim Guide to Blogging

If you find yourself within earshot of a nerd this week, the chances are that you'll hear the word "Skyrim" bandied about in excitable tones. Don't worry - this isn't some obscure lewd act known only to members of the mile-high club. It's a computer game.
Stop Pretending that Your Blog Isn't About Your Ego

Stop Pretending that Your Blog Isn’t About Your Ego

The following is a 200 word post inspired by a discussion with @TomCopy about self-promotion, blogging and ego.
What Bloggers Need to Learn from Poets

What Bloggers Need to Learn from Poets

Surely there's no common ground dark art of marketing and the creative art of poetry? You might be surprised to hear that as a blogger, you need to learn from poets.
The 2nd Annual Bad Ass SEO Guest Blogging Contest!

The 2nd Annual Bad Ass SEO Guest Blogging Contest!

As you may have guessed from the title, I've entered the 2011 Annual Bad Ass SEO Guest Blogging Contest!