Blogging

You Really Shouldn’t Be Blogging

Everyone's telling you that you should be blogging. Well they're wrong. That's right. You really shouldn't be blogging. Read on to find out why.

Can You Afford to Work For Free?

FM Britain has shown me that if you ever want to make money, you can't afford to work for free.

The Secret That’ll Get Your Clients to Read to the End

The longer you rattle on about a product or service, the more chance you have of the client getting bored. Be brief and focussed – that way you can be sure the reader is going to carry on to the end. Kick off with an intriguing headline. Then outline the issue your product or service...

Your Blog Bores the Arse Off Me

Hi there. You don’t know me too well, but maybe you should. I’m your audience.  I’m the guy who subscribes to your blog via RSS, retweets your posts and leaves you the odd comment. But let me tell you a secret. I’m doing those things more out of habit at the moment. Why? Because your...

New Years Resolutions for 2010

Well, New Year’s finally here, and with but a few hours left of this decade, I’d like to take this opportunity to announce my New Year’s Resolutions. Please feel free to disregard them, as they’ll inevitably be abandoned by the time my hangover clears some time next year.

How Not to Get a Guest Post – The Alexandru Rotaru Method

Imagine my delight this morning when I received an enquiry from UT’s contact form. Had someone finally decided to offer me huge amounts of money to release their Nigerian Uncle’s estate via my bank account? Alas, no. It was someone asking if they could possibly put a guest article on Unmemorable Title. Not an uncommon practise in...

Five Clichés to Create Quick Content

I know it's good form to avoid clichés wherever possible, but we've all had days when we know we need to pick up a pen or settle in at the keyboard and just don't feel creative. Luckily, bloggers the world over have developed cunning methods that allow them to put out a few hundred words...

The FirstFound Blog Launches Today

It might be the case that I drop the SEO from Unmemorable Title and focus on copywriting, as I've been appointed editor of The FirstFound Blog.

The Manchester Blog Awards Shortlist Announced

My nomination for best writing on a blog was My Shitty Twenties, the blog of a single mother, writer, librarian and travel consultant who's probably the most engaging blogger within a thirty mile radius.

Dr Frankenstein’s Top Five Social Media Mashups

Having read Kieron Hughes’ article on Twitter vs Facebook on his SEO blog (and discussing mashups with Roger Davies this morning), I’ve been thinking about what could be gained from combining different social media sites. Read on for a veritable Frankenstein’s laboratory of crimes agains the Internet.

The Essential Writer’s Reading List

Am I working on cultivating a network of like-minded bloggers, and supporting their work as much as I hope they’ll support mine? The answer, it seems, is yes.

Are You Guilty of a Crime Against Writing?

Have you been questioned over the murder of the English language? Are you suspected of stealing your readers’ time? Is the evidence stacking up against you as the grammar police move in for the bust? Your readers are your judge and jury – but it’s possible that they might want to be your executioner if...