Posts tagged "advice"
Four Great 90s Adverts (and What You Need to Learn From Them)

Four Great 90s Adverts (and What You Need to Learn From Them)

Over the weekend, ITV’s CITV channel showed a collection of retro kids’ TV shows from the 90s. But while Pat Sharp and the Twins, Tregard and his hapless dungeoneers and Julia Sawahla’s Press Gang all triggered waves of fond memories from the decade that shame forgot, something key was missing. 90s adverts. And not just...
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.
Five Ways to Fast-Track Yourself onto My Unfollow List

Five Ways to Fast-Track Yourself onto My Unfollow List

Have you checked Qwitter recently? If you haven't, you'll probably be surprised to learn that people just don't like following you on Twitter. Your followers are dropping like flies, and it shows no signs of stopping. Why?
Playing Your Cards Right - The Ebook Price Conundrum

Playing Your Cards Right – The Ebook Price Conundrum

Think of all the free content you've put on your blog over your writing career. Thousands of little golden nuggets of information and advice. Wouldn't it be nice if you could get people to pay you for all that imparted wisdom?
Copywriting Rates: Avoidable Banana Skins – Part 1

Copywriting Rates: Avoidable Banana Skins – Part 1

Watch out all you freelance copywriters! You've left money on the table… You've lost that job… You've lost any chance of lucrative repeat business!
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.
Please Stop Verbing Your Nouns

Please Stop Verbing Your Nouns

I'm part of the generation that was never formally taught English grammar. I don't know what adverb means, I think pronouns sound slightly seedy, and that conjunction is something that happens in a car park outside a prison.
Five Suffixes That'll Make you Look Like a Moron

Five Suffixes That’ll Make you Look Like a Moron

Suffixes are superb inventions. They can take a boring, humdrum word and turn it into something wonderful. Using the right suffix will help you create unforgettable portmanteaus that hook the reader and don't let go. But if you use the wrong suffix, you can come across a a pretentious, preening pillock with no grasp of the...
Why I'm Seriously Losing Pinterest

Why I’m Seriously Losing Pinterest

Last week, I was confronted with something horrible. Somebody that I follow on Twitter had re-tweeted a blog post by a mutual acquaintance. Someone whose posts I love to read... I clicked. I took one look at the post, and hammered the back button. Then hit unfollow.
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...
The Capello Communication Conundrum

The Capello Communication Conundrum

Fabio Capello had it all. A fantastic position with a world-renowned organisation, and a massive salary to boot. But taking the England job has ruined his career. Could poor communication do the same to you?