Posts tagged "advice"
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.
How Not to Write a Sales Letter (with assistance from cuddly Ken Bates)

How Not to Write a Sales Letter (with assistance from cuddly Ken Bates)

Despite telesales, despite search engine marketing, and despite social media, direct sales letters are still one of the most important and effective weapons in any marketer's arsenal. Done right, a great sales letter can deliver huge returns on a fairly small investment.
5 Apocalyptically Bad Topics I Don't Want to See in 2012

5 Apocalyptically Bad Topics I Don’t Want to See in 2012

2012 is finally here. The year of the London Olympics, the Golden Jubilee and, most concerningly, the end of the world. If the misinterpreted non-prophesies of a dead Mesoamerican civilisation are to be believed (they're not), then the world will end in some horrible manner on December 21 2012 (it won't).
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.
The Small Business Guide to Handling Negative Criticism - A Guest Post by Amy Fowler

The Small Business Guide to Handling Negative Criticism – A Guest Post by Amy Fowler

It’s fact of life in business that many small business owners find it difficult to handle negative reviews in a calm, collected manner.
How to Use Hashtags

How to Use Hashtags

In this 200 word post, we’ll find out just how to use Twitter #hashtags. Because some of you just aren’t getting it. At all.
The Real Secret to SEO Success

The Real Secret to SEO Success

How many times have bloggers, gurus and SEO rockstar ninjas given you a spiel about their service, their ebook or their amazing SEO prowess? Completely missing the one real secret to SEO success? Dozens of times? Hundreds? Well, you can safely ignore them. Because I know what the secret is. And so will you.
Swearing in Your Copy? Fuck Off.

Swearing in Your Copy? Fuck Off.

In this 200 word post, Andy discusses the merits (or lack thereof) of swearing in your copy. Beware, at least 2.5% of this post is swearing. But he doesn't use the C-Word. Because he's a fucking classy guy like that.
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.
Piss Off, Pedants

Piss Off, Pedants

The following is inspired by @BobbleBardsley challenging me to write 200 words or fewer on grammar-dinosaurs.
Guest Post: Successful Copywriting Doesn’t Always Mean Fresh Content

Guest Post: Successful Copywriting Doesn’t Always Mean Fresh Content

When you study journalism, they tell you that you need to be on the cutting edge by providing fresh, unique content...