Posts tagged "mistakes"
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?
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.
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...
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.
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).
You're Not a Ninja, You're a Fool

You’re Not a Ninja, You’re a Fool

Names and titles are important. When you've got a split-second to make an impression, you need to explain clearly and concisely just what it is that you can do for a client.
Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

It sounds like you're nice and comfy. Which is a shame if you're about to start writing. Because if you want to write well, being comfortable isn't good for you.
'Inappropriate' Ads - Is This Advert Worse Than Barnados?

‘Inappropriate’ Ads – Is This Advert Worse Than Barnados?

The advert above just won a Silver Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival. And I have to say, it's memorable. But it's memorable for all the wrong reasons.
When Is A Coach Not A Coach?

When Is A Coach Not A Coach?

Do you want to hear a really bad joke? Here you go: When is a coach not a coach?
Insulting, Self-Deprecating, Mistargeted: The Joy of Rule-Breaking Copy

Insulting, Self-Deprecating, Mistargeted: The Joy of Rule-Breaking Copy

I'm one of those sad people. I read the back of cereal boxes, the blurb on DVD cases and the labels on beer bottles. And they all tend to follow the same boring copywriting rules. And then I cracked open a beer I hadn't tried before. And it told me to put the beer down...
Why Tweeters Can't Be Beggars

Why Tweeters Can’t Be Beggars

Have you ever sent a Tweet like this? "Help! I need 500 followers by noon! Please ReTweet this!" If you have, you're doing yourself more harm than good. Read on to find out why desperation won't win you any friends, or any followers.
KFC Copy - Fist Bitin' Bad

KFC Copy – Fist Bitin’ Bad

If you're selling a healthy alternative to your MSG-laden grease chunks, you might want to try and avoid mentioning "reproductive harm".