Is your blog for you to make money or is it for your readers? Some bloggers cannot distinguish the two it seems.
Getting your staff to blog will boost your business in several ways. Here are three reasons why your employees should blog.
Collaborative blog writing could actually boost your entire business. Research shows collaboration has real impact.
Google Calendar can help your blogging by allowing you to plan ahead the topics you want to cover. The reminder features also mean you can get prompted when to write your blog post.
Many people who run businesses or who work in the typical office are not in the best mood to do the best. So, just how can you improve that situation and be more positive? You might not be able to afford the luxuries offered by Google to its staff, but at least there is one thing you can do which will significantly improve the mood of your staff – and yourself. What is it? You guessed it – blogging.
Supposedly, today is the first day back at work after the Christmas break; don’t believe it. The first day back at work is not until next Monday. Every year the media tells us that the day after the New Year Bank Holiday will see the rush to “normality” – forgetting, … Read more
Here’s a conundrum for you. Let’s see if we can work it out. According to several studies, most business do NOT blog. Back in 2009 less than 16% of the Fortune 500 were blogging. And according to a study last year the number of companies blogging would rise to just … Read more
Dr Brooke Magnanti is a scientist who you might know better as “Belle du Jour“, the £300-an-hour prostitute who wrote such a famous blog it was converted into the TV series, “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” starring Billie Piper. Dr Magnanti was finally “uncovered” in 2009, some six years … Read more
Today our Prime Minister is in Kuwait; yesterday he was in Egypt. It rather looks like he is “on tour”. Of course, his speech today did not have to be made in Kuwait itself. What he said he could have done from the comfort of the Downing Street garden. Yet … Read more
Britain’s roads are at a standstill with cars and lorries are still stuck in snow and ice. Hundreds of schools are closed, children are happily sledging and skating, and the shops are complaining that people are staying at home. Welcome to winter. People have been stuck in traffic jams for … Read more
Have you noticed that whenever there is some political news on the TV, certain politicians always have something to say? It doesn’t seem to matter what the story is about, up pops the “same old face” to comment on the issue. In the media world these individuals are known as … Read more
Agony Aunt Claire Rayner passed away yesterday marking the end of an era. I met Claire several times and worked with her on a number of occasions. I remember her warmth, her sense of fun and the encouragement and support she gave to young writers. I asked her once what … Read more
OK – here’s a quick quiz. Question 1: What is the fastest way to contact someone? Did you say email? Or Twitter? Or an SMS text message? If you came up with some digital method – it’s the WRONG answer. The fastest way to contact someone is…wait for it….the telephone. … Read more
Is your blog somewhere on a hype cycle? Parents take one look at Jim Shaikh’s invention, the Yoomi, and go “why didn’t I think of that?”. The Yoomi is a self-heating baby bottle. Every parent with a baby has faced the difficulty of a screaming infant who is desperate for … Read more
Bigger isn’t always better…! Intel is on a bit of a spending spree at the moment. Last week the company announced it was buying computer security giants, McAfee. Today they have confirmed they are buying the wireless part of the German chip maker, Infineon. It seems that the company is … Read more
Jackie Evancho is after Susan Boyle’s mantle. The 10-year-old singer has appeared in America’s Got Talent and has wowed the audience with her operatic aria. It is a reminder of the fact that when you produce an outstanding solo performance, you get an ovation and many, many admirers. So, how … Read more
Surround yourself withbooks to write better blogs Children who write well at school all share a common feature – their homes are filled with books. Ask any primary school teacher and they’ll tell you they can work out what a child’s home life is like simply from things like how … Read more
Can’t think of anything to write on your blog? Write something..! Anything is better than nothing. More than 3m people have been affected by the dreadful floods in Pakistan. It is shocking news and I am sure your heart goes out to them – and perhaps your cash. Our TV … Read more
Bloggers are right; there is a powerful case for blogging. Yet, blogging is seen as a bit of a “side issue” online – most companies do not have a blog and most blogs are personal affairs, rather than business related. But that doesn’t mean you should ignore them. In fact, … Read more
David Walliams with his on-screen partner Matt Lucas; how much did they influence each other’s choice of off-screen partner? Pic courtesy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/admiralty Newly-weds David Walliams and Lara Stone are clearly very much in love. But did they choose each other because they fell in love, or were they influenced by … Read more