Category: Blogging

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To write a great blog – read lots

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

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3 Reasons why you should blog even if you have nothing to say

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

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Five powerful reasons why you should start blogging

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,

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People you have never heard of could do your blog a great deal of good

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

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The sun is shining and I bet you do not want to blog

Who wants to blog on a sunny day? The sun is shining, there is not a cloud in the sky and the last thing you want to do is write a blog post. You’d much rather be outside, relaxing with a refreshing glass of your favourite tipple by your side

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Your blog will succeed after you cross your fingers

Theo Walcott probably had his fingers crossed this morning hoping that he’d be selected to play for England in the World Cup in South Africa next week. Unfortunately it didn’t seem to do him any good; he wasn’t chosen for the championships and will now have to watch his team

Successful bloggers are helpful people

Babies prefer helpful people to the nastier kind. New research from Yale University’s Infant Cognition Center shows that in almost all cases babies as young as six months old show a distinct preference for things which help others. In the experiments, puppets and objects are shown trying to achieve something,

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Niche blogs do not mean success

The people of Newbury, in Berkshire, must be keen grocery shoppers. In spite of the fact that this small market town has a population of only 30,000 people, Tesco has just opened it’s third store there. There is a massive Tesco Extra a mile or so South, there is a

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It’s OK to delay blogging as long as you say sorry to yourself

Ditherer. That’s the not-so-kind name given by many people to Gordon Brown. Remember a couple of years back? First he was going to have an election; then he wasn’t. If only, say his followers; after all Labour was riding very high in the polls at the time and he’d have

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Write more blogs to increase your search engine position

The Keystone Cops are alive and well and living in the Thames Valley. A month since an incident in Henley on Thames, the police are now admitting they made a mistake. It appears that a branch of Lloyds TSB was being robbed at gunpoint. So four police cars and a

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Blogging is not enough

Silence covered the room as the question was asked, but slowly one man at the back raised his hand to answer. “Ah good,” I said, “someone here has been blogging in their business. Tell us your story please.” The middle-aged, balding chap rose to his feet and stumbled out just

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Business blogs could learn from mobile world

Business blogs depend on an army of people who are tapping away into their keyboards each day in the hope that someone will read their ramblings; much of what is typed is ignored and never gets read beyond a mere handful of loyal fans. Yet these hapless bloggers carry on

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Study of political bloggers proves businesses should blog

Political bloggers are a happy bunch of people. At long last the Internet gives them a means of venting their spleen. Beforehand, they could only moan to their mates down the pub. Now, thanks to blogging software, they can get their ideas to a wider audience. Some, like Guido Fawkes,

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Teens give up blogging? No, they don’t

Teenagers are losing interest in blogging, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Media coverage of the report – released yesterday – suggests that teens are more interested in short items, such as texting, status updates and so on. However, like much of the discussion about blogging we

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What is the best blogging software to use?

Bloggers often worry as to whether or not they are using the best blogging software. You can see the question raised endlessly in places like LinkedIn and other social networks, including Twitter. People who are new to blogging also wonder which is the best system to use. So, they may

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One step to more readers for your blog

How many steps do you need for success with your blog? Take a quick look around the web and you’ll be told its anything from 3 to 21 steps. You’ll find advice that tells you if you have a blog post called “Seven Steps to…” you’ll attract readers, all based

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Why you should start your blog this Christmas

What are you doing this Christmas holiday season? Stuffing the turkey and then stuffing yourself? Slumping in front of endless hours of television “specials”? Getting stuck in hours of traffic jams in the snow as you travel to relatives to have an argument? Get your blog started this Christmas Christmas

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How to avoid blogging hell

Many bloggers are unhappy bloggers. They find it difficult to get inspired to write and when they do they are upset by the lack of readers. Then when they look at their website’s statistical data they are even more saddened by the lack of time people spend reading their musings.