Blogging and Tech

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Why editing is more important than the writing

I’ve been a writer and an editor for most of my life. Of the two, editing is easier – looking at a piece of writing and...
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Social media voyeurism and connections

What did we do before social media? Well I know what we did, of course and what we didn’t do. We didn’t know our...
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Important tax information for UK bloggers

It can be so exciting when you start making money from your blog! Whether it’s cash for sponsored posts, selling advertising space or payment...
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Ageism in copywriting… and why you need an older copywriter

Recently, I was chatting to fellow copywriter Kevin Mills (@bravenewmalden) about finding new business. The London agencies are Kevin’s main source, but increasingly his age counts...
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Blogging interesting content when life is ‘meh’

Why is it when you think 'I'm going to get back to work on my blog - make sure that I write more regularly...
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Learning to code after 40

It was fishkeeping, of all things, that lured Ken Hart, then age 43, to the world of web design. After years of caring for...
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A positive poke at Pokémon GO

I became aware of Pokémon GO when a blogger I follow on Facebook cussed out those whining and moaning about grown men and women...
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Being too old for Snapchat is why it should be worth...

As I get older, I’m starting to think the best way to predict a tech trend’s success is by how little I understand it. Right...
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Childbirth, live from Facebook

It can be tricky to determine when one guy’s sharing is another guy’s oversharing. In my world for instance, even one picture of a...
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Don’t piss on our blogging parade

Ah bloggers. What are we like. Well some of us are lovers and all nice and snuggly and supportive of each other, and some are...
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No longer a laughing matter, it appears that internet addiction is...

Who remembers the tale of the young man who was so fixated with taking selfies that the addiction cost him his job? How about...
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Reasons you should turn your blog comments back on?

Comment boxes on the end of blogs made for lively debate at a recent Post-40 Bloggers Editors' lunch as we don't all agree on the...

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Silly season #writing prompt… (be warned)

Who remembers that silly game we played as children where you had imaginary fights between things or people? My siblings, friends and I would...
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Write a letter you need to read

I was speaking to one of my young people this week about the foundations of their blog. They said: "I'm just writing the letters I...
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What do you know?

One of the joys (and pain) of being older is that we know stuff. From our first scraped knee to our devastated heart at...
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Hang-ups

We all have hang-ups. Mine is unfairness, the origins of which are lodged in my childhood. There was the time it was suspected a...
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How are you? No, really, how are you?

The Post-40 Bloggers' writing prompt this week asked a simple question - "How are you?" The question was stunningly answered by blogger Hilary Farrow. Ed Whenever you...
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Very first visit to the cinema

We liked Sue's treatment of our writing prompt No. 107 (First cinema experience). Her simple telling of walking out with her dad without, uncommonly,...