Blogging and Tech

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Small business success through blogging

A guest post by Christa Maxwell for you to enjoy… There’s one marketing strategy that small businesses often forget about. It doesn’t cost a fortune, and...
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Why not winning that blogging award will always hurt

In this blogging awards season, together with whatever convincing narratives we tell ourselves about the validity of blogging awards, winning validates us. It says...
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Oh, for Pete’s sake, sod it and just write

This articulate post rang so true it was impossible not to feature this month. Don’t get me wrong, I love change, innovation and technology,...
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Twitter joins Facebook in feeding us what they think we want...

Twitter – you disappoint me. I thought you were better than this. I thought you led the way in providing an up to the...
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One blogger’s journey to self-hosted

Hello everyone, as you maybe aware over the Christmas period I finally bit the bullet and moved my blog over to a self hosting...
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Psst… social media isn’t real life

Much has been made in the past few days of the fact that Instagram ‘star’ Essena O’Neill has quit her ‘dream life’ on social...
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Creating a blog – for the real beginner

If you go into Google and type in “How to create a blog”, you’ll be confronted with a huge amount of tutorials in all...
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Social media marketing tools predicted to dominate in 2016

Social media marketing has always been a peculiar animal. Since its early days, where platforms were finicky and critics insisted that social marketing was...
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Regulators call for Google’s driverless cars to have, er, drivers

Regulators in California have published draft proposals designed to pave the way for the public to start using self-driving cars on the roads. However,...
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WordPress – using tags to improve the user experience

Tagging each of your posts is an important part of blogging. Think of tags as keywords related to whatever it is you’re writing about,...
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Christmas gifts for bloggers

Today’s Christmas Gift Guide is full of ideas for gifts for bloggers. Whether you’re buying for a blogging beginner or a pro blogger, there...
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Beginner bloggers – 7 easy ways to improve SEO

There is so much complicated palaver on how to optimise a blog post. In reality, there are some simple procedures that can be put...

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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,...