Too Busy To Blog?

I love blogging. There I’ve said it. I know many don’t “get” blogging. I do. And I can teach you the value of blogging for your own small business, bringing valuable visitors to your website. You’ve probably been around blogs and websites and online marketing long enough now to know that you need to be blogging, you ought to be blogging and you should be blogging. But are you blogging? I know there are plenty of small business owners who don’t enjoy it as much as I do and who consider themselves too time-poor to prioritise blogging. What if I […]

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Five Things About Love – And Your Small Business Success

I’m reviewing all my old online content going back to 2005 which one of my technical team kindly imported from previous websites, newsletters and blogs.  Fashions, energies and writing styles change and very little still makes sense in today’s world so I am trashing a lot of it but and winkling out and re-publishing what still resonates for me. I hope it finds a match with you. I found this story of a talk I did with a group of newbie therapists way back in perhaps 2007, maybe even earlier. I wrote that when I thought through in advance what I […]

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Stuck? How To Fall In Love With Your Business All Over Again

I think it’s imperative to be in love with your business at some level.   If not, it’s a drag.   Do you love yours?   And like a partner, friend, child or parent you love, do you demonstrate that in all that you do at work? If you don’t love your business right now, do you think you could get back there? Or is it a hopeless case? Do you need to ditch it and move on and re-create?   Or are there some parts I can help you to salvage and re-build the rest? Let’s examine what constitutes a business to […]

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How To Build Your Business And Boost Your Income By Blogging

Earlier this year, Marion Ryan and I road-tested a little theory we had. We believed we could take a dozen willing wannabe bloggers and turn them into more confident writers who could improve their web presence and their business results within the 29 days of February.   The pilot completed successfully and we’ve the testimonials to prove it. Better Bloggers enjoyed the community, the encouragement, the “kick and the cuddle”. They were amazed at how much content they could create with the accountability and a deadline and just how much knowledge and expertise we could share about how their websites worked and how […]

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No Oscars For Me Then (From A Devoted Yet Disappointed UK Movie Fan)

Dear Hollywood, I am one of your biggest fans. I pay to go to the movies each and every week, sometimes more than once. I pay to stream movies at home and I buy DVDs. I am very diligent in the run up to the BAFTAs and the Oscars and I make sure I see everything by whatever means at my disposal, cinema, DVD purchase and streaming. This means that the first two months of each year are full on for me and my movie-going pal so that we see everything that’s nominated. That’s how much we care about you, […]

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Today Is A New Notebook Day. Callooh! Callay!

Is there anything more gorgeous than a new notebook? I have stashes of these about my person and my place. Little A6 ones for my handbag with glittery pink covers from the Fabulously British collection at TheArtFile.com. One of a pair of thin fine-lined moleskin ones, a bargain one I was unable to pass up – a post-Xmas reduction at M & S while grocery shopping and the last in a line of 3 personalised ones from GettingPersonal.co.uk, this one’s got love hearts on it with Judith on a pink heart. That’s the one I’m starting today for my worky-type notes throughout […]

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Blogging Update: Tales Of The Better Bloggers

Do you remember my post of 30th January about the creation of a Better Bloggers group? Here’s what happened. In a rush to start with a group of twelve or so, a Delicious Dozen, Marion and I accepted the first twelve applicants which meant we had to turn away about twenty equally fabulous people. We did say we would run this group again and we shall, albeit in a different format based on what we’ve learned in the pilot and both Marion and I will circulate that news when we are ready to go. For now, I thought I’d update you with stories […]

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Some Thoughts on Social Media Marketing

Some interesting facts and figures and happenings have come my way in the last 24 hours which have underlined the importance of social media marketing, such as Twitter and Facebook and their relatives, in our lives and businesses today – if done well. Do you still know people who resist all of them? People who suggest we just use Twitter to talk about our lunch? Yes, so do I. But I ignore them largely, with a knowing shake of my head.   Get into it or wither on the vine, Dinosaur! Here’s what’s happened since this time yesterday, in only twenty-four hours. 1.   […]

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