Archive | December, 2007

Why comments count

It’s okay, this isn’t going to be another post about blogging, whether that’s how we handle blog tags or why I wish all blog owners would reply to their comments. Nor am I going to try and analyse the responses from Chris Brogan’s made-in-the-comment-box post on the power of comments or to share some writing [...]

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5 ways to gift wrap your words

I wanted to record something with a festive twist this week, so today’s podcast looks at 5 ways to gift wrap your words. Now I wouldn’t normally encourage you to think about adding unnecessary extras to your writing, but if we think of our words as something of value, something that we want to pass [...]

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Thinking differently about blog tags

Have you ever felt burdened by the weight of unanswered blog tags? Niggled by those challenges people threw your way that you never got round to thinking about? Noticed twinges of guilt when you see link-lists with your name on - and know that you’re not playing along? I have, a bit more than usual [...]

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Business writing with confidence

Would you like to be more confident writing at work? Maybe you have: Lost confidence in your own words after many years of criticism or negative feedback Fears and anxieties about grammar rules and making written mistakes Lost your own words in the lifeless language of a large organisation Negative feelings whenever you have to [...]

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The environment we write in (and 5 random facts about mine)

How does the environment where you live and work affect the way that you write? I wrote a few weeks ago that my definition of curiosity includes: “the wonder of exploring new places - and the ability to see the magic in the tired old streets we call… Continue reading

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