Archive | January, 2008

50 words to pitch your blog: a writing challenge for business bloggers

Can you describe your blog in 50 words or less? That was the challenge I set myself as part of the redesign of the Confident Writing blog. I was looking for a piece of text that would a) welcome new readers and introduce the blog and b) generate some eye movement down the page, anchored [...]

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Tips on essay writing for College Students Rule

I’ve worked through a fair few student essays in my time, between various forays back to university study as an adult learner and more recent work as an Associate Lecturer with the Open University.  (My most recent triumph came after reading through an essay for my son and encouraging him to think about ways he [...]

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5 ways to beat the fear of hitting “send”

I’ve been blogging away about how to make more of an impact with our writing - when it struck me that there are times when we don’t want to make an impact. When we’re fearful of the impact that we’ll make.  When writing to make an impact is the last thing we want to do. [...]

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The 3 biggest challenges in writing a business blog

Writing a blog to promote your business has more benefits than I could care to mention - building relationships with clients and potential partners, getting feedback, learning more about what it is that you do, building your personal brand, getting found easily by the search engines… and so the list goes on. And by and [...]

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Quick update on writing with impact

Phew, I’ve got a notebook stack full of ideas for posts on writing with impact, including lots of ways to build on ideas, comments and suggestions here - so keep them coming… So far we’ve covered making an impact with your writing in 2008, what we can learn about writing from web design, and 5 [...]

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