Archive | April, 2008

Brain Power In The Comment Box

Congratulations to Robyn McMaster from Brain Based Biz for writing the 2,000th comment here! For those of you who don’t know her, Robyn is a most generous commenter. She was one of the first people to leave a comment on my blog at a point where those gestures of friendship, encouragement and support are so [...]

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A Little Bit Of Forward Planning

One of the benefits of writing to a monthly theme is that it forces you into a bit of forward planning about the shape and content of your blog. Almost half way into April I can see that I’ve got a lot (a lot) to squeeze into April on the theme of power, not least [...]

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What I Learned From Working In A Sweet Shop

When I was a teenager I had a Saturday job in a sweet shop / newsagents for about 5 years. (I’m not sure this really counts as an ‘odd job’ although there were elements of the job that were distinctly odd.) It was a small, slightly scruffy but very friendly shop round the corner from [...]

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The Secret: 20 Ways To Attract More Comments On Your Blog

The Secret: 20 Ways To Attract More Comments On Your Blog

What can you do to generate more comments on your blog? Here are the things that have worked for me over the last 12 months. 20 Ways To Attract More Comments On Your Blog 1. Make it easy for people to comment (no captcha, no sign in) 2. Link out to other people in… Continue reading

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Powerful Writing In 30 Words Or Less: Part 1

Powerful writing, using only words, creates brick wall-breaking, heart-melting, thought-creating, fear-eroding, courage-growing images which change the world both boldly and serif-titiously. Jon Swanson, Levite Chronicles This is the first published contribution to my questions: what does powerful writing mean to you? It’s from Jon Swanson who writes at Levite Chronicles. For more powerful writing from [...]

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