#Blog

How I Grew My Organic Search Traffic 1465% in 12 Months

Steve D. Shaw | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Tech
Steve D. Shaw

In this post I share how, by following a specific strategy, I grew my organic search traffic by 1465% within just 12 months. That's nearly 16 times ...

How to Create Blog Titles That Bring You Traffic

Steve D. Shaw | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Tech
Steve D. Shaw

An effective blog title can be the difference between content that attracts traffic to your blog on an ongoing basis... and content that no one really...

How YouTube Has Changed the Entertainment Industry

Chloe Kenyon | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Tech
Chloe Kenyon

YouTube was founded by three former PayPal employees in 2005, after they saw a gap in the market for a video sharing website. In 2006, YouTube was bou...

"Piano Piano" - How Living in Italy Taught Me to Slow Down

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

A lot has changed since January 2014. Not just that I now live in London, have a stable job and most excellent workplace, but mainly for the reason that this time two years ago I was living in Palermo, Sicily. Yeah, I'm still trying to get used to the lack of good coffee.

The EU's Role in Tackling the Global Exclusion of Older People

Knut Fleckenstein | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Politics
Knut Fleckenstein

The world is ageing rapidly. As fertility falls and life expectancy grows, the num-ber of older people in both the developed and developing world is soaring. By 2050, there will be more than 2 billion people aged over 60 on this planet, out-numbering children below the age of 15 and accounting for 21.5% of the global population.

Women in Business Q&A: Maggie Lord, Founder & Editor, Rustic Wedding Chic

Laura Dunn | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Maggie Lord Maggie Lord is the founder and editor of Rustic Wedding Chic and Rustic Wedding Guide. Rustic Wedding Chic has become the number one wedd...

2016's Word Of The Year

Natasha Barrett | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

Time Magazine recently published an article describing the singular 'they' pronoun as 2016's word of the year. If this is an accurate title, it's surprising to me how many people are still unaware of its existence...

Eight Reasons Why Bloggers Make the Best Employers

Jenna Downes | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Tech
Jenna Downes

Blogging is finally being understand as a legitimate form of media and us bloggers are getting the credit we deserve; with many of us placing it at the forefront of our CVs and using it to find new job opportunities. But what is it about bloggers that make them such good employers?

Life Lessons

Gracie Francesca | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gracie Francesca

I've learned a lot about who I am, especially in the last year or so and I wanted to just be upfront about certain situations and lessons life has taught me. I am my own worst enemy and although I'm pretty confident, I struggle with acceptance and shame (I hate feeling exposed). Hindsight is a wonderful thing and upon reflection over the last few months, here are my 10 Important Life Lessons.

Ask the Expert: What Is a Social Enterprise?

Dr Hinnah Rafique | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Dr Hinnah Rafique

As Director of a multi-award-winning UK social enterprise I get asked this question at least few times a week and have been meaning to write this blog...

Stretch Out Your Body!

Faya Nilsson | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faya Nilsson

Just by having a two to three minute stretch after every session, you'll feel and see proper, real-life benefits. Check out the following favourite five (of many) reasons why I think it's the way forward, and a couple of extra stretch 'ideas' to get you started!

Heeeeeere's Jon Matthews!

Kay Smythe | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kay Smythe

As I watched my friend shoot the opening scene to Jon Matthew's first feature Khali The Killer, I felt my stomach start to churn in a mixture of horror and anticipation.

How to Start a Blog: My First Six Blogging Months

Vicki Marinker | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Tech
Vicki Marinker

Here's what I've learnt during the last six months as a complete newbie, without any experience of blogging - just a few ideas in my head, a computer and the ability to write in plain English.

'No Country for Sick Men (or Women)' - But Great for First-Time Buyers!

Simon Hawkins | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Hawkins

My apolitical view review of the budget is that thanks to Mr Osborne and Mr Cameron, the people of this country are more likely in future to die of cancer prematurely but at least when they die they are more likely to die in their own home unless of course the paucity of their disability benefit has forced them out of their home ownership.

Journalism in the Age of Sticks and Swill Buckets

Brian John Spencer | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Brian John Spencer

You could be downcast, or you could look at the opportunities. Yes Ezra and Felix are right to counsel, but know this: don't wait to be asked; don't cross your arms; don't ask for permission, just do it. Here's the secret: dogged determination and a resolve to never stop.

How Come UK's Doing So Well Given Europe's Malaise?

Nicola Horlick | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Nicola Horlick

The real mystery is how the UK economy has managed to do so well in the recent past given the performance of our neighbours. The general consensus is that this momentum will not continue and that growth will slow next year. The risk is that growth slows more quickly than expected and that we find ourselves in a similar position to the rest of Europe as inflation continues to decline.

Who Me?

Verity Smith | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Verity Smith

The voice on the other end of the phone excitedly informed me that I had been nominated and had gone through to the last four finalists of the 'Inspirational Guide dog owner of the year Award for 2014'. I woke up with a bang. 'Seriously!?'

The Great Advertising Shift

Nathalie Gaveau | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gaveau

Why are more and more brands essentially becoming media owners and content generators? Content allows them to build direct relationships with their customers and then buy into the brand's ethos and become brand ambassadors.

Your Tribe Is Out There

Amy Tucker | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Tucker

Earlier in the year while I was shifting from one tribe to another and becoming engrossed in new ways of thinking. I then stumbled upon Rachel's site, In Spaces Between. It was a complicated tangent of paths that led me to this point, and I think the 'tribal leader' who initially directed me to her was the 'Wellness Warrior', Jess Ainscough.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 82 - Build to Bang

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Arriving on site in high viz with my steel-toe-capped boots, there is a frenetic energy crackling in the atmosphere. The exhibitors' own contractors a...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 78 - an Atrocity in Brussels

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am sad, very sad. For the last few days I have been haunted by the news of the man who pulled up outside the Jewish museum in Brussels, and shot and killed two visitors and a member of staff. There are photographs on the internet of him firing through the door.

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part Three

Chris Saunders | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Market primed, you can finally hit 'publish.' The KDP service allows you to utilize various promotional offers, such as discounted pricing or offering your book free for a limited time. With X: A Collection of Horror, I opted for the latter.

LIfe in the Arts Lane - Week 77 - Stanley Spencer Lobster and Burgundian snails

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I began the week with Lobster thermidor and ended it with half a dozen Burgundian snails; or, I began the week with the Stanley Spencer exhibition at Pallant House in Chichester and ended it with the fabulous 13th century Tour du Guet in Calais. It all depends on how you look at your week.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 76 - New York Contemporary Week

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

My first time in NY I had a terrible row. A director of Mallett at that time - it was 1996 - on arrival I was daunted by my first experience of serious jet lag. It was stupid o'clock in the morning, as far as I was concerned, when I sat down to dinner with my then boss Lanto Synge.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 75 - Collecting Ladybirds and Plates

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Sorting through my books, I rediscovered a stash of Ladybird Books and spent a delicious couple of hours reveling in both an erstwhile collecting obsession and a flashback to my childhood. In the 60s, when I was learning to read, these little hardback books were my constant pleasure.