Blogging

When Does Blogging Become Content Marketing?

Mark Hillary | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

We have moved on from just calling this process "corporate blogging." Now we are referring to the process of publishing corporate information, which is not specifically advertising, as content marketing.

Legal Tips for Bloggers

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan R M Lancy

As a law student I often get asked by friends and friends of friends who have online blogs such as this, small online stores or who use Wordpress or similar website development programs, how they can protect their work online and when they might fall foul of copyright laws...

Six Types of Mommy Bloggers.

Jo Eden | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Eden

Self deprecation can actually be a sign of intelligence. It's shows understanding for other peoples opinions and shows that you don't take yourself too seriously! To all you clever blogging Mommas out there, join in for a laugh! What type or types of blogger are you? Have I missed out your type?

20 Things You Should Know About Life

Sophie Turton | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Turton

What you should do before you're 25, where you should go, how you should bring up your children - you should breastfeed, but never in public; you should work hard for the 'perfect' body, but you should never show too much of it.

What Price My Fortune? Must There Be Fame?

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Cameron McCulloch

I have always hoped that one day my writing would get me somewhere and since blogging, have had so many encouraging replies from all over the world, I have dived in once again to the world of creation with renewed vigour; and am once again determined to take my best chance.

Journalism in the Age of Sticks and Swill Buckets

Brian John Spencer | Posted 16.02.2015 | 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.

Do You Want to Convert Your Blog Into a Book?

Mark Hillary | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

You may have a hundred thousand words of great content, but you may end up stripping away half of that content to preserve your best posts. It is worth thinking about whether you want a literal version of your blogs in book format or whether you can do more with the text when planning how it might be read on the page.

Could Bloggers Help You Sell That Mug? Exploring the Relationship Between Bloggers and Marketing

Rose Sgueglia | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Sgueglia

I have met bloggers who posted lazy, no content reviews and I have met bloggers who took reviews like professionals, working on the content as much as the design; building a long-lasting relationship with the PR; and being, consequently, involved in any future campaigns.

Is It Unethical to Use a 'Ghost-blogger'?

Mark Hillary | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I have a golden rule with all my clients for whom I do this kind of work. I will never engage in a conversation with anyone online using a named social media account and pretending to be that person.

On Tweeting and Touching

Justin Welby | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK
Justin Welby

The subtleties we lose when we communicate electronically have to do with expression, with touch, with the face-to-face aspect of relationship. Social media does not show tears in the eye, a hand on the arm when saying something painful, body language that speaks of inner turmoil, deep distress - even gentle respect. It is simply there - usually forever.

Making the Private Public: How 'Honest Blogging' Made Me Braver in Real Life

Amy Jane Smith | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Jane Smith

Society breeds stigma, but by keeping these stories behind closed doors, sometimes so do we. Even if we have the best intentions. We perpetuate it by thinking these normal, more-common-place-than-we-realise, stories of illness such as addiction, have to be secrets. Maybe they don't.

Interview with Bestselling Children's Author Jacqueline Harvey

Alix Long | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alix Long

There is nothing more special than children's literature. Even now, I remember almost by heart the books my parents used to read to me as a young child, and the books I first started reading by myself.

Six Steps That Will Help Your CEO Achieve Blogging Success

Mark Hillary | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Does your Chief Executive have a blog and use social networks to improve his or her communication? If you answered yes, then congratulations, your boss clearly appreciates that the way we all communicate today has changed beyond recognition in the past half-decade.

Alternative Apps To Make Resolutions Actually Worthwhile (And Doable)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Tech

By now you'll have seen these features in the papers, magazines and online: 'New Year, New You'. They're all suffering from a problem though which is:...

Mother, Not 'Other'

Liz Fraser | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

I'm often asked to write, or give talks at conferences or on cider-soaked park benches, about women and work. Women who write, women in business, women going back to work after having a baby, women deciding not to go back to work after having a baby, juggling motherhood and work, the work-life imbalance and so on.

Why Blogging Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Blogging is more than words and paragraphs - its a journey, for you and your followers and it one that can lead you down paths that no conventional nine to five job could ever take you. I wrote stories as a little girl but then gave up as being a writer seemed so hard. At the ripe old age of 35 I picked up my blackberry and wrote like mad...

Why We All Need to Stop Talking About Zoella

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Montgomery

Excuse my ignorance but last month I hadn't even heard of Zoella, but now I can't even listen to Radio One without hearing a jingle in her honour - the extent to which this beauty blogger is being hailed as a feminine hero is seriously insane.

24 Things You Could Do After Maternity Leave

Soozi Baggs | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

Please don't stop at dreaming. Do something about it. There really are loads of opportunities out there which will help you to change your life for the better. I've distilled some of these ideas into a handy list for you. This is your 'what I could do after maternity leave' list. Read it, pick out a few, and develop them into your own ideas.

List of Top Travel Blogs - Rising Stars of 2014

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

Some of these top travel blogs are jam-packed full of beautiful imagery (nothing better to whisk you away from your office desk for a few minutes!) and others are beautiful descriptive narratives, you'll want to re-read again and again.

Leadership Lessons of the Selfie Monkey

Geoffrey Wadhurst | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Geoffrey Wadhurst

Alas, I was not quick enough as Pulse was already saturated with thinly disguised profile-raising tributes. When I returned to my email to check for more coaching requests, there was another message from Will.

Secrets and Lives

Caragh Little | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

It takes courage, someone commented to me once, to send your observations out into the ether of the blog. Anyone could read it, whether they know you in 'real life' or not, and judge you or criticize you or think you're very strange. Almost worse, perhaps, nobody will read it at all...

Reviewing the Reviewer: Why Public Opinion Doesn't Count

Philip Dundas | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

As a restaurateur one is subject to reviews. It was bad enough in the days when one only had to fear the crapulous pundits of print casting their judgement after a long lunch. Today our scourges are the customers who think they can make or ruin us by posting their troublesome pennyworths online.

The Long Wait for LinkedIn Long-Form Posts

Geoffrey Wadhurst | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Geoffrey Wadhurst

I use this inspiring quote not infrequently with clients. I say "clients" but, as I may have mentioned in earlier posts, my sole client remains my friend Keith with whom I continue to climb his Everest-scale cynicism.

Foot in the Door

Tim Manton | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Manton

What's really important, however, is- to borrow a cliche here - getting a foot wedged in the metaphorical door. Employers like seeing different names on the CV. Many expect experience, even for a graduate position, which generally means an unpaid internship or two and a lot of asking around.

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.