How many posts should a blog have?

This may seem like a weird question to more traditional bloggers, but if you’re the kind of person that likes to start a project knowing that there’s an end in sight, you’re in the right place. There’s no right answer here. A blog can have one article, or thousands. The only difference is the potential … Read more How many posts should a blog have?

How do you write a good blog post?

I go on and on about writing good quality blog posts that answer search queries and rank on Google, but that doesn’t really help you too much. It’s all very good me preaching excellence, but what makes a good blog post? How can we write articles that are better than all the other? This article … Read more How do you write a good blog post?

What are the best productivity tools for writers?

Productivity is a bit of a buzzword at the moment isn’t it? To be honest, I’m kind of sick of it. Can we not just be honest and say that what we’re really waiting for is for robots to be invented so we can all lounge around all day and eat peeled grapes? This is … Read more What are the best productivity tools for writers?

What should be included in a content calendar?

In my book, content calendars are one of the most important things you can do for yourself to ensure that stick this out for the long haul. No more time spent sitting at a blank page wondering what to write. No running out of ideas. No accidentally forgetting to add a Pinterest image to each … Read more What should be included in a content calendar?

How do writers get organised?

One of the most difficult things about being a writer is being organised. Us creative types have a tendency to be naturally disorganised, most humans naturally procrastinate, and writers, in particular, seem have that nagging feeling that ‘proper’ writers shouldn’t need a complicated system to be able to sit down and write. It’s not true. … Read more How do writers get organised?

101 tips for new bloggers – what I wish I’d known years ago

1. Always use long links A lot of new bloggers like to register with Amazon Associates straight away. Fine fine fine. The problem comes when you don’t make a sale and get kicked out. This isn’t a problem in itself – you can just reapply. The problem is that if you used the short links … Read more 101 tips for new bloggers – what I wish I’d known years ago

How do I practice content writing?

I’m assuming that a lot of you reading this post want to be freelance writers. One of the most common questions I see asked is ‘how can I build a portfolio?’ It’s a great question to ask, and you will definitely need somewhere to demonstrate your abilities. I personally think that starting your own website, … Read more How do I practice content writing?