Using Twitter For Press Releases

Just five years ago press releases were considered a bit old hat. Essential but not all that exciting, they flooded the world of PR. But over the last few years a lot has changed – all thanks to social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Now your press release can be emailed, tweeted, broadcast, and […]

The Future of Print

  Thirty years ago a newspaper was considered a daily essential. Poured over at breakfast, scanned on the bus and dissected at lunch it fed the nation its information. Today its a completely different story… So what’s turned us all away from our daily read? Media competition, scandal, economics and quality have all played their […]

Moving With The Times

In the space of just a few years, the job description of a journalist has changed dramatically. It used to be all about researching and writing – relying on contacts, tips and a clattering typewriter. Then along came computers, the Internet, mobile phones and eventually social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook.

Words and Websites – the design divide

Having a great website can make all the difference to your business performance. For no matter what line of work you are in, people will judge you on your online presence. So it really goes without saying that a brilliant website designer is worth their weight in gold. But even if your new website has […]

Website Essentials

When I tell people I help structure websites, most assume I’m involved with the ‘nuts and bolts’ of computer programming. But it’s the subtle world of words which can make one of the biggest differences to your online presence & performance. 

WordPress, Twitter and Facebook – Friends At Last

Wordpress recently made a few changes which now makes it possible for people to use their Facebook or Twitter account to leave comments on blogs – including this one! Taking the pain out of multi media logging on, it’s going to help speed things up for everyone. You can stay logged on to sites such […]

Every iCloud Has A Silver Lining

Owning and organising an iPhone, iPad, iPad touch and a Mac recently got a whole lot easier. Just last week Apple announced its latest cloud service – designed to make information as accessible as possible. With iCloud you can store data – like musical downloads – to your lots of different devices like your iPhone, […]

Website wonders

Last week I popped along to my dentist for a little check up. While I was there, I noticed a poster which gave details of their new website. When I got home I decided to check it out and was surprised at what I saw. the website itself was good. The layout worked well and […]

Stop Procrastinating & Start Writing

If you’ve been given the job of updating the company blog or newsletter even just knowing where to start can feel intimidating. We are all experts at putting things off. When a task looms large in our heads, it can sometimes feel easier to just ignore it and do something easier instead. All writers procrastinate. […]

How to Write Headlines

A quick heads up on why the words at the top matter. Headline writing is a true art form. Armed with just a few well chosen words you can convey a great deal within a matter of seconds. It’s no surprise then that with so much riding on headlines a lot of thought goes into their […]

My Top Writing Hates

Writing for a living can be very rewarding. Every day you create something new; bringing new ideas to life. But EVERYONE has little bugbears about their profession and writing is no exception. Now it goes without saying that I love what I do… but every so often I feel the need to count to ten. […]