Exploring words: Quality Vs Content

Websites can be funny things. For some people they offer a chance to show off a talent. For others they are a great way to market their business. But no matter the reason for their existence, websites need content which constantly delivers.

Why Everyone Wants To be Social

Just ten years ago being social involved getting up and going out. Popping to the local, meeting up with friends or even just taking a stroll round  the park – socialising was a numbers game which involved seeing people in the flesh.

There’s No Secret To Great Web Copy

Web copy is sometimes viewed as a toxic mix between science and art. Take a complicated equation, chuck some buzz words at it, then hope for the best – et voila!

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 […]

Is Your content past its ‘Sell By’ date?

Generating great content is no easy task. Any amount of blood, sweat and tears can go into newsletters, brochures and web pages to make success a certainty. Then once it’s there in black and white, it can be tempting to leave it as it is for as long as possible. The age-old ‘if it ain’t […]

Want Effective Copy? Then Can The Cliches

Writing can sometimes feel like walking a tightrope. That’s because you have to strike just the right balance if you (and your reader) are going to make it right to the end. Too much punch and not enough thought and you’ll both end up trailing off along the way. No matter what you are writing […]

Having a Content Strategy

A few years ago, the term ‘content strategy‘ wasn’t heard all that often. Instead companies tended to focus more on producing content than figuring out what to do with it. No matter what type of business you are in, web content can be crucial. But after a few years of producing content day after day, […]

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. 

Blogging Benefits

Traditionally if you wanted to spread the word about your business, adverts, leaflets, brochures and even posters were highly effective. In particular, exposure in local newspapers – read by most of the local population – was an ideal way to gain more exposure. Skip forward a couple of years and blogging is at the heart […]

Web Content

Setting up your own website or looking to upgrade to a fancy new site? Then don’t whatever you do forget about the content. This may sound silly – after all, most people strive to make sure their website looks every inch the part. But after the programming has been taken care of, words can sometimes be […]

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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. […]