I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to be a more productive, prolific and profitable writer. These tips work for me. I experiment a lot and love discovering how our brains work. I use this to my advantage. I like knowing the hows and whys behind our behaviour. This list…
You know your stuff. People often ask for your advice. You’re ready to show the world your expertise and authority on a subject, and build trust—the ‘EAT’ factor. But you’re worried that what you want to say has already been said before. By someone else. Better. But here’s the thing,…
The apostrophe is an often misunderstood and overlooked critter. Yet for such a small mark, it has a big meaning. It tells us so much in this 1 small signal.
Check your content for the kinds of -ing words you can cull from your writing to make it stronger.
People respond better to positive statements. When writing instructions or giving advice, try to frame it in a positive way.
What is engaging content? Engaging content satisfies a reader’s goal in a delightful way. Engaging content lures the reader through the promise of delivering what they want or need to know, or by making them feel what they want or expect to feel. For example, a reader’s goal could be:…
Updating old blog posts and general content maintenance is the unsexy side of blogging. But done well, it can drive enormous benefits.
Weak or uncertain language minimises what we have to say. Here are some minimising language examples to avoid that will strengthen your writing.
How I earned thousands after removing social media distraction and boosting my productivity.
Here’s a trick to figuring out when to hyphenate … and when not to.
How to not sound condescending in your writing while writing instructions by avoiding certain words that can make readers feel stupid.
Are these three words making you dumber, fatter and unhealthier, too?
Hidden verbs are are the verbs we turn into a noun and then need an extra verb for it to make sense. Find our why hidden verbs weaken your writing.
Is happiness something we can only remember? Or can we truly live it in the moment?
I shed the ‘digital nomad’ label when I discovered that I was more of a ‘digital plonker’ – a location independent worker who prefers to stay in the one place for an extended period of time – than someone who prefers moving around on a nomadic journey through towns and…
I decided to sell my suite of niche websites. To kick start the process, I sold the first one. Here’s the whys and hows of how I did it.
Recently (like this month recently) I was struggling with which direction to take in my online adventures. I felt on the verge of giving up my niche sites. This week I’ve done a complete 180 and I’m hanging onto them. I can’t toss them without giving it a really red-hot…
I’m wondering if I should ditch my slow performing niche websites or ramp them up?
Applying the ‘so what?’ factor to your writing helps you dive deeper into analysis and write a better report.
I used to hoard ideas. But now I set them free. If they haunt me, if they irritate me, only then will I pay them attention. Here’s why I think we should all ditch our ideas notebooks.