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Being kind

Whatever your personal views, I think you’d agree that politics in the UK (and the USA) is going through a tricky phase. There is a higher degree of confrontation, argument and abuse than I remember ever seeing. As a result,

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Working to music

I spend much of my time working from home, and one of the big benefits is that I can listen to music of my choice, all day long. And since Spotify has come on the scene, this means I’ve got

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Structured procrastination

Today, I stumbled across a fantastic concept that’s new to me, although has been around since the 90s: ‘structured procrastination’. Invented by John Perry, a professor of philosophy at Stanford, it is based on the idea that procrastinators aren’t actually

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Getting things done

I realise I’ve been blogging here now for more than seven years, and somehow, I’ve omitted to mention the self-help or business book which has had the biggest impact on me. It’s an obvious choice, but ‘Getting Things Done’ by

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Research or procrastination?

When you’re writing, how much time do you spend actually writing? I’ve been writing a series of blogs for a client recently. These are all on technology areas with which I’m familiar, but I need to do a fair bit

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SEO: URLs really work

This blog has included several posts about the Qwerkywriter, a retro Bluetooth keyboard. In particular, I compared it to another keyboard, the Penna, last year. Well, guess what? Doing a bit more Googling today, my little blog post comes out as the

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Pricing your copywriting services

I read a really informative post recently by a copywriter called Megan Rose, all about how to price your services as a freelance copywriter. It’s well worth a read, and has a long list of useful links at the end. It’s a

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Investing in technology as a writer

I last wrote about the technology I use as a writer about four years ago, and the basics still apply. Really, any modern laptop does the job nowadays, with a decent external keyboard and screen. But I’m increasingly realising I

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What’s the most important writing rule?

I’ve started doing some teaching recently, and this week ran a seminar on how to write better. When I was preparing my slides, naturally I wrote down all the good writing tips I wanted to get across. After the seminar,

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B2B marketing statistics

I don’t usually just post a link to another person’s blog post, but I found a really interesting piece today that seems too good to not share. This post on B2B marketing statistics is from Blue Corona, a web marketing company

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