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Archive for October, 2014

The Winner of the WriteToDone Flash Fiction Contest No.1

A complete story in 500 words? Is it possible? The winning story of the WriteToDone Contest (read it below) shows what a talented writer can do with 500 words. The contest was judged by the WTD team, Mary Jaksch, Editor-in-Chief and Vinita Zutshi, Associate Editor,  together with Head Judge,  Dr. John Yeoman of the Writer’s […]

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Top Five Things to Learn from the Greggs vs Google Twitter Debacle

This is a guest contribution from Mark Potter. Greggs is the UK’s largest bakery chain, famed for its sausage rolls and steak bakes. They have always enjoyed a strong social media presence, winning a Digital Impact Award in 2013 for a ‘Sandwich Maker’ Facebook app. As a relatively low-budget food chain, they are a popular […]

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How Blogging In College Got Me My First Job

This is a guest contribution from PR specialist Caitlin Dodds. I remember sitting alone in the airport with three hours to kill before my flight to Madrid. Squirming on the hard plastic chairs at my boarding gate with my laptop perched on my knees, I typed my first post on my new study abroad blog. […]

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Your Blog as Part of an Overarching Business Strategy

This is a guest contribution from Sabina Stoiciu. So you have a business blog (you DO have a blog for your business, yes?). Well it’s a great decision, and a decision that is growing in popularity. In a 2012 HubSpot study, 62% of respondents claimed to run a company blog. A number which has consistently grown […]

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How to Write Successful Emails (and Improve Open Rates)

This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. Email is the key to a strong online presence. Like a binder to a book, so is the email list to blog/website. If used incorrectly, email marketing can destroy your business or it can build it into an empire. Strategy combined with creativity creates amazing profits and […]

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Rebranding Your Blog: The Resources

Last week we had Jodi from Practising Simplicity talk us through the decision behind rebranding her six-year-old established blog. Many of you had questions about the technical details of moving a blog, so I’ve rounded up some resources to help. You will find everything from changing social media handles to 301 redirects. Feel free to […]

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10 Ways To Refuel Your Creativity

Sometimes it’s a struggle to find what to write about, don’t you agree? A blog is like a hungry beast, always asking for more. Sometimes, you’re stuck and just can’t get anything onto a page. It happens to me too. A short while ago I was on a flight from Thailand to New Zealand and […]

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How To Get Well-paid Freelance Writing Gigs

Do you struggle to get well-paid freelance writing gigs? You may find it hard to believe, but good clients are everywhere. Yes, prospects willing to pay for quality content abound. Then why is it so difficult to find them? It depends on where you’re looking. If you look at places where cheap content sells, you’ll […]

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The Power of “TK” in Content Writing (and How it Can Help You)

Sometimes blogging is just slooooww… If you’ve ever been struggling (painfully) to write a couple of paragraphs that would make sense, only to find yourself with 400 words after two hours of effort then you know what I mean. … There can be many reasons why this is possibly your reality at the moment. Maybe […]

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5 Crucial Link Building Strategies After Google Panda 4.1

This is a guest contribution from Rizvan Ullah. Many people have been affected by the chain of Google Panda updates which began to roll out in February 2011. With an influx of information readily available, it’s become more important to provide only the best results for those using Google while skimming through search results. Google […]

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