Social Media: 4 Quick Tips For Hashtags

Love or hate social media, hashtags are important; they increase your content’s discoverability. From a social media trainee: “I hate hashtags. Do I have to use them?” No, you don’t have to use them, if you’re creating content for your followers; they’ll see your content anyway. However, using hashtags can extend your reach. Searching via hashtags helps you to discover … Read more

Language Skills For Clarity And Subtlety: Love The Semicolon

Here’s another post on language skills. This time, let’s look at semicolons. Basically, a semicolon connects two (or more) independent clauses in a sentence. Here’s a good roundup on how, when, and why to use semicolons from Grammar Girl. Using semicolons aids clarity. They help you to convey shades of meaning to your readers. Language skills: semicolons help you to … Read more

Blogging Income: Create A Product And Sell It In 24 Hours

You’ve got a blog, but where’s your blogging income? Back in 2017, I ran a Team Up group, mentoring writers who want to make money blogging. They were shocked when I pushed them to create a blogging income immediately, before they’d created content. One student, who was new to the training, already had a blog. Sort of. He’d been “developing” … Read more

What’s Content Creation? Make Content Work For You

“What’s content creation?” is a popular question, because content is hot. Content not only makes money if you sell it (books, movies), content creation has become an essential marketing strategy for companies and organizations large and small. Content can be anything from a tiny tweet, to a huge blockbuster novel or movie. In defining content, Google includes these definitions: The … Read more

Markdown: Clever Tools To Write And Publish Anywhere

Do you use Markdown? If you want to write and publish anywhere, Markdown makes it easy. Inspiration can strike when you’re out and about, or sitting on your sofa watching a DVD. Although you can jot down a few words in the Notes app on your phone, this material is throwaway text. If you want to publish it, you’ll need … Read more