Should You Spin Articles?

Last week I wrote about the challenge of writing content. There are many traditional methods of meeting this challenge, including free association writing, the thesaurus, and using other people’s written work as inspiration. The development of software has enhanced some of these and even introduced some new options. One of the most popular is spinning. […]

A month for anniversaries

This month two major online elements that have drawn people onto the internet are celebrating anniversaries. One is blogging, which is 20 years old. It is estimated there are over 152 million blogs online, with two new ones created every second. The blog has enabled people and businesses to showcase their expertise and opinions, as […]

A Trick That Can Speed Up Your Writing

If you are a content creator one of the biggest challenges is to remain productive. When writing articles or any piece of written content I used to edit as I went along. This is not the quickest way to produce content. The temptation to correct errors as you write will slow you down. It’s far […]

Keep Calm and Use the Undo Button

I can’t recall the number of times I’ve typed something that I’ve immediately wanted to remove or accidentally deleted something. At this point the next wrong keystroke may have meant disaster. Luckily I’ve learnt to keep calm and use the undo button. Not only as an action, but also as a principle to follow when […]

WordPress Plugins That Encourage Comments

One of the purposes of a blog is to encourage some interaction with the readers. This is usually in the form of comments which is why so many WordPress themes come with comment forms already setup. However there are some plugins that can improve the likelihood and value of commenting. Here I give some details […]

Recovering from Traffic Flatline – Becoming More Sociable

In my last post I mentioned I was going to try to get more traffic from Facebook. With this objective in mind I have set up a Facebook fan page. If you want to take a look you can find it here. The idea is that not only can I start to build relationships with […]