Six Ways That Website Maintenance Helps Your Business


Getting your website built and launched is just the beginning in terms of helping your business become a success and reaching its online goals. Over time, plugins left un-updated can compromise the functionality of your site, or you may have set up the website in the first place without clear goals and strategies in place…

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Content Batching for Leave & Holidays


‘Content Batching’ is probably a term we’ve all heard of before, but how do you go about actually making it happen? Picture the scene…you want to take some time off for a break, or perhaps you’re going on a longer leave like maternity or travelling and you need to keep the business ticking over and…

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My Online Business Resource Checklist


If you run an online business, chances are you’ll use various tools to get things done and save time by doing things efficiently. Remember back in the day when you went to the computer shop, spent like 100 quid on some software and then waited an hour whilst you installed it off a CD? Nowadays…

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Green Office Cleaning Tips


When it comes to cleaning, our home usually takes priority. After all, it’s an endless circuit of bathroom, kitchen, vacuuming, dusting… But what about those of us who go out to work? You might spend 7 or 8 hours a day there, sharing facilities with co-workers. If you work in an office, it’s usually a…

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My 9 essential items of stationery for business


I like planning. No, I love planning. (It’s because I’m a Virgo, I think.) My favourite part of the school year was September. As a complete stationery nerd, September meant showing up with crisp, new exercise books, notepads, ridiculously-coloured pens, and probably a new protractor because last year’s always got broke. Oh, and don’t forget…

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Getting s**t done – five apps I swear by


Following on from my posts on our annoying and overly clingy friend procrastination, I’m sharing with you a few of the apps I use to keep me on the straight and narrow when it comes to writing. These are iPhone/iPad/iMac apps – (when it comes to technology, I can be a bit of a brand…

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How to Avoid Procrastination – Part 2


This is the second part of my feature on how to avoid procrastinating (and therefore, getting nowt done). To read Part 1, click here.   Denial – If you have been directing your energy elsewhere, or you are continually putting off making a start on something because you believe you need to be in the…

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How to Avoid Procrastination – Part 1


Today, I’m unearthing old stuff. There is a folder on my computer, full of exciting nuggets of my writing history. Ironically, I found the following article on procrastination sat there. I’ll split it into two parts, because if you’re someone it could help then there is no way you will read it all in one…

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4 ideas for when your creative juice runs dry


Mmm, juice. With the sheer amount of content that’s out there these days, we all need to tap into a regular flow of the ol’ creative juice to keep ideas flowing, content coming and heads turning in our direction. When you schedule in some precious time to come up with new ideas, designs, or blog…

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How to use iCal to make an editorial calendar

As a ‘creative type’, a blog seems like an ideal outlet to unleash your inner musings. You know that it will give your site a regular boost of fresh content too, which will help you in search engine rankings. Unfortunately, reality hits. That steady stream of ideas you anticipated fails to flow. You spend 5…

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