The Best Writing Tip You’ve Never Heard

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When I was 16, I was a gangly teen who thought he'd grow up to be a world-famous rock star. Too bad I never even grew up. I used to play in local bands in the pubs near where I lived. I met a kid from a group that played covers by The Who and The Jam. It would be a stretch of … [Read more...]

The One Habit That Will Save You From The Hamster Wheel

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Imagine being caught on a hamster wheel of life and thinking that was all there was. Imagine you'd failed at work-related stuff and all you cared about was sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll ... and you were in your thirties. That's where I was in 2002. By "hamster wheel" I'm … [Read more...]

Should I Blog On My Home Page?

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When you first install WordPress you see a friendly "Hello World!" heading staring back at you. http://youtu.be/Qv6p0Tiqwp0 The default set up on WordPress is to show your latest 10 blog posts on your home page. But, is that really the best content to show on your home … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurial Enlightenment

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I am a blogger turned businessman. I never had a grand plan nor an entrepreneurial bent. I never made any money washing cars for my neighbours nor set up a lemonade stall outside my parents’ house. Who am I? I assumed, after leaving school, I would simply get a job just … [Read more...]

Split Test a Web Page using Google Analytics

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Split testing or A/B testing just got a whole lot easier! The agony that was Google's Website Optimizer has been transformed into Google's Experiments and integrated into Google Analytics. http://youtu.be/RJCs71-TyeE Have a look at the video above to see how to … [Read more...]

Not Blogging? You Must Read This!

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Blogging is without doubt the most effective marketing tool for a business. It is easy, cheap and powerful. And yet there is resistance to it. One of the major frustrations of the last few years has been my inability to persuade my clients to blog consistently. Here are … [Read more...]

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