road, sun and trees
Creative Writing

How to juxtapose a tree

The challenge is to expand our vocabulary and think about what words mean to us. The word of the month in May is ‘juxtapose’ as

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Dog enjoying the waves
Creative Writing

When Belle goes looking for Pip

I cannot imagine how cold it is in the seas off the coast of Britain at this time of year, but lots of people swim

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May wordsquare image
Creative Writing

Water water everywhere

There is nothing quite like being by the water. Whether your preference is for the beach, a cliff, stream, canal or even a long lazy

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lonely entrepreneur
Writing Business

How to avoid entrepreneurial failure

Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur can sometimes seem like a bit of a lottery. Will you get the key deal you need? Will

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Creative Writing

Synonyms and other interesting words about peace

This year’s Hysteria Writing Competition has a theme of peace and it would be easy to fall into familiar tropes and themes. Whilst a retelling

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Typewriter
Writing Business

How to be a rockstar blogger – part 3

Create content for your audience, not yourself Even though you are on a mission to become a Rock Star Blogger your blog is not, and

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vermillion
Creative Writing

Playing with vermillion

Over the last few weeks I’ve been offering up a weekly writing prompt and this week is no different. The challenge is to expand our

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easter word square
Creative Writing

Easter word square

Did you know that pretzels were originally eaten at Easter because they symbolise the cross or that dancing is illegal on Good Friday in Germany?

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ice-pool
Creative Writing

Ice pool

As you already know I love strange and unusual photos and I will often carry a camera or my phone to capture something that intrigues

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death tending his flowers hugo simberg
Technology

Life and death on the social web

Benjamin Franklin certainly made a point when he said “‘In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” With the

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photo of a fool
Creative Writing

Fooling with fools

It’s All Fool’s Day which is traditionally marked by the custom of playing jokes (usually on friends and colleagues) and engaging in frivolous activities.

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masked bowerbird
Marketing

What the humble bowerbird can teach us about marketing

Why is Apple like the bowerbird? The bowerbird, an inhabitant of Australia and Papua New Guinea is a great marketing metaphor that every business owner

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asimo automation
Technology

The new rules of marketing automation

I’m a big fan of automation, particularly as I hate having to do the same thing twice. I’ll go out of my way to avoid

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bells and whistles sculpture
Creative Writing

Bells and Whistles

I love the strange and weird. And the photo’s from travels in unusual sculpture gardens always get my imagination running. The one here is no

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Life

Doing the digital detox

It occurred to me last weekend that I spend way too much time in the online environment, even now after I’ve already cut down significantly.

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