My writing has been featured in the Daily Telegraph, Insurance Times, Insurance Age, Company Digest and a few other places besides. As well as features and articles, I also ghost write for company reports, produce research and prepare press releases.
If you’d like to talk about how I can produce great content for your business, please contact me
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Every weekday for the past 6 weeks I’ve sat down pretty much first thing in the morning and written something. It could be a ranty blog post, a carefully structured article on a hot topic or a briefing pulled from research notes. (Occasionally it’s flash fiction!)
When I’m done, and I usually clock up about 500 words in 45 minutes, I finish my coffee and spend 15 minutes editing yesterday’s work. I don’t change it other than correcting mistakes and maybe juggling a word or two around here and there. Once or twice I’ve screwed it all up and gone for the full rewrite. I aim for right first time.
End result is I’ve got 30-odd pieces of content sat in a queue waiting to be posted on my blog or dispersed into the ether as guest content. I’ve also relearnt that old skill I had when I was writing to deadlines for the Insurance Times or the Telegraph or whoever else was buying my writing.
If all goes to plan this is a mindset and skill that’s going to be incredibly useful in the coming months.
6 of them in a row. 6 tweets all directed at people with the same message:
“I appreciate the retweets”
And all with the same link to the same Social Media automation service.
It takes the shine off. It dulls the sense of engagement and participation and even appreciation. It reduces “appreciation” to an algorithm that we might not even be aware of.
So please stop it. Engage or don’t engage. Don’t fake it.
I had high hopes for it. Even before the debacle over LinkedIn’s update, this site promised something different. A business focus, taking away the spam and giving you the opportunity to brand yourself to clients and peers.
Only something happened.
Now it’s become “remote.com” and is just another job board filling up with people offering freelance contracts at unrealistic rates. It almost feels a little like a “bait and switch”.
Forget MacBooks and laptops. When I need to sit down, focus and get a few thousand words down my iPad becomes the perfect writer's tool.
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