Technology Taming for Authors – feedly

The problem with technology is there is such lot of it and it’s not always easy to work out what you need. So this is the first in a series of posts taking a personal look at technology for creatives who blog and step out on social media. If this is a topic that interests you, you might like READ MORE

Psst… Have you heard about Nuzzel?

Have you ever felt left behind when it comes to industry based news? Have you wondered how everyone else seems to know but  somehow you remained unaware? The solution is Nuzzel. Do you struggle to find the time to source relevant content for your blog? Or items to share and start conversations on social media? READ MORE

Start the day with Symbaloo

Symbaloo is my all time favourite productivity app, an essential tool for anyone who spends time on the Internet. Symbaloo is a browser app and I always have it open in the first tab of Google Chrome. It works with all popular browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. So what exactly does it do? READ MORE

Super Easy Image Attribution for flickr

Blog posts and images are a match made in heaven. While it’s easiest to use your own photos, most times I find I don’t have a photo to suit. There are numerous websites with images a blogger can use for free provided they meet any specified attribution requirements. This blog post is not about finding those sites. A READ MORE

Why Can’t I Cut and Paste from MS Word into my Blog

Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can. But three times in the past month someone has asked me if I can help them fix the formatting in a blog post they cut and pasted from MS Word. “It was perfect in Word,” my friend insisted. “Now on my blog, it doesn’t look like my other posts. I READ MORE

Hashtags For Writers

What is a #hashtag? A hashtag is any word preceded by a # (hash symbol). Hashtags are widely used across all social media but first appeared on Twitter in August 2007. I love that the hashtag was invented by a Twitter user (@ChrisMessina) and that Twitter’s initial response was disinterest because the concept was ‘too nerdy’. The people thought otherwise READ MORE