May 2012

All Change

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A few years back (2003, I think) I worked as a temp for a company that sold beds where my job was in the stock office at the main distribution warehouse. There were 12 full time staff in the office and 4 temps, 3 had been there for a few weeks before me. On day […]

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Stop spamming, twit

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  I bloody love Twitter, me. It’s aces. Without Twitter, I’d have nobody to talk to each day. When I worked in call centres, I’d have various people in and around my pod who I could banter with throughout the day, working at home, I rely on Twitter to provide this very important function. So […]

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E-Books vs. Real Books: The Solution

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I’ve wanted to write a post about the on-going battle between lovers of e-books and those who prefer “real” or printed books for quite some time. It was originally going to be an article to be pitched to Writing Magazine and was going to be called, Stop Your Incessant Whining. I’ve never bothered writing it […]

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Business blogging – Nobody likes a shill

Recently, I’ve been trying to push my writing business toward the online world, and away from the printed. Now,with a little help from a friend, it’s finally happening. I’m now promoting my skills as a blogger for hire and we’ve got a few companies interested. We’ve done this by getting them to think of their […]

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Seven networking don’ts

Networking. It’s one of those horrible businessey things that, as a writer, you might find yourself doing. Some of you will be dreading the thought, I know I was when I tried it last year. And even though I’d read a little about it, I really had no idea. My first few attempts were awful, […]

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Custard Cream of Doom

Back in 2010, I was invited to write a short piece for the wonderful, but now sadly suspended, Encounters With Remarkable Biscuits. The following is the piece I produced, I thought you might like to see it. Send to Kindle

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