So you want to be a writer?

So you want to be a writer by Charles Bukowski if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don't do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at your … Continue reading So you want to be a writer?

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Perfect Blogging: Don’t take the piss

Hello dear reader, Upon the positive feedback on my post writing good comments on a blog, I thought I would extend my advice to another area that irritates me in the world of blogging and blog writing. The irritant is when a site or an author takes the piss out of their loyal readers. Firstly I will … Continue reading Perfect Blogging: Don’t take the piss

Writing your life story

I have started writing my life story. Just by writing that statement it feels strange and narcissistic.  To write your life story you have to be a celebrity or achieve something right? But I have been motivated to do this indirectly by family. I was over at my grandfather's listening to his old stories - … Continue reading Writing your life story

The six step morning routine

I  believe in the importance of having a good morning routine – after all it’s the start of your day and if you can make a positive and productive start then that momentum is going to help the rest of your day flow in the best possible manner. To get the most out of your … Continue reading The six step morning routine

Blogging Etiquette: How do you ask someone to view your blog?

Hello good reader.  As writers we are eager to get people to see our work - in the world of blogging and the Internet there is so much content out there that it is difficult to be seen. In many situations we may get frustrated and quit because we are not getting that instant validation … Continue reading Blogging Etiquette: How do you ask someone to view your blog?

Don’t quit (blogger edition)

I thought I would take 5 to reflect on the process of blog writing.  Since I have started in the WordPress community, I have seen a number of blogs that begun come and go. And to be honest I don't always know why they stopped - because some were seriously good! Maybe they didn't enjoy … Continue reading Don’t quit (blogger edition)

It’s Friday! Wear a pocket square.

I love suits. But this time last year I got the best bit of fashion advice - wear a suit with a pocket square. So I bought one I really liked the look of it.  It added a bit of extra colour and gave the impression that a serious effort had been made. The only … Continue reading It’s Friday! Wear a pocket square.

I came out of the closet

Yeah you heard it.  I came out of the closet.... No let me rephrase that as I don't want you thinking I came out as a homosexual and now live in a civil partnership with a man called Nigel. I showed someone my writing. Obviously not you, in Internet land, but someone in my actual real … Continue reading I came out of the closet

1 year later – so what now?

Has it really been a year since I wrote my first blog article?   1 Year ago... It seems strange that as I completed that post, I looked at my new blog Perfection Manifesto (soon renamed The Manifesto of Perfection) and thought how empty the archive looked.  So I deliberately set the blog so that it looked … Continue reading 1 year later – so what now?

Never dismiss the power of a New Year’s Resolution

Its the middle of January and by this point many of us have either progressed or given up on New Year's Resolutions. But I have noticed a trend where people dismiss this idea - it could be because they see it as lame, cliché, they know they won't stick with or are saying "Well you should … Continue reading Never dismiss the power of a New Year’s Resolution