Is Artificial Intelligence The Big Blogging Trend of 2023?

Over the past few years we have seen a growth in artificial intelligence (AI) tools that can support writing. Some of these have become so advanced you can generate a post in a matter of seconds. For those who don't enjoy the process of writing blog content, this is an option many are turning to. The question is - what does this mean for the future of blogging? What threat does this pose for the creatives?

The State of Blogs in 2022: Is Blogging Dead?

Is blogging dead? There has been a lot of discussion this year about the future of this medium. In this post I look at the threats that impact the popularity of blogging, and how with a competitive market blogging can still have a place in your creative endeavours.

From Casual To Cult: The Path To 1000 True Fans

In 2008 WIRED editor Kevin Kelly wrote that creators only needed 1000 true fans to make a living. In this post I look at this theory through the perspective of blogging and map out the different ways your audience engages up to the true fan - the person who enables you to make a living doing what you love.

Other Posts I Like: Finding My Passion…

Are you struggling to find your passion? Have a read of this great post which offers insights into finding this meaning...

Other Posts I Like: Self-Promotion For The Constantly Nervous

Do you struggle with self-promotion? Do you feel awkward or anxious when it comes to celebrating or sharing your good work? Have a read of this great post...

A Look Back: How Social Media Made Us Hate Office Jobs

Something that gets on my nerves on 'money' Twitter is every hack entrepreneur guru having digs at those working a 9 to 5 job. In response I wrote this post: How Social Media Made Us Hate Office Jobs Although written back in 2019, the hacks may have changed but the commentary hasn't dated, as the … Continue reading A Look Back: How Social Media Made Us Hate Office Jobs

A Furious RANT About Blogging in 2022

I won’t lie I’m tired. You might even say burnt out. But something compels me again and again to sit down on evening and weekends in a regular ritual bashing away on a keyboard crafting words together. Does one do this for validation? No, I would have given up years ago if that was the … Continue reading A Furious RANT About Blogging in 2022

A Few Observations On Engagement And Blogging

Everyone wants to grow their blog, but how do you do it? - Through engagement! In this post I share a few personal observations I've learnt since starting my role as an engagement lead, and share ideas how to build and reach your desired audience.

How To Write A 1000 Word Blog: Copy This Framework

It's an established fact that search engines favour longer posts over 1000+ words However when it comes to writing something more substantial, it can be difficult to coordinate. This post shows a simple outline framework to help you structure writing longer posts.

I Switched Off Social Media For 31 Days: How Did I Survive?

Last month I decided it was time for a switch off from social media. Throughout May I spent the next 31 days with the intention of cutting down on some platforms (YouTube), and having a complete switch off others (in a personal capacity) all together (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn).  What happened during my social media … Continue reading I Switched Off Social Media For 31 Days: How Did I Survive?

I Took A Blog Break. Here’s What Happened…

Thinking about taking a blogging break? In this post I look at my reluctance to take a break from blogging, and what changed my mind. Where my fears about taking a time out realised?

The 31 Day Social Media Switch Off Challenge 2022 

Call me insensitive, call me judgemental, call me whatever you like... ... but LinkedIn is not the place you should be to declare to your network that a family member has died of cancer.  Yes I'm sorry for your loss but with personal tragedy I choose to keep quiet on social media as I don’t … Continue reading The 31 Day Social Media Switch Off Challenge 2022