Advertising vs info on social media – the trolls rage on

If you have a local business group on one of the main social media platforms, you know you’re going to get people advertising their businesses no matter how you try to stop them.

Advertising or content on social media on HTWB

I would have told this troll precisely where to shove his business video.

It doesn’t matter how explicit you are in your “rules” section; the only way to stop the ads is to kick the advertisers out, or at least delete their blatant advertising posts until they get the message.

But not always…

Explaining the difference between advertising and social media content

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Why yummy makes me want to vommy

Are there any words that you absolutely hate the sound of, for no proper reason? Here’s one of mine from #Mischieverse … enjoy.

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YUMMY

There is a word that makes me cringe
And feel I want to vommy
I know I really shouldn’t whinge
But that damned word is “yummy.” [Continue reading]

How to write meeting minutes people want to read

HTWB meetings

Talking of written clarity ... when was the last time you received some business or social meeting minutes and actually found them easy to read? What's the problem with meeting minutes as they are today? … [Continue reading]

Essential, er, grammar rules

These grammar “rules” have been around on the internet for a while now and I don’t think anyone knows who thought them up originally. However if it was you, please let me know and I’ll give you an appropriate credit! In the meantime, enjoy and shar … [Continue reading]

Anger vs Exasperation

A young girl who was studying for an English test at school came to her father and asked, "Dad, what is the difference between anger and exasperation?" The father replied, "It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean." With … [Continue reading]

What NOT to write on staff performance reviews…

These individual quotes were reportedly taken from actual employee performance evaluations in a large US Corporation. They were passed on to me some while back by fellow professional writer and good friend, Jonathan Priest. The original sources are … [Continue reading]

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