Ottawa shootings: a few words that express disgust

Today’s appalling shootings in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, have churned my heart up, not least because my beloved cousin Alyson works for the government and as I write this, is still in her building on lockdown. I have been in touch with her and she and her colleagues are OK.

Ottawa shootings: a few words that express disgust

Ottawa’s Parliament building in happier times

At this time I suspect that the atrocities in Ottawa are not unconnected with the awful, awful incident in Québec two days earlier during which time a disgusting Muslim terrorist ran over two innocent soldiers, killing one and terribly maiming the other. [Continue reading]

Business blog posts: 6 more ways to make sure they kick ass

Business blog posts: 6 more ways to make sure they kick assFurther to the article I wrote last year (you’ve all read it, of course, haven’t you?? Thought not) I reckon it’s time to add more ways to make sure your business blog posts kick ass – just as hard, if not harder.

If you recall, the first six points were as follows, duly shortened: [Continue reading]

How to write a reference or recommendation letter

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Unless you're about 12 years old or less, sooner or later you will be asked to write a reference or recommendation for someone - whether it's a colleague, employee, student, friend, or even a whole company. If you Google "how to write a reference" … [Continue reading]

Why you should never trust a parrot…

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Two golden-oldie reasons why parrots can be much, much more trouble than they're worth... Who needs feet? Except ... Herbert was not getting along so well with his wife and thought maybe he'd like to have a pet to keep him company. So, he went … [Continue reading]

Is blogging for your business becoming a bit of a chore?

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If that's the case, you'll find this book is worth its weight in gold - it's a no-bullsh*t guide to writing blogs that boost your brand, business and customer loyalty. (DISCLAIMER: I just so happened to write it!) But even so, if you're fed up … [Continue reading]

How to write a great travel blog

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How often has someone asked you about your holiday, only for their eyes to glaze over when you start talking about it, or they just cut you short? It’s harsh, but true. Whether you want to go into travel writing seriously or just want to share some … [Continue reading]