10 top tips to make blog comments that increase your own traffic

HTWB blog Apr-17

When this post was originally published in 2011, we didn't have quite so much trouble in those days with "internet trolls" - unlike today, when it seems one relatively innocent comment on a blog or social media post can trigger hundreds of comments … [Continue reading]

“Write a letter explaining why this job is right for you” … wrong!!

HTWB job search Apr-17

Recruitment companies and departments often try to be clever when advertising a vacancy with a request like this, to go along with your CV/résumé. The truth is, though, they don't actually mean it. What they really mean is, "write a covering letter ex … [Continue reading]

Why it’s worth putting up with your kids

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No matter how much your kids may drive you up the wall, there is always at least one good reason why you should put up with all the drama until they're grown up. Here's why, in verse, from the upcoming rude volume of poetry, "Mischieverse: rude … [Continue reading]

How a life coach builds trust by writing

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How writing helps this life coach establish trust with his target audience. There is a lesson for most of us to learn here, so please welcome Johnny Limpus, UK-based life coach who describes himself as "the life coach for people who don't like life … [Continue reading]

Why a roaring open fire is not always delightful…

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As we say goodbye to chilly winter in the northern hemisphere, here's a reminder of one of winter's pleasures (unless you're the one who has to clean it up) ... in verse, from my forthcoming rude tome, Mischieverse. (NB: language has been tidied for … [Continue reading]

Quick proofreading tips to slash those typos

HTWB proofreading 2017

Although I and various other professional writers and editors have written about proofreading here on HTWB in the past, unfortunately it's a problem that just won't go away. Here, then, is a swift recap on some of the useful tips we know that … [Continue reading]