What can you blog about? Seasonal topics

small_2493066577In this article we look at business blog ideas based on seasonal topics and how to use them in a more interesting way.

Some seasonal aspects are obvious – Holiday Season gifts … winter checks for your car … time to submit your tax return … etc. But there are more subtle uses for the seasons when it comes to choices for business blog ideas. [Read more…]

The great communication fiasco

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Why do organizations have
such problems in communicating
internally as well as externally?

I shared this article initially on LinkedIn and after only a few days I’d had over 800 reads. Ergo I’m assuming that this communication issue is not just a frivolous figment of my imagination.

Hence, I am now sharing with you the article concerned. (And I tell you what, the comments I received on this article are fascinating, too.) [Read more…]

Are you stuck in your jargon zone?


Do you realize your jargon can put your business blog readers right off what you’re trying to communicate?

No matter how much we business writers insist that using too much jargon is a train wreck waiting to happen, it amazes me and many of my writing cohorts that people in many professions are so brainwashed by their jargon they simply cannot let it go and write as normal human beings. Even when their readers are normal human beings. [Read more…]

The A-2-Z of business blog writing: Z is for Zero

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Starting a new blog from zero?
Here are some useful tips…

If you are just starting out with a business blog from zero and are wondering what to write for the first few posts, here are some tips that I found useful when I started this site and also a couple of other blogsites I have initiated in the past.

Let’s assume that you already know what your blogsite should be all about. What do you need as a basis before you can start attracting readers?

(For a list of the top 10 most helpful articles on blogging for business as chosen by our readers, click here)

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Help! How do I thank the family of my kidney donor?

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Dear HTWB Agony Columns

My life has been saved by a kidney transplant, the donor being someone who sadly had died and was a good match for me. I am a long-term kidney patient who without a transplant would have died well before my time. [Read more…]

The A-2-Z of business blog writing: W is for Writing Style

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Conversational writing style does not mean
“as messy as live conversation…”

Many so-called blogging experts write exhaustively on how important it is to be yourself, natural, relaxed and everyday in the writing style for your business blog. When you meet some of them face to face you soon realize that their blogging style is vastly different from how they speak in real life. [Read more…]