At its core, a white paper is a guide that solves a problem for its reader. So not unlike a blog post or ebook? Correct, these content types all work to solve a problem for their audience, but white papers have certain qualities that set them apart. For example, white papers are: Longer than blog … Continue reading White Papers Made Simple: Their Star Role in Content Marketing
Overheard in the office this morning: "The sun's out so I can't complain." After a few grey days and long months of winter, that pretty much sums up my feelings exactly. Spring has officially sprung in the British capital! Even if I'm still in boots and a jumper (hey, it's London) the sunnier weather signals … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Online Business
There's nothing like good ole practical advice, is there? No wishy-washy explanations or roundabout responses, just the useful stuff. So when last week a freelance writer emailed me asking if I had any tips on pitching articles and breaking into a niche of writing, I wanted to give her something she could act on right … Continue reading Want to Get Published? Start Here.
The sun was setting as we walked up to our bed and breakfast in Broadway, a charming village in the Cotswolds. Andy opened the door with a warm handshake and a smile, welcoming us inside so we could drop our bags before he gave us a tour of the house. Starting in the entranceway, he gave … Continue reading A Bed & Breakfast Guide to Attracting New Visitors to Your Site
You've heard this term, "content", being thrown around a lot lately. "If you're not producing content, then do you even exist?" they say. The word even makes up half of my business's name. But really, what is it? And why does it matter to your business? Since there is no one-size-fits-all answer to these questions, let's … Continue reading Real Talk: What’s Content (and Why Should You Care About It)?
The last bite of seafood pasta had been twirled onto my fork and finished off. None of us wanted to leave this restaurant, its beachy, open-air construction built right into the cliff. To remember it, we took a photo with the very friendly staff before saying ciao and grazie. It was a 30-minute walk back to the ferry, but … Continue reading 3 Compelling Content Ideas to Win Over Your Audience’s Heart
Marinara or Margherita? Coca-Cola, birra or acqua? That's how they take your order at L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Naples, what some consider to be the best pizza place in the world. Sure, it doesn't hurt that this was the pizza Elizabeth Gilbert affectionately described in Eat, Pray, Love, but part of the restaurant's appeal is … Continue reading Easy as (Pizza) Pie: How to Make Your Customer Say Yes
Bathing suit…check. Passport…check. Boarding pass…check. If only improving your website’s content was as easy as preparing for a trip to the coast of Italy (I may be going there this weekend and it may be consuming all my thoughts). Well, if you knew how to prep your content and had a focused checklist to follow, … Continue reading This Content Checklist Will Make More People Want to Visit Your Site
Cafe doors are flung open. City dwellers flock to the park and I’m sipping on the first iced coffee of the season. It’s only mid-April but with temperatures in the 80s (close to 30°C), London has fallen under a summertime spell. Of course it won’t stay this warm for long, but while it does, let’s … Continue reading Put a Spring in Your Website’s Step With These 3 Revitalizing Tips
While catching up on one of my favorite American TV shows, This Is Us, Beth and Randall (a married couple) played a game called "Worst-Case Scenario." It's like a mental check they do with each other when something goes wrong. For example, when their foster daughter, Deja, is being difficult and moody all the time, they … Continue reading The ‘This Is Us’ Approach to Evaluating Your Online Business