Why sunny weather is so bad if you want to write blog posts
I’ve figured out what the magic ingredient is that’s allowed Britain and Ireland to produce so many great writers – rain.
A master of the Japanese tea ceremony was once challenged to a duel by a samurai swordsman for some perceived but unintended slight to his honour. Having no training with…
I’m a professional blog writer but I haven’t written a blog post in months. That’s not strictly true. I’m writing posts all week but they’re for, and about, other people;…
The Germans have always had too many capitals
I’m not talking about Berlin and Bonn; when I started my German GCSE many years ago, the language was strange and new, not least because you have to write every Noun with a Capital Letter. However, since I’ve started writing (and rewriting) other people’s web copy as Bill Blogs, I can’t help but notice that the ‘German vice’ has spread across the North Sea. (more…)
I’ve just come back from my first holiday away since I set up Bill Blogs and started online copywriting in the new year, gritting my teeth against swarms of midges and cold water on beaches around the Outer Hebrides with the family – about as far away from my laptop as it’s possible to get. (more…)
When I first went into print journalism, 15 years ago, I hadn’t heard of blogs. I’m not even sure they’d been invented then.