Writing to order: Why a schedule is crucial for long term blogging

In the unlikely event that I decided to start going to a gym to get fit or build some muscle, I’d need a goal and a plan of what to do each week. Otherwise, I’d wander round the weights and cardio machines, not getting anything done, with nothing to show for it after six months.
The same is true for writing regular blog posts. Without a purpose and a schedule to follow, you’d sit at your desk with a blank page and not a clue what to write about.
The key planning device for any news room is the editorial calendar which ensures everyone knows what to do and that no important event gets missed; the same tool works for blogging. Read More

Stop Shouting at Your Readers! When to use capitals in your copy.

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.

How did you spend your extra hour today?

It feels like a gift from the gods – an extra hour to do with as we will. Even though I know those same gods will grab that time back in the spring, it set me thinking about how I use and manage my time.

How on earth do we self-employed make time for work?

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.