Why Does Nobody Read My Business Blog?

Like many people, I’ve lost a lot of work during the last couple of months due to coronavirus (my downturn started earlier than most because I have clients all over the world). Yet rather than bringing it all to a grinding halt, some businesses are using the opportunity to push out more content knowing their customers are at home, and rethinking how they reach out.

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Microsoft Word Tricks and Hacks for All Writers

April 2020: the month that Microsoft is rebranding its Office 365 package to Microsoft 365. Yet this rebrand is more than just a new logo and slogan to synchronise their products and move forward as a brand. Microsoft Office enthusiasts will be pleased to know some crucial changes are happening right now that help writers. Some tools have been around for years and you probably hadn’t even heard of them.

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Why COVID-19 Pandemic is the Right Time To Reach Out to Customers

Regardless of what happens next, coronavirus/COVID-19 is here to stay. It’s the new normal, even if a vaccine becomes available in the next year. This lockdown is unprecedented; I’ve never known anything like this and being in my mid-40s, I probably never will again.

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Announcing a New Service: Day Rate

It’s been a complex and difficult time for many freelancers. Most of us are thinking about how we can do things differently for you, our clients. Uncertainty over Brexit started it all off but now, this global pandemic has given me pause for thought on how I freelance.

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Work From Home Tips From An Introvert During COVID-19

I’m not and have never been an extrovert; I’d quite happily not go out for a few days. Some weeks, the only place I go is the supermarket and the gym now that I work from home. I’m not a complete hermit though. Unlike a lot of introverts, I like going outside – to the beach with my notebook or around Cornwall with my camera.

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YouTube Vloggers All Readers and Writers Should Follow

It’s been a quiet start to 2020 for Freelancer Matt. Rather than crying into my cornflakes each morning I’ve used that time to brush up on some book marketing skills. You may have noticed most efforts channelled towards social media marketing. This marketing has led me inevitably to spending more time on “The Tube”.

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My New Look Social Media Sites

February is always a quiet month and this one has been quiet. Late last year I came across a term “working on your business” from other freelance writers. After much soul searching I realised I hadn’t done enough of this.

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I Made Inauthentic Roman Honey Cake – My Excuse is “Research”

Anyone who knows me will know I am a big dessert person. Since 2015, I have made a Christmas Pudding every year without fail. I also occasionally feel the need to make a Spotted Dick or Jam Roly Poly. After watching the Fantastic Beasts Harry Potter prequel I made my most ambitious yet – Apple Strudel.

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Five Ways You’re Doing Twitter Wrong

Ah Twitter, love it or hate it. I’ve recently discovered a new-found love for the platform after ignoring it for years. I opened my first account in 2015 to pose as the character Jim from Dead Heat. I didn’t give it enough time or tweet enough as a marketing tool. A year ago, I repurposed that account to promote my writing and photography.

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Announcing Phobetor’s Children 2020 Release

Welcome to the official announcement blog for Phobetor’s Children! How excited are you for this? Not nearly as excited as I am.

Once named Romans vs Aliens, I started this in 2013 and on 5th October this year I will finally unleash it on the world. Seven years in the making, this is all you need to know about my upcoming psychological science fiction horror set during the 1st century Roman Empire.

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