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  • Morning Exercise One

    Make some lists… Ten things that have happened this year Ten things that have happened in your lifetime Ten things that you care deeply about Ten things that make you happy…

  • Morning Exercise Two: Part Two

    Let’s see if we can make your piece tighter, true-er, better. ‘Our town had one high school. I lived in the far north west of WA and our school brimmed with over…

  • Morning Exercise Two: Part One

    Start with a feeling/personal experience/true-to-you idea. Choose ONE thing from one of your lists For instance – if my list was – ten things you care deeply about – I might…

  • Reading List

    The Brain That Changes Itself  – Norman Doidge Everyday Zen: Love And Work – Charlotte Joko Beck Creative Confidence – David Kelley Living On The Earth – Alicia Bay Laurel Drawing On The Right…

  • Tidying Up Your Writing

    Here’s some things to watch out for: Spelling and grammatical errors It doesn’t have to be impeccable, but do make sure your run a spellcheck and proof read your work before…

  • Afternoon Exercise One

    Go back to those topics we created in our first exercise. Choose another one of those. Here’s what to do next: Write a letter about that topic, to a friend. Take…

  • Afternoon Exercise Two

    Okay. And again. Back to our list of topics. Choose yet another one of those. Here’s what to do once you’ve chosen: Write an email to a friend about this topic.…

  • One For Me, One For You!

    This week, I want you to try to tag another profile or page in EVERY SECOND update you do. If you think you can manage it in EVERY update, do that,…

  • Assess, Compare, Watch, Take Note!

    Often, we’re so busy trying to keep up with our social content, that we don’t take a few minutes a week to go through what’s working for us (and for others…

  • How To Size Your Images Correctly For Social Media

    Creating visual content across all platforms is obviously important. Visual content is MUCH more eye-catching (especially on text driven platforms like Twitter) and also helps you tell a broader story. Create…

  • How Often Should I Post?

    How often should you post? How long is a piece of string?! This is one of the most frequently asked questions about blogging, and sadly I can’t even give you a…

  • A Simple Guide To Voice And Story

    Writer’s block? In a bit of a fug? Not sure if what you’re writing is true-to-you? That’s okay. I’ve crafted a handy guide to voice and story, just perfect for a writer…

  • Assignment: Your Last Five Followers

      Homework: Here’s a little task for you to do over the next couple of days. Head to your current social networking platforms. Look for your most recently acquired followers. Pick…

  • A Basic Guide To Nice Online Manners

    Online manners are pretty similar to offline manners, really. Keep it nice, respectful, professional (even if you disagree with someone). That said, there are a few things you can do to…

  • Social Media Graphics Go-Tos!

    I use Photoshop to create the graphics I share on social media. I love Photoshop, although I am no expert by any means. I first started using it a couple of years…

  • Social Media Content Analysis

    Here’s a little job for you to do. Work your way through each social media platform you use and analyse: . What’s working for you? . What’s working for others? .…

  • :: Mailchimp 101: A Rough Guide

    Mailchimp can stop a lot of people in their tracks. It can be really hard to work out how all the elements link together. Here’s an overview of how it works.…