I don’t like negative stuff generally, and news can stress me out and make me feel helpless. So, I tell myself “it’s not serving me to be so informed – so I should avoid the news!” And this is especially true when it comes to the latest crisis. It’s getting to me and I don’t like it!
Insight, advice, news and chit chat
I was inspired to write this and share tips by a client of ours (his name is Scott!) who recently wrote, worried about overdoing it on social media! He said:
Evergreen by definition means that you could read or view an article/infographic/video at any time (give or take 2-4 years) and whatever it is that you are seeing is till true even if time has passed.
I am working with a couple of membership organisations and have just written a long email full of ideas for one of them. This was the natural start of a super useful blog post – this one!
Ever think you could do with a bit of improvement on your writing style?
One of the more unusual parts of my “job” is helping people write their blog content. Often, after a workshop, as a sort of freebie, I offer people my expertise in the form of notes, feedback, corrections, grammar edits and formatting.
I often hear the internet being compared to a rabbit hole – people complain that they get sidetracked when they are meant to be doing “productive tasks”, and fall into the rabbit hole of the internet. If people are doing it anyway, wouldnt it be nice if they were stuck reading/watching YOUR published articles/videos/other content?
A term I came up with, which is way better than name dropping.
This means weaving in the experience you have while giving advice in your blog posts.
In a subtle way. Not in a bragging way.
I suppose it’s an art, and takes practice.
This post was written by Rhea Lempert, who did 2 weeks of work experience in February 2015 at Top Left Design.
My internship experience and first hand tips
Hi! My name is Rhea, I am fourteen and interested in design and copywriting. After spending a very fast two week placement at TLD, I’ve experienced a part of the working world and how it can be great fun with the TLD crowd. I’ve also seen just how a hot cup of tea or coffee can put a smile on anyone here!
I was recently at an event and raving about my little sequence of activities for social media sharing. I save a lot of time with this sequence, so I know you are itching to know what I do!
Written and researched by Chris Higgins
When many people think of adding content to a blog, they think first (and sometimes only) of text and pictures (maybe video). And while text is justifiably the foundation of good content, it need not be the only part. You do not need to be Alfred Einstein (Albert’s brother) to learn how to embed other types of content. In this blog post I hope to help make the process simple, straightforward and effortless. Okay, that’s an exaggeration. Not effortless exactly, but less effortful. And much less effort than it took to research the post.