Niche. It’s something I hear all time when it comes to blogging. “What’s my niche?” “Should I have a niche?” “I don’t have a niche – should I?” “I want to start blogging, what should my niche be?” Niche, niche, niche – I’ve heard it so much that it doesn’t even sound like a real […]Read More Niche Blog!
What’s the best way to end a conversation? Admit it, we’ve all had them. Someone wittering on about something that just isn’t interesting to us. Usually, we are polite but if you had the opportunity to end the conversation any way you liked – how would you end it? My personal favourite way to end […]Read More How Do You End A Conversation You Are Bored Of Having?
CHRISTMAS WAS OVER. All that build up, all the hype and now…nothing! Even the Christmas decorations seemed to droop as if they already knew that the next few days were going to be dull. Dull, dull and duller while everyone waited for the New Year’s celebrations to start. Well, at least I won’t be taken […]Read More THE PLAYLIST: Part One
I feel like I’ve not ‘written’ on my blog for a while. What do I mean by that? Well all my recent posts have been specifically focussed on a topic rather than me talking about me. So, let’s just freestyle and talk about me for a little while? Does that make me a narcissist? No! […]Read More The Boy Behind The Blog
What kind of blogger are you? Are you a stats junkie? Are you a quick skim, like and comment flunkey? Or are you just a downright jizz monkey? Source: How My Blog Is Just Pretty Average But Can Kick AssRead More How My Blog Is Just Pretty Average But Can Kick Ass!
Are You Good At What You Do? Whatever this “you do” is – your career, your hobby or whatever, if the answer is “no” then you need to ask yourself some more questions! “Can I get better? Do I want to get better?” If the answer to these questions is also a ‘no’ then ask yourself […]Read More Be Good At What You Do Or Question Just About Everything!
A Blog Reality Check “…my blog stats increased by 500 views in the last day, week, month, year…” Says almost everyone these days. Big fucking deal, I say, that means absolutely nothing! Here’s the thing… I can stay in the house one day and no one sees me. No views of Steve. Fine! The following […]Read More How My Blog Is Just Pretty Average But Can Kick Ass
Thoughts. Whether we like it or not we all have that tiny little voice in our head. Chattering away at us constantly. Always thinking. Some of the things that the voice says are better to remain inside your head. Other times – it’s good to share them however obscure and random. So – let’s celebrate that […]Read More We’ve All Got Them So Let’s Talk About Them
Everyone in the blogging world appears to worship a lady called the Bloggess and I had to find out what she was all about. I mean, is she more popular than Adele or what? So, I had a wee look at her blog and yeah it’s nice and all that and there’s some good s*** […]Read More Me, The Bloggess And Myers-Briggs
…check me out! That might have been the title of this post had I been inclined to write it but that type of post is #NotMyBlog! The Reddit thing is true but that’s beside the point – can I just talk about my blog for a moment? Wow! Aren’t I polite in asking first before I go […]Read More How I’ve Built Up Thousands Of Reddit Karma
A Lesson In Blogging & Love Bob and Shirley had been married for 16 years and to all their friends they were a happily married couple…with 2.4 children a beautiful home and ‘artex ‘ ceilings to die for. Bob … Source: Your blog or your wife: A lesson from Bob and ShirleyRead More Your Blog Or Your Wife: A Lesson From Bob And Shirley
How important are Stats to Bloggers? I think that every blogger will admit that they check their stats fairly often. WordPress provides a great tool with figures and graphics allowing for us to check our stats in an simple way to pick out lots of useful info. However, it’s quite limited and not very exciting. Can we make our stats […]Read More Using Excel To Analyse Your Blog Statistics: Part One – Referral Pie Charts
We Are Born To Be Alive! Back in the dark depths of winter last year, a voice was heard. A warm Scottish voice, full of humour and good cheer, spreading the gospel of pop music over the airwaves. That voice belonged to Steve, of Steve Says and Talk About Pop Music. Steve’s show inspired lively […]Read More Helen Says…Radio Waves, Lollops and One Hit Wonders: We Are Born To Be Alive
WTF! I passed my driving test in February 2016 and ever since that day my “driving life” has been full of adventures misadventures. As soon as I passed my test I ordered up a brand new car, which I’ll talk about in another post, but it wasn’t to be ready for a week or two. […]Read More ADVENTURES IN DRIVING: The First Day Of The Hire Car
The Night I Met An American Jelly Baby I love how the American and British forms of the English language can be so different. Take the night I met an American Jelly Baby. How did I know he was an American Jelly Baby? Because he spoke to me in an American accent, that’s why. There […]Read More Hugh Says…The Night I Met An American Jelly Baby