What’s the Reading Age for Your Blog?

“You Should Aim for Grade 8 Reading Level.” ¬†“Are You Serious?” I still remember being quite shocked, some years ago, when a blogging expert said something to the effect that if you wanted to attract and keep readers for your blog you should make the language simple enough for someone with a reading age of […]

Writing for MYOB Blog The Pulse

Our business has been a customer of accounting and payroll software providers MYOB since way back in the 90s, when they had just got started. And now I’m writing for the MYOB blog The Pulse. The blog is about “news, views and ideas for your business” and aims to provide content, news and articles that […]

If You Want to Guest Blog Here, Show Me How You Can Add Value

Update: December 2012 The experiment with guest posting has not been successful. I am not accepting any offers of guest posting, for the foreseeable future. I’ve had to spend too much time back and forth with too many people who are unwilling or unable to meet the terms of the guidelines. If you contact me […]

More Free Images for Your Blog Posts with Flickr and Creative Commons

Flickr as a source of free images This post is a follow up on a post last week about finding free images to use for blog posts and presentations, where I focused on using Wordle images. This post is about using images from the photo sharing site¬†Flickr. Now if you’ve used Flickr you might think […]

Refreshing the About Page

When I click on the About or “About Us” link on various websites and blogs, there are two things that – depending on my mood of the moment – alternately amuse or irritate me: one is when the About Us talks about everything under the sun except the “Us” (my brain is saying, but who […]