It might be that you’re thinking “Are you mad? Blog buddies? Whatever for? ” I totally get it why you might think that way, so I am going to explain why it may be very useful to have one, because this is particularly important for you. Continue reading
Summer always gives me a reason to do something differently with my blog. In other words, I give myself a reason to do something differently with my blog. Have a break, for instance. Or take a summer’s leave… because everyone is holiday. That’s what I thought, anyway. Continue reading
It is Summer. I’m sure you’ve noticed. In the media, this is also known as the silly season… and in a good many countries this is also referred to as cucumber time 🙂 The idea behind this is that there isn’t much relevant news to cover in the Summer… but hang on… are you sure? Is there nothing much relevant to blog about? I’d say: skip the Silly Season and continue blogging!
The moment you realise how you can blog successfully, you can achieve the same and more as big corporations do. How does this work? Well, this works because you don’t need a marketing budget for blogging, because blogging costs ZERO money. Continue reading
Why blog? Blogging is transformational for me, in many ways. I express this in as many ways as I can. the transformation also lies in transforming seeds into seedlings, seedlings into trees, and trees into blossom, and blossom into fruit. You are an entrepreneur and you want to make your mark, you want to make a difference, you want your clients to be totally transformed, empowered and bearing fruit! Continue reading
Promotion of your blog is key. Except it shouldn’t be promotion. It should be presenting. Why?
I choose presenting rather than promoting… Your blog is a gift... a present, so promoting really is a dirty word for the power of presenting. Continue reading
Entrepreneurs like you solve problems for businesses, organisations, other entrepreneurs, or private clients. You work with your unique individual combination of knowledge, skill, passion and experience to make this world a better place to live in. Something you, and I do, each in our own unique way.
Blogging isn’t always easy. You will always encounter some kind of block. Blocks are everywhere. Fear and insecurity happens to everyone, at some point. Continue reading
In 2017, at the end of May, now just over a year ago, I ran my very first international Blog Cafe, in London. That was just amazing! A premiere that opened new doors for me. What was even more amazing is that pennies were dropping for the participants. One of those pennies first caused some hilarious laughter, then disbelief, and eventually major relief. What was that about, you may wonder. Well, this was about the order. How important is the order in which you will write? My answer was: “Not important at all.”
From the very the moment I graduated as a construction engineer in 1985, right up to this very day in July 2014 I had convinced myself that I loved what I did. In a flash, on the 3rd of July 2014, I realised I had deluded myself. I had mistaken being very good at what I did, applying my talents, expertise and skills day in day out, for loving what I did. I had run a translation agency from 2002 up to 2014 that specialised on texts about architecture, construction and technology. Successfully. Continue reading
What is the paralysing effect of lack of confidence?
Lack of confidence shows up in your life in a myriad of ways. You may never find it hard, complicated, or scary to express your view, your opinion or your expert advice. Yet, when it comes to committing your professional advice to a blog, for the world to see, you may well be struck by paralysis… in the form of lack of confidence. Continue reading
Blogging is my business. It should be yours, too. You can have blog without a business, but you can’t have a business without a blog. No blog, no business… Continue reading