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So far Susan Hammond has created 23 blog entries.

Perfectionism: how do I survive it?

Do you constantly worry about your work being criticised? Do you spend forever on everything you do because it’s not quite good enough yet? Does this hinder you both in life and at work? You are not alone. Welcome to the perfectionist’s club! In this post: What is perfectionism and is it always bad? How [...]

By | 2020-03-30T14:45:49+00:00 March 30th, 2020|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

Business blogging: how often should you post?

Blogging is one of the best ways to promote your business online. You can demonstrate your expertise and engage with your customers. Build trust and relationships. If you blog well, your business is much more likely to succeed. But how often should you post to make it work? Quite simply, that depends! But you should [...]

By | 2020-03-16T16:48:10+00:00 March 16th, 2020|Copywriting|0 Comments

Mountain walking: a healing balm for depression

Mountain walking. What do you think of when you hear that phrase? Scary, impenetrable rock faces looming out of the mist? Enormous crags stretching off into the distance, rain clouds blowing in making your weary legs scream in protest? Well I say fun, beautiful and healing. Fact is, being outside in nature, wherever it is, [...]

By | 2020-03-05T09:11:50+00:00 March 2nd, 2020|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

The copywriting brief: what is it and why do I need one?

So, you’ve heard of this thing called the brief. And you know it’s something to do with the copywriting process. But anything more? Not sure. Here’s what it is, why it’s important and how you can create a good one…   What is a copywriting brief? A good brief tells your copywriter about: you and [...]

By | 2020-02-17T08:49:12+00:00 February 17th, 2020|Copywriting|0 Comments

5 ways you can solve problems for better workplace wellbeing

Fear, overwhelm, anxiety. Frustration, anger, depression. Do you recognise any of these? They’re just some of the feelings you may get when you’re faced with a problem. Trouble is, problems are a normal part of life – especially in the workplace. Depending on your role it may be one thing after another, or you may [...]

By | 2020-02-03T08:53:16+00:00 February 3rd, 2020|Mental health and wellbeing|2 Comments

To niche or not? That is the question

Do you have a business niche? It'll help you and your copywriter no end if you do (read on to find out why). But what exactly is it and do you really need one? Will having a niche help your business grow? I’ll answer those questions here…   What is a niche? Your niche is [...]

By | 2020-01-20T10:35:31+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Copywriting|0 Comments

Netwalking: feel good and boost your productivity at the same time

It was a grey autumn day when I met Sean at Rushden Lakes for a business meeting. The sky was leaden, and it was a wee bit chilly. But getting outside was the best thing ever… Beavers scurried on the bank their whiskers twitching in the wind, snakes slithered past tongues flicking to and fro, [...]

By | 2020-01-06T08:41:45+00:00 January 6th, 2020|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

3 great things about snow

Are you hoping for a white Christmas? It's probably just wishful thinking in Leicestershire, but you never know. And remembering past years when there's been loads of snow, I'm longing for it again. And why not? It’s magical, lots of fun and so peaceful. Great for your wellbeing... 1. Snow creates a magical winter wonderland [...]

By | 2019-12-16T15:37:05+00:00 December 16th, 2019|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

How long should your blog posts be?

So you want to start a blog for your business? That’s great. Blogging is one of the best ways to demonstrate expertise and engage with your customers. But how long should your blog posts be? That depends. But you should always consider: Blog purpose Blog topic Your audience   Blog purpose What is your blog [...]

By | 2019-12-06T09:47:14+00:00 December 6th, 2019|Copywriting|2 Comments

What is tone of voice in copywriting?

Picture the scene. You’re settled on a comfy sofa, cuppa in one hand, your copywriter opposite. You’re having a lovely chat about your business and where you want to go with it. But then… “What’s your tone of voice?” Eh? You what? Why do you need to know that? It’s a common question and your [...]

By | 2019-12-02T11:54:29+00:00 December 2nd, 2019|Copywriting|0 Comments