Those of you who write three or more list posts a month aren’t going to like this, so I suggest you skip to the end and leave an angry comment. But if you’re worried about providing great content, building a solid reputation, or just not coming across as a fool, you need to move on.
This isn’t a brilliant time of year for being creative. Probably the fact that it’s cold, bleak and frequently raining. But work doesn’t stop for the weather, and there’s copy to be written. So what’s a penslinger to do when the well of creativity has dried up?
If I’d have told you 24 hours ago that The Guardian were the UK newspaper that used Twitter most effectively, you’d have believed me.
And then came the #guardianexclusive. Oh, well done Guardian Sport. To quote another sporting foot-shooter, “take a bow, son.”
If you want stunning copy or a striking design, communication is critical. You’re going to cast your eye over a first draft, and you’re going to give an opinion. If you do this right, you’re on the way to having a truly amazing piece of work created. If you do it wrong, you’ll be lucky to get what you really want.
Football and writing, two of my favourite things. Amongst the angst, the heartbreak and the freezing cold Tuesday night defeats at Elland Road I’ve learnt stuff. Things that you won’t pick up at Old Trafford.
Because there are some lessons that only Leeds United can teach.
Someone wants to make money blogging. So they write a blog about how they think they can make money blogging. The next person latches on, swallows down the original idea and deposits a version onto their blog, drained of even more charm, originality and quality….
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