Hi there coolios!
Copy and content do so much for us. It provides us
Hi there awesome people!
Have you ever sat down in front of your computer to write a blog or newsletter and then…
Your mind goes blank.
It’s a terrible feeling to watch that blinking cursor appear and reappear… like it’s taunting you. The good news is, it’s happened to the best of us. The better news is, there are certain principles, tips, and tricks you can apply to make your story shine brightly every time.
So, here we go! 5 Ways to make your story shine brightly:
1. Be authentic
You might have a passion for rock-climbing but if you don’t own a rock-climbing gym, please don’t write or blog about it, unless it is on your personal blog. It will only confuse your audience. Stick to what you know and be creative in that space.
2. Become a hoarder
An idea hoarder, that is. Always be on the lookout for new and fresh ideas in your industry. Look on Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google… anywhere and everywhere. I’ve received ideas for stories or blogs from the radio, TV, and conversations with people. And once that idea sprouts, I write it down as quickly as possible so I don’t forget. I pin interesting articles on my Pinterest boards and bookmark websites, blogs or articles that inspire me. Keep your idea file handy whenever you have to write and you’ll never run out of ideas.
Because stealing is frowned upon :). Look for blogs or writers who inspire you and who have many followers or likes. Look at what they are posting and borrow some ideas. What industry-specific content is out there? And how can you improve that content for your blog or website? You can use a combination of articles to give your readers a more comprehensive answer to their question. However, I’d also like to state that you must always give credit where credit is due. Plagiarism will not make your story shine brightly!
4. You have not because you ask not
Why not ask your clients or followers what they would like to read on your blog or newsletter? Most people will be happy to tell you what they’d like to see more or less of. You could gather this information through polls, questions on your social media or by posting on online forums. You might be surprised what creative ideas your clients come up with!
5. Ride ’em cowboy
There are certain topics, trends and events that already have a huge following. So, ride the wave they create instead of trying to create your own miniature wave. Why reinvent the wheel, right? Capitalise on those trends and newsworthy events! Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Christmas are good examples and can be used to reach out to clients. Also focus on industry-specific trends… which would be World Book Day, International Mother Language Day, and Authors’ Day in my case.
And there you have it… 5 ways to make your story shine brightly. What other ways have you found? I’d love to hear from you.
Keep shining brightly!
Credit 😉 – https://blog.ghost.org/great-blog-post-ideas/
Hi there lovely ones
We might be a bit biased when it comes to this topic 🙂 but there are a few reasons why more people and companies are outsourcing – It could be because of a lack of in-house expertise, finding cheaper, but high quality labour, and companies looking for opportunities to concentrate on other business processes.
Some of the advantages of outsourcing include:
So, next time you need an editor, translator or copy-writer – don’t send employees on a refresher course, rather outsource!
Until next time…
Hi there lovely ones
Happy Valentine’s Day!
We’ve literally been burning to tell you and now the proverbial cat is finally out of the bag! Fair Translation and Editing services is now Edita Services.
This change has been a long time coming as we thought of ways to make great copy-writing, editing, and translation as accessible and easy as possible. We realised there was a huge need in the South African market for good, but fast, copy. So, now we have Edita… Bigger, better, and brighter! Edita is a one-stop language shop for anyone with a story to tell. Copy-writing, editing, and translation… we do it all!
The platform is super easy to use and will change the way you do copy. We’ve added a pinch of copy-writing magic, just the right amount of editing flavour, and a dash of great technology. And, of course, our secret ingredients… fair prices and fantastic turnaround times. We are still collaborating with the same amazing people, as well as a few new faces, but we promise it will all be for your benefit.
Edita’s vision is to be the leading online language editor, nationally and internationally. Our mission is to improve the quality of written communication globally. In other words, we have gone bigger and better to ensure your stories are told well. They deserve nothing less.
Therefore, whether you are a business owner, copy-writer, website developer, e-mail sender, newsletter distributor or love letter writer, Edita will help you and your story shine brightly. Go to edita.online today for more information. And please share the good news with as many people as you can 🙂
If you had to consider the homonyms that are most often misused and misspelled, these three are probably very high on the list. This blog post will be short and sweet but will hopefully help clarify the use of they’re, their, and there.
They’re – A contraction. Otherwise known as ‘they are’. Other contractions include we’re or you’re. For example: They’re (they are) sure this is the correct use for ‘they’re’.
Their – A pronoun (a word that takes the place of a noun). Other pronouns include I or you. For example: Their use of ‘their’ is correct.
There – An adverb (a word that describes a verb, adjective, or another adverb). Other adverbs include gently or here. For example: There is no reason to confuse ‘they’re’ and ‘their’ anymore.
And all together now… They’re are going over there to eat their cake now.
Now, you can have your cake and eat it too! Because this trio will not mess with you any longer.
Keep well lovelies,