9 brilliant benefits of blogging for business

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Is it worth starting a blog in 2020? The simple answer is yes, it absolutely is. Businesses without a blog, or who only update theirs occasionally, are ignoring an important asset. But if you need convincing, I’m going to share 9 brilliant benefits of blogging for your business. Is blogging still relevant in 2020? Have … Read more

How to feel confident about pressing publish

How to feel confident about pressing publish

You’ve written your blog post, social media update, or website homepage, and now you need to hit the publish button. Here are 5 ways to get past feeling nervous about it. 1. Remind yourself that you are an expert You know what you are talking about. You are an expert in your industry. Whether you … Read more

Rachel Extance wins Blogger of the Year

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And why I have FOMO about it At a bar in London one month ago, a group of remarkable people gathered to celebrate the Digital Women Awards 2020. I wasn’t there. I was lying in the dark, on my son’s bedroom floor, waiting for him to go to sleep. I was privileged to be a … Read more

Can you write for 5 minutes?

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“I’m still struggling to figure out when I write.” I said this to a friend in my writing accountability group, who had shared a link to resources in the NaNoWriMo community about their #StayHomeWriMo initiative, encouraging people to take pleasure in words and writing.  I have no shortage of things I could write at the … Read more

8 inspiring women who help others shine

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Who brightens up your life and helps others around them shine? I’m lucky to have met many wonderful people doing exactly that. In celebration of International Women’s Day, here are 8 inspirational women who make a difference to others’ lives. Jemima Willcox: shining a spotlight on women in tech Jemima is a photographer. A couple … Read more

Is it ok to keep a story secret?

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Congratulations! You have been nominated! I was sitting in a hospital waiting room when I checked my email and this message popped up. At first I didn’t take any notice. I hadn’t entered any awards and the last time I got a similar email, it turned out to be a company fishing for people who … Read more