The night I became a Martha Blogger

The other week I attended a blogging party hosted by Martha Stewart at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia on behalf of Birds on the Blog. Sarah sent me the invite she had received, kindly and gently suggesting that the New York Bird might like to attend.  Intuitively, I looked around and realised with a jolt that …Read More

How do I compare?

How do I compare to the others in the Search for a Simple Star? As a lot of you know I have taken part in trying to become a ‘Simple Star’. This is not (as has been suggested) for simpletons! It is a competition run by Simple to see who can run their own promotional …Read More

7 Top Tips to Successful Business List Building

One of the best ways to get leads for internet traffic is from using targeted Internet Traffic List Building techniques, no matter what niche you operate in. The 7 Top Tips 1. What is List Building It is a powerful strategy where you build your own list of subscribers to create a mutually beneficial relationship. …Read More

Landladying, what happened next.

Part two of the fantastic story of Carolyn Steele’s career as a landlady (part one is here) What happened next? Well the first thing that happened was that I mentally retraced my steps and re-evaluated every piece of advice I’d been given. Most of Fay’s homilies had been about how important it was to change …Read More

Is whistling just blowing in the wind?

A recent ad by a large uk-wide storage based service has prompted the thought that we may not be able to win the battle to stop sexist marketing; they may just have us over a barrel regardless of how we react.