Letter from Phil – issue 399

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Letter from Phil - 399 - journalism and content creation, a clever use of words, essential Wordpress security plugins, plus I'm heading into hospital Had to go for a blood test a few days ago. Not nice at the best of times but the two people ahead … [Continue reading]

Letter from Phil – issue 398

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Letter from Phil - issue 398 -  A quick look at Kindling - resident social media expert meeting - and a stuffup using the Wordpress code editor A quick note about a WSO I saw yesterday while lurking on the Warrior forum (I'm often there, but I … [Continue reading]

Letter from Phil – issue 397

Creating Hyperlocal Sites Have you considered setting up a truly local publishing venture? Depending on where you live, you could find yourself with a roaring success on your hands. A couple of weeks ago the UK's Sunday Times ran a feature story … [Continue reading]

Creating HyperLocal sites

Creating HyperLocal sites - Part 2 (Part 1 was featured in my newsletter, Letter from Phil issue 397) Creating hyperlocal sites is in so much demand that Cardiff University in Wales is setting up a centre of excellence. The centre will provide … [Continue reading]

Letter from Phil issue 396

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A while between newsletters again. Sorry about that. Just as I was starting to get better from my increased medication, fate and my shattered immune system decided to have a laugh at my expense and give me a nasty case of incredibly painfull … [Continue reading]

My Pinterest Quiz

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My Pinterest Quiz + making money (note: this was written in April 2012. What worked then might not work quite the same way now. I'd also like to say that personally I've found Pinterest drives very few visitors to my websites - not that I've tried … [Continue reading]

You make your own luck

You make your own good luck For a laugh, or perhaps to wind me up, one of my old newspaper colleagues sent me this photo the other day. My nickname on the last paper I worked on was 'Lucky Phil' because I was always in the right place at the … [Continue reading]

Letter from Phil issue 395 My first local marketing job

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Below you'll find some more of my thoughts on content creation, as promised in the previous issue, but I'm saving the Pinterest piece I mentioned until the next issue, because I've been busy doing something entirely different. … [Continue reading]