ACT Tests

Time for a little seriousness, and trust me there’s nothing more serious than test scores if you are a prospective college student.    I...

Lesson Learned For College Football Fans

I’ll tell you what, being a West Virginia Mountaineer football really is tough.  If anyone caught the game a week or two ago, we...

Waiting for more waiting.

The title might be a little confused, but after reading my previous story you may understand the actual reality of it. Today I received...

Top College Movies

Let’s face it, if you search top college movies, you are always going to see Old School.  Yeah, there may be Animal House on...

5 Great College Christmas Gifts

So you’ve already torn through all your presents only to find that you have some “practical” gifts that you are going to take to...

Top 10 Overlooked Items To Bring To College

After looking over a few lists myself, I have compiled the ten best items that are most commonly overlooked when going to college. I...

College Chances, Anyone?

After visiting CollegeConfidential.com, a forum for current and prospective college students, I noticed that there were a lot of topics asking for “chances” to...

“Tuition Wars” Starting To Drop?

This is a great article from FiLife that I found that describes the tuition of universities starting to lower.  I, for one, think it’s...

7 College Tips

I got these college tips from my cousin and I think they are really good points to think about, let me know what you...

Fight Off Senioritis!

As a high school senior myself, I’ve noticed a lack of drive and motivation in my school studies and I consider it pretty much...

Less Competitive Schools Faster?

In waiting for my schools to reply back about my application, I haven’t had much thought about college.  I’ve tried to forget about it...

Four Tips for Time Management in College

Whenever I ask someone about college, they are always telling me: no matter how hard the college is, it’s all about time management.  Time...

5 Overlooked Questions to Answer for College Admission

Chances are that if you are thinking about accepting a college scholarship then you may not be thinking about going there in the first...

Lancashire living

Spending my days exploring the depths of the Lancashire countryside and my evenings knitting and enjoying long chats with my Grandma, I am settling...

Happy campers!

This summer has, unexpectedly, been one packed full of camping. After a night spent by the beach in Norfolk where we camped purely for...

Cambridgeshire Wine School’s World of Wine evening

What better way to escape a wet and wintry October night than inside the Royal Cambridge Hotel sipping on good wine, in cheerful company....

“Aunty Alice”

The sex of the baby was a complete surprise so I had waited to get a present (although I was well equipped with two...

Susie Watson’s delightful designs land in Green Street, Cambridge

After celebrating the opening of the new Susie Watson Designs shop at the press evening in Cambridge last night, I was thrilled when my friend L decided...

Why Do I Need a Blog When I Have a Website?

Many of our customers needed a little push into the blog world! We’ve often heard, “Why do I  need a blog when I have...

A lining of love

Enjoying ‘auntie-hood’ far too much, I finished a little project today that I have been working on for my two-week-old nephew. When my sister...

My meringue masterclass

According to The Meringue Girls, it is not just the technology industry that is subject to constant upgrades and modernisation, the age-old, quintessentially English tradition...

An interview with Katie O’Hagan

From a huggable grizzly bear hanging decorations on his Christmas tree, to dashingly handsome red foxes dressed in country attire; illustrator Katie O’Hagan could give the deadliest...

How Expensive is Social Media for Small Businesses?

Here at Don’t Have Time to Write, we understand many small business owners want and even have a website but they allow the website...

Oh I do love to be beside the seaside!

I popped into Southport with my cousins today. Southport is one of the seaside towns I visit regularly when in Lancashire (my Grandma has...

Austin Auto Dealers Looking for Bloggers and Social Media Experts!

Are you an Austin Auto Dealer and looking for bloggers to write daily blog posts?  At Don’t Have Time to Write, the sister team...

A word a day

I picked up this little journal in Waterstones today and, positioning it conveniently by the side of my bed, I am determined to fill the...

Apple Wins, Samsung Sort of Wins and Consumers Are the Real Losers

It’s a happy day for copyright/patent lawyers everywhere; their pockets are a little fatter and with the appeal process those pockets will grow even...

Why You Need to Let Employees Blog and Participate in Social Media

As a member of HARO (Help a Reporter Out), I came across a pitch where a writer was looking for opinions and experiences for...

Don’t Pull a Lance Armstrong: Building Your Online Brand with Blogs and Social Media

On Thursday, August 23, 2012, famed Tour de France bicyclist Lance Armstrong said he’s tired of fighting the battle and has declared enough is...

Small Business Tax Planning: Avoid Procrastinating

The best way to begin planning for tax filings is to start at the beginning of your fiscal year. Smart small business tax planning...

How Many Tech Gadgets (and Brands) Do You Use in One Day?

As a freelance writer with many clients and an awesome team of writers working with me, each day I grab my Samsung Galaxy SIII (in case a...

WHAT ONE SESSION WITH A LIFE COACH TAUGHT ME ABOUT MYSELF

I had my first coaching session today. I’ve never seen a therapist or a coach before this, because quite honestly I felt like they...

Ditching New Year’s Resolutions for New Life Revolution

One aspect from my secret productivity double-life I have made a personal value is minimalism. What is that? Fancy talk for having less things. But...

Are your current actions in line with your goals?

Are your current actions in line with your goals? Every day we’re faced with decisions that compete for our attention. It’s easy to become...

Should you be life hacking?

I’ve been reading a lot about mindfulness as of late. Being present in the moment. It’s been a fantastic way to bolster energy throughout...

Manage your energy and focus by setting daily habit goals.

One of the best ways I can recommend for managing your energy and focus is developing good habits around the things you want to...

Manage your inputs using the 80/20 principle.

We live in such an incredible time. Near limitless information is literally at our fingertips at any time, any place. And it looks great,...

Favorite Productivity Apps: Buffer

After the past month using only the iPad, I honed in on what apps allow me to stay productive. I’m nerd-level minimalist, so I only...

Never Forget Anything – The Power of Collection and Processing Through GTD

I got a lot of positive feedback on my last post, Getting Things Done – Simply, for which I would like to say ‘thank you’...

3 Actionable Tips to Improve Your Productivity TODAY

One of first things I realized on my journey with productivity is that there’s no silver bullet for it (aw, man!). It’s more like...

Why I Love Productivity – The Benefits of Clear Focus.

When I meet someone new, I often get asked what it is that I “do.” I love this question, but I always feel kind...

Save Time and be More Productive by Mind Mapping Your Day

A few months back, I read a very interesting article from Alpha Efficiency about saving time and improving productivity using mind maps to plan your day....

Use Dropbox to quickly import working templates into Drafts.

I’m having a lot of fun exploring Drafts and finding out new ways to streamline my workflow. Here’s another really cool feature I learned...

How to Make Drafts an Even Better Capture Tool

During my initial tussle with GTD and iPad productivity, one of the apps that popped up multiple times throughout my research was Drafts. I had...

Get the Most Out of Your iPhone and iPad Battery

Like many folks, I rely heavily on my iPhone and iPad for many day-to-day tasks. How frustrating it is, then, when your go-to device...

How to use Instagram Direct Messaging

In an effort to remain competitive amidst a sea of interesting and unique image sharing services, Instagram has recently unveiled “Instagram Direct.” This allows...

FAA Pulls Head From Arse, Loosens Electronics Restrictions

A small victory dance is in order for technology (and convenience?). The FAA announced that it would be relaxing its regulations on technology for...

Act a fool on the internet and the internet will make you feel foolish.

Watch out for #StarbucksDrakeHands, which just might be the new internet meme craze sweeping social right now. Apparently, some Rico Suave barrista named Brody sent...

10 Ways to Use Instagram Video for Business

Have you heard enough about Instagram video yet? Seems like every article I’ve read has been about how Instagram has 100 million users, video...

A change in heart about automatic Twitter posting.

As a social media marketer, I like to experiment with different ways to use social media. I think it’s very important as a practitioner...

My recent experiences with Twitter.

Over the past few months, I have been aggressively trying to improve my social media prowess on Twitter. There are a lot of things...

Use Facebook to increase productivity in teams.

Facebook is a lot of things to a lot of people. It lets us stay in touch with family and friends, feign interesting lifestyles,...

Use Instagram video to power up your social media!

The blogosphere is buzzing about Instagram’s latest update – video. This feature offers so many new opportunities to express, capture, and share. Instagram video offers...

How to make RSS work for you.

Here’s a fun fact for you: RSS feeds are incredibly useful, but many people are completely unaware of their purpose and utility. Furthermore, tracking actual...

Penultimate, one of the best handwriting apps for iPad gets even better!

It’s no question that Evernote’s acquisition of handwriting app, Penultimate, was a great strategic move. Evernote has been aggressive in acquiring companies and apps...

Use social media to make your brand human.

Last month, Reddit user Ib-Cyber (Paul) made a post about how the immersive Nordic role-playing game, Skyrim, served as an escape from the very difficult loss...

Let slip the Tweets of war.

Last week I talked about why people can be so mean on the Internet. This week, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney learned the hard way that if...

Instagram is political.

It’s absolutely fascinating how volatile political issues are via social media. If you don’t believe that social media doesn’t have clout, that it doesn’t...