Category Archives: Odds and Ends

Odd and Ends is the junk drawer here at Blue Duck Copy. If we can’t find a logical place for it, you’ll find it in here.

How to be a freelance copywriter (the ultimate guide)

Via Scoop.it – freelance copywriting A few quick tips from Kate Toon, an award-winning, Sydney-based copywriter. Everything budding copywriters need to know! Via www.katetooncopywriter.com.au

7 things you should have on your blog’s press page #blogging

Via Scoop.it – freelance copywriting Blog post at The business of being a blogger : Serious question now… do you have a press page on your blog? Put your hand up if the answer is no… Hands up? Via www.saraharrow.co.uk

Three Easy Video Formats for First-time Vloggers : @ProBlogger

Via Scoop.it – freelance copywriting This is a guest post by Gregory Ciotti of Sparring Mind. YouTube is the next big thing for blogging. Seems … Via www.problogger.net

Ann Smarty shares 8 steps to landing guest posts | SEO Copywriting

Via Scoop.it – freelance copywriting Is your guest blogging application process meeting with rejection? Ann Smarty of My Blog Guest shares 8 tips to help you land the spot every time. Via www.seocopywriting.com

Website Content Errors Are Costly For Business

Via Scoop.it – Business Blogs The quality of the content on your Website matters. If you walked into a brick-and-mortar business office and noticed that the roof was leaking, the carpet was stained, and the furniture was out of date, would that affect your opinion of effectiveness and quality of the business? Of course it…

15 Killer iPad Apps for Business

Can your business run on an iPad? The answer lies within the iTunes App store. Loaded with the right apps, your iPad can serve just about any business function you encounter. From launching presentations to managing your social media accounts, the iPad tackles them all and asks for more. Must-Have Apps for Copywriters and Freelance…

Top 10 Reasons Not to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

This is a recycled post from my very early writing days, so be gentle and read it in the sarcastic, good-humored nature it is intended. And for those of you who are die-hard romantics: Happy Valentine’s Day anyways (you deluded souls)! 😉 Top 10 Reasons Not to Celebrate Valentine’s Day OK, so Christmas has scrooge…

Streamlining Social Media: facebook Connect

I admit it, I have a love hate relationship with social media. I know all the experts say it’s important, but I also know it can be a real time sucker. One of my goals for this year is to streamline my social media time. Social Media Goals Does this mean I’ll still goof off…

Groovy Search Wins Out Over the Big Dog

photo credit: [ Roberto Bouza ] In yet another domain name dispute, Google leaves the table with its tail tucked between its legs. The search giant lost a recent lawsuit against Groovle.com, where Google watchdogs claimed that the domain name bears enough resemblance to Google.com  to constitute a copyright infringement. The courts say otherwise, making…

The History and Future of Search (according to Google)

This is an interesting, but lengthy, video of Google’s presentation on the history and future of Search. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXHHkROejik&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

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Blog Nirvana: Flaming Bloggers, Silly Puddy, and Vanilla Pudding Tag Lines

Welcome to November! Hopefully this month holds lots of goodies for the blogging world as we Americans gear up for the Big Thankful Turkey Day and the BIG football game here in Ohio, OSU vs. Michigan. It’s been a wild week here in Blogopolis. Here’s my G-rated summary. 🙂 “Kindness is the silly puddy version…