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Why being yourself is the key to writing great content

With the increase in blogging over the last 5 years, we have developed a new way of considering and thinking about writing content. It is no longer just about the traditional English that we were taught in school, it has evolved to open up a new world of freedom of speech, thought and ultimately fun! There are little rules and sometimes there are no conclusions; all there is, is freedom and I wouldn't want it any other way. However, there are still tried and tested writing tricks and grammatical techniques that we can use to take our writing from the…

February 28, 2013 | Posted by firecask-author

Why Networking Is Like Dating

Although I have been in a relationship for 10 years (married for two and a half) and have not been on the dating scene for a decade, there are many aspects to business networking that remind me of the dating game. The same principles apply: you meet someone and if you like them (or in the case of networking, they can benefit you and your business) you chase, follow it up and hopefully it turns into a lasting relationship! Since becoming a business owner I have become so much more aware of networking events and have realised their importance. There…

February 13, 2013 | Posted by Anna Moss

How To Import Trello Cards Into Remember The Milk

As a self confessed scatterbrain, I'm always looking at ways of improving my productivity and organisation. My personal to-do list of choice is Remember The Milk, as an Android user, I love their widget. I've also recently started using Trello (thanks to Alex), as here at FireCask my projects are managed as cards. Some of the larger FireCask Projects are their own boards as well. I've grown to like Trello so much that I've moved many of my personal projects to it as a separate board, so that Remember The Milk is my weekly to do list, and Trello is…

January 22, 2013 | Posted by firecask-author

Getting your Social Buttons to Align with CSS in WordPress

Since creating both the and plugins I have been asked a lot about how I aligned them all in one line (like above). The answer is that it's really easy! Step 1: Install the plugins. Install the following plugins: Step 2: Insert the Buttons via Shortcode: Note here that I have also included the tweet button. Here's some sample code to show the buttons at the end of a single post. function social() { if(is_single()) {…

June 22, 2011 | Posted by Alex Moss

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