On the bright side …


img_5222 Raindrop on manuka flower. Image: Su Leslie 2019

The first six months of 2019 were the driest on record in Auckland, and now August is looking like being the wettest — with rain on 19 of 23 days, and more to come.

I’ve stopped worrying about parched soil and the water level in our tank, but I think I might need some taller gumboots (wellies, rain boots, Regenstiefel, botas de lluvia; whatever they’re called in your part of the world).

And of course raindrops on flower petals are rather pretty.

img_5221 Manuka flower. Image: Su Leslie 2019

img_5220 Manuka flower. Image: Su Leslie 2019

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How To Find The Perfect Title For Your Blog Post


Titles can make a huge difference in your views and following. If you have a catchy and interesting title your views and consequently your following can really increase. Here are some tips to improve your title:

Find out what’s popular– it’s always a good idea to do a little research and find out what types of articles get the most clicks. From what I’ve noticed lists, How-To’s and Do’s and Don’ts are quite popular and tend to more views.

Don’t lie- when it comes to titles it’s pretty easy to get carried away and write a fake clickbait title. Even though this might get you views at first it won’t really help if you’re thinking of increasing your following in the long run. People will fall for the title once or twice but will soon realise it’s just clickbait and stop clicking on your articles.

Keep it short- no…

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