About Russ King

A writer in many guises for over 17 years, I've written so many personality tests and quizzes that I often sort people into different personality types the moment I meet them. Started out as a scientist with a psychology PhD and my favourite hobby is still people watching (or being nosy). Especially if this is done in a pub drinking good beer.

Using that Friday Funny Feeling to make your customers laugh (and buy)

2018-04-24T19:38:51+00:00

It seems that every day of the week now has a new title on social media. We have Throwback Thursday, Wednesday is Hump Day and Monday is well, oh dear it's Monday! It seems that many people seem to have forgotten about the social selling fun aspect of Friday, specifically a Friday Funny. Many [...]

Using that Friday Funny Feeling to make your customers laugh (and buy) 2018-04-24T19:38:51+00:00

Book review: Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter. Sparking positive change and making it last

2018-04-24T17:01:27+00:00

Triggers is a self improvement book that aims to make your life both better and more enjoyable. As the only real way to evaluate it is to try it out I'll start introducing my starting point. I've worked freelance or from home for 20 years. I'm a creative bohemian; I don't like routines and [...]

Book review: Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter. Sparking positive change and making it last 2018-04-24T17:01:27+00:00

Why developing a start up is like playing Candy Crush

2018-04-24T16:35:45+00:00

Yes, I admit it. I'm one of the millions of people who play Candy Crush. In fact I've even branched out to playing Candy Crush Soda. I find it helpful when trying to clear my head between escaping from my laptop and going to pick the kids up from school. Recently I've noticed many [...]

Why developing a start up is like playing Candy Crush 2018-04-24T16:35:45+00:00

Riddle is official quiz provider for Thunder – Burda’s new CMS for professional publishing

2018-04-25T10:16:30+00:00

We are delighted to be one of the first official partners for Thunder, a novel way for professional publishers work together to make publishing both better and easier. Joining other big names like Facebook, Instyle.De, Playboy.De, Acquia and nexx.tv, Riddle is providing our viral content creation tools to the Drupal-based system created by Hubert [...]

Riddle is official quiz provider for Thunder – Burda’s new CMS for professional publishing 2018-04-25T10:16:30+00:00

How to use QUICK content to turn shy followers into party animals

2018-04-24T15:40:56+00:00

So you've built up a social media following and you're the life and soul of the party but... your followers seem to be a bit shy. They're all sitting around the edges of the dance floor looking at the disco light doing the light fandango over the painfully empty dance floor. A DJ would [...]

How to use QUICK content to turn shy followers into party animals 2018-04-24T15:40:56+00:00

How to find free images that turn your quizzes into online masterpieces

2018-04-24T13:06:05+00:00

It used to be hard work finding free images to use in your lists, quizzes and polls. If you're promoting yourself you can't just pluck any images out of a Google search. There are all sorts of copyright implications. Unfortunately paying for stock images doesn't make life much easier. Standard stock images are often [...]

How to find free images that turn your quizzes into online masterpieces 2018-04-24T13:06:05+00:00

Riddle gets four star rating as a Multimedia Educational Resource in peer reviewed journal

2018-04-24T10:33:35+00:00

When we started Riddle we didn't expect it to be so popular as an educational resource. We regularly get emails from teachers and education centres across the world asking questions about our products. Sometimes they pass on fantastic learning stories and we LOVE this! One thing becomes obvious. It is not just the students who [...]

Riddle gets four star rating as a Multimedia Educational Resource in peer reviewed journal 2018-04-24T10:33:35+00:00

Book review: The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick – A white-knuckle ride of social media inspiration

2018-04-24T10:09:33+00:00

In the introduction to The Art of Social Media  Guy Kawasaki explains that the book is "all about making everything invigorating, fast and easy". Quite a claim for a textbook. It's certainly fast. Reading this book is like getting on a high speed train. There is no time for repetition or the terribly tedious: [...]

Book review: The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick – A white-knuckle ride of social media inspiration 2018-04-24T10:09:33+00:00

How to spend LESS time blog marketing so you can have MORE fun

2018-04-23T14:53:55+00:00

Blog marketing often feels as if you're running like mad in the hamster wheel of life. There are times when you feel as if you're running very fast just to stay still. A new year often represents a cut off point - a chance to re-invent yourself. Millions of people make New Year's Resolutions [...]

How to spend LESS time blog marketing so you can have MORE fun 2018-04-23T14:53:55+00:00

Ditch Facebook ads – get free traffic by growing your Twitter followers

2018-04-20T13:37:06+00:00

Many people pay for advertising on Facebook, Google or wherever gives them access to targeted demographics. Some people buy Twitter followers to boost their audience. You can actually do both at once. For free. Or you can pay a little bit more to speed it up. Here's how I grew our @riddleApp Twitter followers from nothing [...]

Ditch Facebook ads – get free traffic by growing your Twitter followers 2018-04-20T13:37:06+00:00