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.

GDPR for small business: collect marketing emails

2018-05-22T13:33:44+00:00

GDPR for small business - where on earth do you start? Many small firms are worried about complying with European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You might have seen the GDPR headlines, the frightening fines and all the consultants who have suddenly appeared offering to guide everyone through the European Union’s GDPR maze. [...]

GDPR for small business: collect marketing emails2018-05-22T13:33:44+00:00

Create an online list (AKA ‘listicle’)

2018-06-20T18:08:54+00:00

Lists - or 'listicles' - are some of our most popular content types on Riddle... It might seem like they're just a list with words, but read on to create an online list to engage your audience. Writing lists is all about the simple interaction of image and words. An image gives more detail [...]

Create an online list (AKA ‘listicle’)2018-06-20T18:08:54+00:00

Create an online poll – tips and best practices

2018-06-21T18:17:16+00:00

Pressed for time but want to add instant engagement to your site? Adding an online poll is an easy first step into the world of interactive content. Using Riddle's quiz maker, you can create and embed your first poll in under 60 seconds flat. How can an online poll be so effective? It all [...]

Create an online poll – tips and best practices2018-06-21T18:17:16+00:00

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 last2018-04-24T17:01:27+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 Crush2018-04-24T16:35:45+00:00

Official Drupal quiz maker (Thunder CMS)

2018-07-12T12:33:10+00:00

We are delighted to be the official Drupal quiz maker for Thunder, the Drupal-based system created by Hubert Burda Media. Riddle joins other big names like Facebook, Instyle.De, Playboy.De, Acquia and nexx.tv in this venture. Riddle is providing our quiz maker creation tools for this novel way for professional publishers to work together to make publishing both better [...]

Official Drupal quiz maker (Thunder CMS)2018-07-12T12:33:10+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 animals2018-04-24T15:40:56+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 masterpieces2018-04-24T13:06:05+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 journal2018-04-24T10:33:35+00:00