Lorna Sixsmith

Lorna Sixsmith is a social media trainer at Write on Track, providing mentoring, training and content creation services to SMEs. Particularly passionate about blogging and Pinterest, Lorna also teaches these courses online at We Teach Social. Married to a dairy farmer in SE Ireland, Lorna recently self published her first book 'Would You Marry A Farmer?', a humourous look at life married to an Irish farmer.


Posts by lornasixsmith:


8 Common Mistakes Businesses Make On Pinterest


To use Pinterest well, ensure your images and pins are working hard for you; that you aren't making one of these common mistakes many businesses make on Pinterest.


It is often thought that people are either have charisma or they don't. Owen Fitzpatrick's book The Charismatic Edge shows that charisma can be learnt and applied in any situation to increase your success in any situation.

What Not To Do On Pinterest


Pinterest has its do’s and don’ts. Not following the written and unwritten rules means that your presence will look less than professional so do ensure that you are following the correct pinetiquette.

The Importance Of Being Pinnable


Pinning your blog posts to Pinterest is an increasingly effective way of generating more traffic and conversions, you must ensure your blog posts are pinnable

How The 'New Pinterest Look' Will Help Businesses


Bemused by the new Pinterest changes? We look at 6 changes Pinterest have created and analyse how they will help business owners to become more successful on Pinterest

How To Network Effectively On LinkedIn


There are now over 100 million people on LinkedIn, people you can do business with, people you can impress with your profile and your knowledge. Most business people have a profile on Linked In and I'm sure you do. However, is your Linked In profile as professional, effective and engaging as it could be? I've noticed more and more business people failing to update their Linked In profile effectively; leaving it incomplete and not making use of the many benefits within Linked In. Here's our recommendations for 'what to do' and 'what not to do' on LinkedIn.


Some people are of the opinion that blogging has limited use for their business, some don't see the need for it at all, others see it as useful for improving SEO and with good calls to action, believe it capable of delivering increased sales. However, blogging (and other social media tools) can do so much more for your business than driving people to your website through improved Search Engine Optimisation.

Time Management Tips for Working From Home


With more and more start up businesses trying to keep costs down, many people are working from home whether it is turning a bedroom into a home office or using the kitchen table. However, keeping your productivity and focus high while working at home can be a challenge for many of us as working from home can hold many distractions. As someone who has worked from home for the last four years, I'd like to share some tips that I find work for me.