Born Again Swindonian

A personal celebration of Swindon
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Born Again Swindonian

Written by me, Angela Atkinson, Born Again Swindonian celebrates Swindon – the town that I call home and that I’ve come to love in the half-century+ years I’ve lived here. 

Besides my blog activity, I’ve written four Swindon-related books and am a devoted grandma.    

Wrapped around Born Again Swindonian, are the activities by which I earn a crust. Namely: content marketing articles for, or articles about, Swindon & Wiltshire businesses for placement on this blog in either/or the Swindon in Business and Made in Wiltshire sections. 

I also offer proof-reading & proof-editing services – with the focus on business blogs. So, if you can’t write, don’t want to write or are too busy to write – get in touch. 

 

Latest Swindon Ramblings

I’m always looking for new and interesting angles to share when out and about in Swindon.

5 Reasons to Blog Now!

5 Reasons to Blog Now!

In normal circumstances regular business blogging activity is a thing you should do. Along with brushing your teeth. And you can find a bit more about business blogging and its benefits here. But we don’t have normal circumstances. What we have is a Covid-19 pandemic throttling the world. So, if you’ve not done business blogging before here’s 5 reasons to blog NOW.

Ways to Work With Me

Ways to Work With Me

Wrapped around Born Again Swindonian, are the activities by which I earn a crust. Namely: content marketing articles for, or articles about, Swindon & Wiltshire businesses for placement on this blog in either/or the Swindon in Business and Made in Wiltshire sections of the blog.

Swindon Roundabouts: Part 1

Swindon Roundabouts: Part 1

Swindon, as we know, is famous – even infamous – for its roundabouts. Of course there’s the grand-daddy of them all, the Magic Roundabout. Such a rich vein of material is that particular jewel in Swindon’s roundabout crown that it has its own category on the blog.

8 SEO tips from Smarter Media

8 SEO tips from Smarter Media

More companies are working from home and the digital space is becoming ever important. So here’s 8 SEO tips from Smarter Media. Their SEO expert Rob Curtis has some hints or business owners to be more effective online.

Wiltshire’s Sarsen Stones

Wiltshire’s Sarsen Stones

Wiltshire’s Sarsen Stones

A Canadian friend came to stay and, since they were a Neo-pagan, I decided to show them Avebury stone circle, a favourite place of mine. This didn’t go exactly to plan. For a start they were most upset because some Early Medieval people had decided to build their village on a sacred site.

A word about our sponsors

When I’m not being Born again Swindonian and writing Swindon-related books I offer proofreading, editing and writing services as AA Editorial Services.

Food, drink and cafe culture

Swindon has a burgeoning independent eating and coffee scene. You’ll find write-ups on just some of them here.

Heritage, culture and the arts

Swindon is so much more than its rich and varied industrial history. It’s been described as a surprising creative hotspot. And it is. Read some of the posts in this section and you’ll see for yourself. I’ve lumped heritage together with arts and creativity because so often they are intertwined. The image shows the front cover of an issue of the very splendid Swindon Heritage magazine. Always worth a read

Swindon in business

A departure here from the rest of the site. Here are posts about Swindon businesses – many of them start ups like my own AA Editorial Services. Some, but not all, are paid advertorials. I have to earn a crust. That said, I know all of them personally, I’ve met them in some business capacity. I do business with many of them & trust in the rest.

AA Editorial Services

AA Editorial Services

Things to celebrate in Swindon

Find out more about the starting point of this blog. My non-definitive list of ten things to celebrate about Swindon.

Swindon's sons & daughters

A whole host of writers, actors, musicians and other notable people have connections with, or roots in, Swindon. Read about some of them here. The sculpture in the photo is of the Swindon-born actress Diana Dors. It’s located outside the Shaw Ridge cinema complex in West Swindon.

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