Category Archives: Blogs

A list of UK bloggers and Twitterers who are beginning to rival their US peers for my attention

Six months ago, my daily fix of blogs and Twitters originated in the US or Canada Whether it was Jeremiah Owyang, Jay Rosen or Mark Potts, their posts and Tweets provided me with a swift and fascinating education in both new and … Continue reading

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A list of counterintuitive behaviour that will improve your use of the web

Traditional media people – journalists, marketers, editors – are just like other professionals. They do the same things in print and via emails year after year because of intuition. Success came about by hoarding the content broadcasting to the users expecting a response … Continue reading

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Five online skills you must master BEFORE you start a blog

 When did people mistake blogging as a platform from which to mouth off their opinions?  As a result of being asked to read one too many this week, I am launching a new two-part campaign. Five online skills you must master BEFORE you start … Continue reading

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Short break from posts – I am away in England’s Lake District

Sorry about the break in postings. Again, away visiting family in England’s Lake District which is famous for its mountains and lakes. We certainly enjoyed the spectacular scenery today. In a day or two, I will be publishing a guest … Continue reading

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Have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year!

Merry Christmas and a great New Year! I am going to take a break to be with family. Thanks to everyone who visited, commented or contributed to this blog. Here’s to a great New Year.

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I am offline for a week – the first time in five months!

As I go on holiday tomorrow morning, I am about to take my SIM card from my Blackberry and put it in an old mobile phone, shut down my laptop- there’s only internet cafes where I am going – and pack two and … Continue reading

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How to manage your daily reading through RSS feeds

They fill my email inbox all day long. They boast names of interesting people. They jostle for my attention all day long. They promise to absorb and distract me. They are email subscriptions to leading bloggers’ daily posts or great news … Continue reading

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Are bloggers ready for the competition from the arrival of so many former, print journalists?

Do bloggers realise quite what is about to hit them?  Following wave after wave of redundancies on US and UK  newspapers and a marked shift to web-only or web-dominant on those titles that survive, hundreds of traditional journalists are about to flood the bloggers hallowed … Continue reading

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Three easy ways to find blogs about your chosen subject when starting from scratch

I am often asked the same question by people who are about to start writing a blog. “Where do I start to find blogs about my chosen subject?” In answer to the question, here are three easy steps. What are you suggestions? Absolutely the first … Continue reading

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In the future, will companies only consider candidates with a social media footprint?

Chris Brogan’s asks Should Every Outward Facing Employee Have a Web Presence? When the economy recovers and companies start hiring once more, should you only consider people for jobs who boast a social media profile? It would be simple to police. Google their name … Continue reading

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