For some strange reason I've recently noticed more people subscribing to my Friendfeed, um, feed. I can't figure out why this should be. Let's look at Google Insights, which shows us how many searches are done for a search term and therefore gives an idea of interest around a particular subject: Hmmm, looks like it's … Continue reading Is Friendfeed starting to warm up?
Running a blog about social media and PR is a piece of pie. Just start it up and make the right noises, eventually you wind up with several hundred subscribers. Same with Twitter. What is everyone talking about on Twitter? Mostly social media, it seems to me. So it's with a sense of satisfaction that … Continue reading Praise be, my subscriptions have fallen
Over the past year or so I've noticed that people have tended to react to me as a social media type in one of two distinct ways. One is the school of thought which thinks that, because I run a blog and have worked in social media, they know nothing about it and I know … Continue reading I probably definitely should… ah sod it.
Sometimes the value of the network becomes most apparent, when you most need it. Last week, I announced my freelance copywriting status. It was a big step for me. But before I'd done anything 'formally', I updated my LinkedIn. Within half an hour I had three queries, one of which has turned out to be … Continue reading A rebrand can be a crisis – or an opportunity
One issue I keep coming across lately is how to save money using social media. This is a big topic, one that relates to so many others from measuring social media through to monetising it. But every little helps, as they say, and through the miracle of RSS you can make your content work harder … Continue reading Bookmark, tweet and blog at the same time with only two hands and one head
Just to blow my own trumpet a little, I found out today that a project I was heavily involved with while at Fleishman-Hillard has won a Flight Global Webbie award. The prize-winning site is called enviro.aero, which is an initiative of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). It seeks to redress the balance in the … Continue reading Enviro.aero wins!
Everyone's talking about it. No, not Eastenders. Suddenly, everyone wants to know about Twitter. I've been asked several times recently "What is it, exactly?", and I can only say the usual: it's a bit like texting, but imagine your text going onto the web, and if people find your texts interesting enough or they know … Continue reading So Twitter is omnipresent all of a sudden – but not necessarily omnipotent
When the New Year came around, everyone pitched in with their predictions of what the future holds. Unfortunately, not having broadband throughout this period, I hardly had time to add my thoughts. So, belatedly, and in no particular order, here's what I think: Twitter will become more mainstream. I'm probably late in saying this, but … Continue reading 2009 is just a number
So, as of tomorrow, I will no longer be thirtysomething. It's the big four-zero with, I think, the accent on the zero.* As every blogger knows, events are good things to hang blog posts off (or 'off of' if you're American - although, as an ex-copywriter, I really shouldn't end any sentence with a preposition, … Continue reading My birthday, and me