So today, for the third time, I find myself chasing major companies for money after the 30-day period on my invoice has expired. I do wonder what would have happened if I hadn't kept my records in order. Would I ever have been paid? Or would the invoice be expedited/dormanted/deleted, or lost behind a filing … Continue reading Accountants are part of the brand too
A friend of mine has received recognition for his wildlife blog, Tales from The Wood - The Diary of a Badger Watching Man. It's well deserved. The blog is very well written, giving unique and fresh insights into aspects of wildlife from a first-person perspective. 'Badgerman' - for that is his suitably anonymous online moniker … Continue reading Well done badgerman!
I know it's an old phrase - right now people are talking about you, your brands, your products etc etc blah blah. But what if they really are talking about you? I mean, you, the person reading this right now? More to the point, what if people are looking for information about you? To quote … Continue reading De Leon: online reputation management matters
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.
It's not quite an anagram, but close. An actual anagram of Brendan is 'Nanbred', which isn't quite a word either, but close. Main thing is, I'm rebranding. From now on, I am a freelance copywriter, and this blog will morph into something much more relevant to copywriting, albeit with a strong flavour of social media. … Continue reading Brendan rebrand!
Normally I try to write illuminating posts about the state of social media, but recently this MO has changed because: 1. Since moving house I've been struggling with Virgin Media and then BT to get my line sorted. It turned out to be five - yes, five - separate but inter-related issues with my line … Continue reading Online at last. Praise be.
Still, I have no broadband - and since reading Sally Whittle's recent post of BT-related woes, I've taken the cruel and unusual step of blogging about it. Something must be said. POST EDIT: This story has a (fairly) happy ending. I didn't go back to Virgin Media in the end but I did manage to … Continue reading Virgin Media and BT both be damned
I notice that Chris Nee has linked up to me with a very nice description but mentions that I've been a bit quiet lately. This is going to continue for another week at least - being quiet, that is. Because I still don't have broadband. I might even stop being friendly too if it goes on any longer … Continue reading And on… and on…