Is blogging dead? There has been a lot of discussion this year about the future of this medium. In this post I look at the threats that impact the popularity of blogging, and how with a competitive market blogging can still have a place in your creative endeavours.
Something that gets on my nerves on 'money' Twitter is every hack entrepreneur guru having digs at those working a 9 to 5 job. In response I wrote this post: How Social Media Made Us Hate Office Jobs Although written back in 2019, the hacks may have changed but the commentary hasn't dated, as the … Continue reading A Look Back: How Social Media Made Us Hate Office Jobs
Everyone wants to grow their blog, but how do you do it? - Through engagement! In this post I share a few personal observations I've learnt since starting my role as an engagement lead, and share ideas how to build and reach your desired audience.
Last month I decided it was time for a switch off from social media. Throughout May I spent the next 31 days with the intention of cutting down on some platforms (YouTube), and having a complete switch off others (in a personal capacity) all together (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). What happened during my social media … Continue reading I Switched Off Social Media For 31 Days: How Did I Survive?
Do you feel burned out with social media? Maybe you find using social media trigger depression, anxiety or other mental health issues? In this post I explore how social media is impacting your wellbeing, and some suggestions how to help yourself.
Call me insensitive, call me judgemental, call me whatever you like... ... but LinkedIn is not the place you should be to declare to your network that a family member has died of cancer. Yes I'm sorry for your loss but with personal tragedy I choose to keep quiet on social media as I don’t … Continue reading The 31 Day Social Media Switch Off Challenge 2022
A couple of weeks ago... A couple of weeks ago, I pulled into the forecourt of my local Asda petrol station. This probably a piece of information of no interest, not even if I add that it was a dark Wednesday night following my gym session. No none of this is the formula for a … Continue reading What the UK Petrol “Shortage” Taught Me About the News
It seems like only yesterday I stepped into my office, for the last time in 2020. This was actually way back in March, where I had just returned to the office following leave. On that morning I received an urgent call from my manager (who had already started working at home) telling me when I … Continue reading 3 Wellbeing Trends Impacting Society In The Next Decade
“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit...” Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about the definition of giving without expecting anything in return. Several years ago my life was not in a good place. My career was floundering, a relationship had fallen apart and … Continue reading The Importance of Giving Without Expecting Anything in Return…
Today, I am delighted to introduce you to Chloë, from the blog Chlodoeslife.com, who has kindly provided a guest post offering these fantastic tips on protecting your mental health during a pandemic. Protecting Your Mental Health During A Pandemic It’s been nearly a year since the world was put on lockdown for the first time. … Continue reading Protecting Your Mental Health During A Pandemic
If you worked in a job with an overly demanding colleague, would you drop everything your currently working on to meet their requests? No? Then why do we act like this when it comes to our smartphones? I’ve been looking around at recent stats, and although I’ve found varying accounts, it seems like the average … Continue reading Campaign for Using Smartphones Smarter…
A key value of mine is the great pleasure taken from making the life of others better. But my relationship with people can vary, dependent how they treat me. When I worked in a library I was in a role on a standard minimum wage, working inconvenient shifts, no prospect – but the customers made … Continue reading How To Be A Better Human in 2021