Sunday Best – Publishing and Writing

Sunday Best is a curated list of articles I’ve read over the past week or so that I find enlightening, educational or just plain interesting. This week’s focus is on writing and publishing, which is always of huge interest to me. Enjoy! What’s next with your NaNoWriMo project? The whole point of NaNoWriMo is to bang […]

Over it!

I was sitting in a writer’s seminar on the weekend, bored out of my brain, wishing the presenter would up the pace and that my fellow participants* would just shut the fuck up. I had paid $60 for the privilege and I expected a lot more for my money than what was dished up. Actually, […]

Judge, jury and executioner

This guest post is by Natascha Dowsett, who I first met on Twitter and, I’m proud to say, has since become a real life friend. Natascha has worked in feature films, hospitality, recruitment and communications. An entrepreneur, she owns a Big Picture PR and Social Media for Sales Superstars. You can also find her on […]

The consumer is revolting*

Brian Solis wrote an interesting article that popped up in my Reader this morning. The premise of his post is that businesses need to use social media to enhance the experience of their customers. One sentence resonated with me and it’s this: …the landscape for business isn’t changing because of social media, it’s changing because […]

Trust is about power

This is the fourth in a series of posts from hand-picked guest bloggers about trust. The idea was kicked off by me rewatching Game of Thrones and thinking about its twin themes of power and trust.   My fourth guest blogger is Sukh Pabial, who I  first met on Twitter when I was an L&D consultant. Sukh […]

In oxytocin we trust

This is the third in a series of posts from hand-picked guest bloggers about trust. The idea was kicked off by me rewatching Game of Thrones and thinking about its twin themes of power and trust.   My third guest blogger is known as @aricochet, who I connected with on Twitter (of course). We have had many […]

Best Aussie blog in 2012?

This week I did something awesome. Even more awesome than coming in at #12  in the Sunday Mail’s (contentious!) list of top Adelaide tweeters last Sunday. 😉 This week I nominated my blog in the Sydney Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs competition. I nominated myself for a couple of reasons, namely because I get fabulous feedback […]

Social media: an illusion of caring?

We live in a world that’s more connected than ever. Our voices are heard loud and clear; we can speak about any topic we like (or don’t) on any number of platforms. Our opinions and views are instantly global. Thanks to platforms like Twitter, Google+, Instagram and new kid on the block Pinterest, we can […]

The dark side of Twitter

I will shout it from the rooftops to all and sundry about how much I love Twitter. I have found friends, information and entertainment because I am there. Looking for thought leadership in your field or profession? Check Twitter. Lonely and need a chat? Twitter again. Want to know what’s going on news-wise? Hop onto […]

Social media: just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

I bought something from Groupon a while back, and I now wished to God I hadn’t. It cemented in my world view that most companies (as with all things, there are exceptions), despite their rhetoric otherwise, really don’t care all that much about their customers or their experience. All they want is a fast buck. […]

How to tweet the @groovybruce way (and why it works)

Bruce Campbell, for those of you who are blissfully unaware of such things, was an actor boy in 80s com-horror movies and other such capers. Among other things, he was Autolycus in Hercules in the 1990s, and is now in Burn Notice as ex-MarineNavy Seal, Sam Axe. To many, he is a cult hero. But this […]

3 things I love – and hate* – about Twitter

I have been on Twitter for a little over 2 years. In that time, I have amassed over 45 000 tweets and more than 1 300 followers (not many in comparison to some twitterers, though).  I have seen it at its best and worst, and given my recent two year anniversary, this post is about […]