Jobs I love: blog writing

I’ve got a few interesting clients at the moment and the work I do for each of them is very different. Currently I am writer, editor, proofreader,¬†designer, branding consultant,¬†content migrator, content strategist and user experience consultant for a variety of people and organisations. So I thought this might be a useful point at which to Read more about Jobs I love: blog writing[…]

Empathy as a career strength

As part of my journey into freelancing, I recently took the Clifton StrengthsFinder test. I was simultaneously surprised and not-at-all-surprised to find that my main “strength” – according to Clifton – is empathy. What is empathy? From the book: People who are especially talented in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other people Read more about Empathy as a career strength[…]

A bit of a moan about Twitter’s new “retweet” function

I’m not happy about the new Twitter retweeting system. I’m blogging about it now in the hope that in a couple of weeks I’ll look back and think “what was I moaning about?” It takes time to get used to anything new, so I’m hoping that’s what will happen here. Up until now, Twitter has Read more about A bit of a moan about Twitter’s new “retweet” function[…]

Stephen Fry vs BrumPlum (or: Celebrity + Mob Mentality = News)

Last night saw yet another debate on Twitter that the news outlets, unbelievably, deemed worthy of report. For example, these two articles from BBC News: 18:10 GMT, Saturday, 31 October 2009: Fry ponders leaving Twitter site 09:55 GMT, Sunday, 1 November 2009: Fry ends row with Twitter critic In summary, the “news” is that Twitter Read more about Stephen Fry vs BrumPlum (or: Celebrity + Mob Mentality = News)[…]

Why I love Flickr: A Detective Story

Back in May, a woman named Rhonda was travelling on the West Coast of Scotland when she found a camera. Like any good citizen, she handed it into the police. Three months on, the camera hadn’t been claimed and Rhonda got it back. It was a nice camera – an Olympus digital point and shoot, Read more about Why I love Flickr: A Detective Story[…]

Ambient intimacy

I’m hearing the phrase “ambient intimacy” a lot these days. Ambient intimacy is a term coined by Leisa Reichelt last year to describe the kind of relationships that the internet allows you to have with people. She describes it as “being able to keep in touch with people with a level of regularity and intimacy Read more about Ambient intimacy[…]