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[…]

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[…]

Questions, questions…

I’ve been answering questions on formspring.me this week, as I’ve found it a good way to “just keep writing” (which would be a new year’s resolution, if I did that kind of thing). The questions I’ve been asked so far have been quite thought-provoking. I’ve found myself writing a lot more little memoirs, on and[…]

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[…]