OK – this is random. I am well now so what is the excuse this time for not posting more blog posts?
That is a great question even though I posed it myself. There is no answer really though except I haven’t.
So well done those who set a daily target and just do it.
One such person is Robin Ince who clearly has much more discipline than me – AND – I find his blog posts amusing and he is a great observer of the absurd.
I have just been reading a few blog posts by Robin who is an author and broadcaster (I first heard of him presenting a science radio programme with Professor Brian Cox) I found the posts very amusing. One post was about insomnia and as well as clicking that I liked it I saw a link at the top of the page that I had never seen before marked reblog. Now I am familiar with retweeting so I thought go for it!
How many times have I told Tom (son) Zoe (daughter) Babs (the one who is to be obeyed – the missus) not to just click things to see what happens.
What I expected to happen and what transpired – you’ve guessed it – were totally different.
I expected to be asked to login to my blog – this one you are reading now – and for it to just land on my site with all the references back from where it came.
After a lot of clicking about I found it on one of my clients blogs (well I did and didn’t) – it turned out that for some reason I was still logged into one of my client’s websites which I finished setting up for him about two years ago – and that is where the blog was reblogged. Huh! Sorry Shaan. Except the page was headed up with the insomnia title etc but with also a 404 message that the page couldn’t be found.
If you have just found that last paragraph confusing so did I. What is it all about – we are losing control of where our data goes.
The web has certainly turned strange since social media has developed. Now everything is linked up to each other – a whisper in Poole Dorset can end up on a Pinterest- -Instagram-Facebook-Twitter retweet on a Japanese website. It’s all out there now but not necessarily where you want it or expect it.
Maybe I am beginning to show my age.
Yes! I’ve posted a message – NOW can I do the same tomorrow? You’ll have to come back then to find out.
Oh and that post by Robin Ince can be found at:
Ever since the earliest days when it had a quirky spelling (I think it was de.l.icious – hmm doesn’t look right) I have loved ‘Delicious’ the social media site. I was so impressed with the simple notion of having publicly available bookmarks of sites that you could share. Nothing better than recommended websites. Of course there are now a vast array of socially shared platforms but this was one of the first.
Well it was so delicious that it has finally been eaten – but not by a giant company but a newcomer albeit with owners who have been around a bit. AVOS is a new Internet company founded by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen who, in 2005, founded YouTube, t he world’s largest online video platform. Before that they were early employees of PayPal so they have some impressive online experience.
The important thing for us users of Delicious though is that it is you have to agree to transfer your stored bookmarks over to the new company or they will be lost. The current site in its present form will run until July – but quite important to remember to do this or lose data for ever.
Let me tell you about Ed Dale, an Australian (guess he can’t help that) web thingy doer person. He and his team specialise in teaching web newbies how to make money on-line.
About a year ago I was a newcomer to a social media service called Twitter and feeling my way around and frankly not really understanding what it was all about. By chance I watched an Ed Dale YouTube video about Twitter and suddenly it all made sense. And so I went off to find more about this character.
Hey – what I found was good – very, VERY good. (more…)
I’ve been banging on for some time about video and how important it is for anyone who wants to do real business on-line to face the camera. That includes affiliates by the way.
The list is as long as my arm about the advantages of video over all other forms of interaction with your clients and I won’t repeat information available from thousands of other sources – HOWEVER here is a really important new addition to that list. (more…)
OK I did say I was going to not let the stupidity of Googles PageRank system get to me any more but how can I ignore a client ringing up and demanding to know what is going on. Dear client I wish I could tell you.
I was complaining in my last post about Adam’s site slipping a point – but just get this.
An argument is raging through the blogs and Twitter at the moment about Internet Marketers and John Reese in particular using Social Media for their activities.
Let me make it plain from the start I am defending John Reese. He doesn’t need me to do that – he is successful enough, clever enough, and web aware enough to do that himself. I choose to do that because I want to – just as much as I choose to follow him on Twitter because I know I can learn a lot from this knowledgable Internet Marketer.
Let me come back to that specific issue in a minute though. (more…)