Category Archives: social media

On journalism (1) – it’s all in the name

Journalism, as everyone knows, is the most exciting, well-paid and rewarding job any ambitious graduate who thinks they can write, can aspire to. Including those who end their sentences with prepositions. And start them with conjunctions. But back in olden … Continue reading

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What do you do when faced with a dilemma involving your principles? Choose one principle above another? Or try and find that compromise in the middle, that isn’t one or the other? Life is made up of compromises of so … Continue reading

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Your daily shot of inspiration

I read some shit on WordPress – The Daily Post – but really, they are plumbing the depths. After starting to write a blog post, the temptations of the internet can easily distract us from the task at hand. You’re … Continue reading

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Happy World Sleep Day

Honestly I despair. I have read on a couple of blogs that it is World Cancer Day so I looked it up. Apparently 4 February is World Cancer Day as designated by the World Health Organisation (WHO). So what’s with … Continue reading

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Note to all bloggers

I suppose I should have called this ten top tips to successful blog posts or recommended crap like that. Or maybe ten top tips to pissing people off. That’s more like it. Anyway, back to note to all bloggers. 1) … Continue reading

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The other day, I noticed the person belonging to one of Pippa’s dogpals had landed an interesting blog/position. I checked it out, and it seemed quite demanding, you had to write two or three posts a week, be an absolute … Continue reading

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A Cloudy 2011? – A Happy 2012

As the dogblog and my news/reportage blog are getting their annual reviews of 2011, I thought I would write one on here too, of the more personal type. Readers may remember my dilemma back in March when I was invited … Continue reading

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There are lots of good things about the internet. Mostly, in my opinion, that includes sharing information for free. But there are an awful lot of bad things too. Truth is, I’m not sure what value it has added to … Continue reading

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I want that dog/puppy/designer lifestyle :(

Today on Facebook (which I really try not to look at very often) – I saw a dog who looked just like mine. It is the strangest feeling to look at a dog in a KILL shelter – THAT MEANS, … Continue reading

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And then there were three ….

They say things go in threes don’t they? So when I read the email with the sad news that an internet friend had died of cancer, I wondered who the third one would be this year. The young and lovely … Continue reading

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Promised you all something about – allegories. So here we go. When I asked for a simple explanation of the proposed American shutdown, I was surprised to get a rather trite and facile explanation of household budgeting. think of it … Continue reading

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Cloudy netiquette?

Always good to have a little post about netiquette I feel, as it changes by the week, or maybe by the day or the hour. Let’s start with dirty linen. It doesn’t get washed in public. Or shouldn’t. So that … Continue reading

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Blogging and commenting and stuffs

I really can’t manage to post doom and gloom endlessly so here is something rather more banal. Although not to the blogging community. Friend B posted on facebook about people who read and comment, and specifically about those who regularly … Continue reading

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The one that got away

Here is the post I started writing nearly four weeks ago, and then, wasn’t really sure what to write. Or even why I was writing it. Or whether to. Time helps with most things, even writing blog posts, and mulling … Continue reading

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Facebook – Now you see me ..

Now you don’t. For those of you who don’t know, I have deactivated my Facebook account for a while, to take a break from my busy round of internet social networking. There are a number of reasons for this so … Continue reading

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Why don’t things work out like we want?

Comments and conversations on Facebook are often quite inspirational and thoughtful. Over the weekend I have read a couple of quotes that people have posted – they could be about anything, but mainly about life, I guess. And as I … Continue reading

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Just another addiction ……

Computer games. I used to be amazed at the amount of people playing crazy games on the internet. When I joined Facebook it seemed to be full of posts about people moving up in Mafia Wars, or Vampire Wars. Do … Continue reading

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Offensive quotes

Spotted on the internet today… “vegetarians? your as bad as them pakis and sambos!” “a neighbour gavw me £15 for chopping some of her bush…i mean apple tree” “You must be one of them gayers. One of them vegetarian gayers…. … Continue reading

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Spilled milk

Storytime. Once three people, by chance, met up in a chat room. The only apparent thing they had in common was a forum that they had all visited. I’m feeling unimaginative so let’s call them A, B and C. Even … Continue reading

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Some thoughts

I was going to title this ‘Thoughtful’ but I’m not sure it is. I spend some considerable time on the internet/computer, largely because I enjoy writing. And reading. Oh, and I have time too. I have made some good friends … Continue reading

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