There was once a time where we would tune out of 'real life' and go online. These days many of us live online and tune out to experience 'real life'. We go from Instagram to Twitter to YouTube to Amazon to clothes shopping to reading articles to watching webinars. Not necessarily in that order and … Continue reading Why are you online?
You are the gatekeeper
I often wonder what I would have done if I was a twenty something year old in the 90s or even 80s. Would I still write? Maybe I'd have written articles for a magazine or newspaper and I'd have tried to make a career out of writing. Maybe I wouldn't have tried to put my … Continue reading You are the gatekeeper
Could Instagram Guides replace blogging?
From November 17th, you may have noticed a new feature on Instagram, Guides. Guides allow users to 'find, curate and share the products, places and posts you love'. They can feature your own content or the content of others. Tech Crunch have a good article that explains things in more detail. Aside from captions this … Continue reading Could Instagram Guides replace blogging?
If you find that your screen time is increasing and has gotten to a point of being much higher than you'd like, put your phone on airplane mode. Sometimes it's difficult to comprehend a world when we were much less connected because at any time someone can contact you on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, email, call, … Continue reading Airplane mode
Covid 19 and the connected world
After reading an article about the effects of the pandemic in Nepal, I got thinking about how we are significantly more connected than we were 100 years ago and even 20 years ago. We're aware of what is happening in our own city, country and continent but also around the rest of the world too. … Continue reading Covid 19 and the connected world
One of my most memorable scenes from Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory comes quite near to the beginning. Charlie's dad worked in a toothpaste factory screwing lid onto each tube one by one. Then one day he lost his job because the factory he worked in bought a machine that could do his job … Continue reading Becoming obsolete
Checking in with your dream life
When was the last time you checked in with your dream life. As in checked to see if you're moving any closer to the things you want or say you want from life. More importantly, do you know what you need to do in order to get there? It could be learning a skill, saving … Continue reading Checking in with your dream life
Blogs, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Podcasts and Facebook. There a tonne of ways to access peoples lives and see what they get up to. You might do it with people you know, strangers or people you used to know. But I think an important question to ask when checking in on other peoples lives is why? … Continue reading Easy access
More connected than ever
If you want to reach me you can call, text, WhatsApp, dm on Twitter or Instagram and even catch me on FB messenger. We're more connected than ever with regard to the countless channels that are available. So how ironic is it that it seems like as a society we're more alone than ever. I … Continue reading More connected than ever
Talking is good but doing is better. Lazy Daisy is more than just a strange song by George Clinton or a pair of words that rhyme it’s a phrase that perfectly sums up a trap that so many of us fall into. Wanting to start new projects, move to a new house, get a new … Continue reading Lazy Daisy