General thoughts

Cutting out the noise

If you’re like me, you like to keep up with what’s going on in the world. What used to be keeping track of the news changed into news + twitter, then news + twitter + facebook + instagram, then news + twitter + facebook + instagram + snapchat, then news + twitter + instagram + facebook + snapchat + slack. You get the idea – it’s getting a bit silly isn’t it!

Brand bashing

In the last few weeks I have seen two examples of what I term “brand bashing”. This is where a brand, be it well-known or lesser-known intentially singles out a strong competitor or market leader and attacks certain aspects of their business. This isn’t a clever way of doing business, it’s not a positive way of promoting your business and I really can’t see the benefits for even doing it.

Tips for Getting a Job with a Web Design Company

Even as an owner of a little web design company I still get a healthy amount of speculative career enquiries. The problem with almost all of them is that they have little knowledge of what my company does, where we are or even what our names are. In short, these people are doing it all wrong. If I were looking for a job, this is what I’d do…

Twitter cull

I realised recently that I followed so many people on Twitter that I’d actually stopped bothering to keep an eye on my Twitter stream. It’s not that I wasn’t interested in what people had to say (well sometimes I wasn’t) and it’s not that I was too busy (well sometimes I was) it was just the sheer volume of tweets and I couldn’t keep up.