• Aurasma: The next step on from QR codes

    QR codes are finally breaking into the mainstream media after several years quietly bubbling away in the background. I noticed that they’ve been used on several pages of Essential magazine this month, so readers can bridge the gap between print and online media (and see some nifty backstage video footage). I’ve also seen a number […]

  • Summary RSS feeds: Do you click through? (Poll)

    How do you keep on track of all your favourite blogs? Email? RSS feed? Chances are, most blog fans will be reading them in something like Google Reader, which gathers together all the updates from your subscribed blogs. It’s quicker, easier and simpler to read that way. It should look something like the image above. If […]

  • Five myths people believe about freelancers

    Freelancers come across a lot of myths about their profession. In the same way that non-tweeters say Twitter is “a bunch of people tweeting about their breakfasts”, people who don’t freelance have a lot of ideas about what we get up to. Here are a few of my favourites: “Freelancers? They’re just people that work […]

  • How do you measure a blog’s success?

    This morning, I woke up to a Twitter DM from the lovely beauty blogger Tsunimee enquiring about how valid Google Friends Connect is as a measurement of your blog readers. A lot of beauty bloggers seem to use it as a guide to how popular their blog is, and to an extent it does prove to […]

  • An unusual ‘mobile office’….

    Usually, when people say they’ve got a ‘mobile office’, I assume they’re talking about their laptop, phone or tablet. Y’know, something you can actually fit in your bag without giving yourself a hernia. And then I spotted this office on wheels on Fancy (click on the image to enlarge). It’s quite…compact. I’m not entirely sure […]

  • How many social media networks are you on?

    Google+ is the current darling of the social media world, with ‘experts’ claiming it’ll replace Facebook in no time. They said the same about Twitter. The thing is, each of the social networks appeal to a different group of people. Which is why some people have a dozen social networks, and others stick to one. Facebook […]

  • The beginners guide to Google+

    Do you ‘get’ Google+? A lot of people I’ve spoken to really don’t. And don’t get why they have to be on there. We have enough social profiles already, right? If you’ve read Grace Dent’s brilliant How to Leave Twitter, you’ll notice that people are going through the same stages with Google+ as they did […]

  • Blogging common sense

    Just a quickie today to let you know about a wonderful post by A Thrifty Mrs on the Blogging Rules. It’s basically a set of must-read rules for anyone starting out in blogging (or a great reminder for those who have been doing it for a while). I particularly like her points about blog disclaimers and blogger […]