A blog will change your life

I recently had a twitter conversation with Australian blogging royalty, Trevor Young. He reminded me that in the 1990s blogging was called journalling, which evokes images of hormonally confused teenage girls writing about boys and bitchy girls. It is an important distinction. Journalling implies something deeply personal, something from the …

What I read last week

My reading was a mixed bag last week covering digital, business, and inspirational. Here’s some of it: The Dunbar Number, From the Guru of Social Networks – Businessweek Evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar studied how the English sent Christmas cards and discovered that humans can only maintain meaningful relationships with a …

Finding your own echo

  In 1921 Kurtz Woolf wrote to Franz Kafka: “You know as well as we do, that it is usually the best and most estimable works which find little or no echo immediately” I just read this great quote in a piece by Jeffrey Eugenides in The New Yorker and …

The power of vision

In the early 1990’s almost everything stopped. In Melbourne, tram drivers abandoned their iconic trams in the middle of the streets where they were to stand for almost two months like icons to a broken system. The then State Government had fucked up badly had to sell the state bank …

SEO is not dead, just maturing

There has been a flurry of comment recently about how Search Engine¬†Optimisation¬†(SEO) is either dead, or in the process of being violently clubbed to death by Google. The argument is best summed up in this Forbes article which says that traditional SEO is being subsumed by content marketing as a …