Career

Social media, smartphones, e-mail: they can all help take your career to the next level, or they can ensure you get utterly consumed by your work. Here are my best strategies, tools and stories to help you harness your online time to creating the work of your dreams — even if your dreams include sometimes leaving the office.

Infographics against infographics

Infographics against infographics

I am super in love with the Pinterest collection of social media infographics compiled by Irene Koehler. But the ever-growing excitement about social media infographics isn’t all good news: along with the gems there are some absolute crimes against...
How to find a great domain name (or Twitter handle)

How to find a great domain name (or Twitter handle)

This post is part of a short series that addresses the top questions at Web Fuelled Business, a training program for thousands of companies across the UK run by Doug Richard’s School For Startups. I’ve developed the social media component for this...
Should my blog be on my web site or a separate site?

Should my blog be on my web site or a separate site?

Social media can be a huge driver of traffic and revenue for a company with an effective web presence, but how do you actually go about setting up an effective site? That’s what many of the entrepreneurs at Web Fuelled Business asked this week, in one form or...
Tailor your voice to each place you use social media

Tailor your voice to each place you use social media

“I make leather armour.” That’s a sentence I never expected to hear in this lifetime. In fact, until about 4:30 yesterday afternoon, I didn’t know what leather armour was. I din’t know that leather armour existed. Leather armor, it turns...
Excel template: 7 steps to achieving your goals

Excel template: 7 steps to achieving your goals

Do you have trouble making good on your New Year’s resolutions? Do you have a hard time staying focused on your most important work? Do you simply get overwhelmed by all the tasks on your plate, and worry about how to get them all done? When I’m trying to...
Working with social media: top 11 posts of 2011

Working with social media: top 11 posts of 2011

Last week I shared my top 11 most popular blog posts that I wrote in 2011, as viewed on this site. This week I’m sharing some of my own favourites from 2011: the posts I wrote on different subjects, and later this week, my favourite posts by other people....