Why social media scheduling is evil

Why social media scheduling is evil

But yes, often a necessary evil I know, I know, we’re all busy, juggling multiple priorities, and if you run a business, social media is likely not your number one priority. Even if you outsource the task, you’re likely hiring someone with multiple clients...
Confessions of an accessibility numpty

Confessions of an accessibility numpty

Social media sites could do better, but they do let us be more inclusive One of the great side effects of moving to Scotland is learning new words like “dreich” (the general state of winter weather in Vancouver and Edinburgh), blether (what a Chatty Cathy...
Plain language is a lifesaver

Plain language is a lifesaver

I’ve consumed a lot of professional development opportunities in my life, some meaty, some empty calories. One that stuck to my ribs was a workshop with Dr. Vincent Covello, organized by my boss at the health care organization I worked for at the time (thanks Helen!)....
Blogging is dead. Long live blogging.

Blogging is dead. Long live blogging.

The golden age of blogging might be over, overshadowed by other forms of social media as well as the rise of enewsletters, but rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated. It can be harder to find an audience who will eagerly visit your site and read every post...
Coworking: not just for coworkers

Coworking: not just for coworkers

Today is National Coworking Day in the UK, so here I am … not in my coworking space. But I am contemplating the ways finding that coworking space was one of my best pre-move ideas. Working freelance and relocating to a new city in a new country is a recipe for...
The simplest thing that’s true

The simplest thing that’s true

On my way to Loch Ness last weekend – I’m spending my summer free time exploring more of my new country – I shared a bus ride with a jovial Australian man. From the seat behind me he soon asked that stock question: “What do you do?” I have a stock response: “I’m a...

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