I am delighted to be team lead at Google’s Digital Garage in the Library of Birmingham, which offers free digital tune-ups to small businesses. Continue reading “Tune-up your business at Google’s Digital Garage”
Yay! Two of my favourite things came together today – Google and the Library of Birmingham.
Google launched its Digital Garage in our beautiful library today. It’s aim is to help small businesses in Birmingham grow through their use of the web.
So if you fancy a one-to-one session with a Google “technician”, you can step into a pod and have a chat about your digital issue . Continue reading “Fancy a one-to-one with Google?”
The good news for those who’ve struggled to strike a work-life balance is that you’re let off. Work-life balance is so turn-of-the-millennium (darling). Work-life integration is the must-have of the teeny decade. Continue reading “Work-life integration – the new work-life balance (darling)”
“Spirituality is when the inside of things is bigger than the outside” – Richard Rohr.
I came across that quote while I was taking a look at the new website of St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan where my brother is rector. Continue reading ““Spirituality” slows down blogging”
That’s it, I’ve said it.
I was leading a workshop for Birmingham Book Festival last weekend called Finding Your Blogging Voice. One of the first things we did was brainstorm our reasons for blogging. Between us we said: Continue reading “The number one reason why I blog”
This post was inspired by a week in which my desktop had a virus. Virgin Media had changed its servers so I couldn’t access my emails. My spanking new laptop stared blankly at me and resolutely refused to run Windows 7 and the computer I had borrowed froze so many times I spent more hours hitting the refresh button than I did getting any work done. Continue reading “How to stay cheerful when technology fails”
I have just volunteered to leave a newspaper I love and a job about which I am passionate.
Last week Trinity Mirror, the company that owns the Birmingham Post, announced 41 journalists in the Midlands are to lose their jobs by the end of the year. I am offering to leave as part of the cull.