Honk if you don’t blog

There are still a few non-bloggers left in the world. I’d like to hear from them. I’m writing a piece for a DCMS web site called Projects Etc. Working title: ‘Autobiography is the new rock ‘n’ roll’. Thesis: ‘self telling’, autobiographical writing, journalising, blogging, diary keeping, confessional media etc. are taking over. We’re obsessed. We… Continue reading Honk if you don’t blog

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Fun

STAMPSTER – STAMP FUN ON YOUR PHONE Get Your own Stampster at www.stampster.co.uk John Risby has brought to my attention his clever new service Stampster, which allows you to do… well… the kind of thing I’ve just done to my picture at the top of the page and here in this entry (you can also… Continue reading Fun

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Blog event blogged

Rafael Behr wrote up the NMK blogging conference I’ve been going on about for The Observer’s blog. I enjoyed the presentations, learnt quite a lot, met some interesting people and managed to keep the whole thing on schedule (you can call me ‘The Chair’). I also took some pictures. Lloyd Davis has put up recordings… Continue reading Blog event blogged

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What I hate

I hate the way NTL’s proxy servers hijack my web site. When I post a new entry to this blog it can take my own ISP (NTL) up to 48 hours to allow me to see it. They have hardware proxy servers in their network which hold an old copy of the site and won’t… Continue reading What I hate

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What are you doing next Tuesday afternoon?

So I’m looking over your shoulder as you finish off this morning’s third vanilla latte and fill out next week’s diary. I can see that it’s all coming together nicely: lots of cleverly interlocking meetings with top industry figures, up-and-coming talent and nicely-placed suppliers (plus that appointment with your probation officer) But… hold on… is… Continue reading What are you doing next Tuesday afternoon?

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Lawyers and tailors

My undeniably sharp-suited lawyer Mark Lloyd is finally blogging properly. He writes nicely and his entries are varied. I only mention his dress sense because he links to this really compelling new blog from Saville Row tailor Thomas Mahon. If Mark is right and Mahon is really winning lots of new business through his blog… Continue reading Lawyers and tailors

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A blogging mini-conference in June

Listen, if it’s raining in the afternoon on Tuesday 28 June and you’re in the West End, drop into this NMK blogging conference. I’m chairing the event, divided into two themed parts: ‘Is nano-publishing a new communications paradigm?’ and ‘Are blogs the new voices of authority?’ which would seem to bracket the blogging debate nicely.… Continue reading A blogging mini-conference in June

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Patronage

On 14th September I will be having dinner at The Ivy. I tell you this, of course, purely in the interests of the kind of accountability and transparency that we responsible bloggers keenly aspire to. I’m going to be there because I’m helping to judge the Guardian Student Media Awards this year. I think I’ve… Continue reading Patronage

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There are two kinds of blog

There are obviously more than two kinds of blog. I suppose I mean here are two kinds of blog. Anyway, there’s the kind that’s so stuffed with actionable nuggets, little (and big) things that you can actually try out and that make you go: “Oh shit. That’s another thing I have to figure out (like… Continue reading There are two kinds of blog

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