Tag Archives: the media

Even more on the joys of writing

You find yourself at a point where you have written something that is published and being read. It may only be a blog or possibly a self published book, but it has attracted an audience, even if just of one. Continue reading

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so I haven’t been to the cinema in thirty years

A little exchange on Facebook the other day got me thinking about films. I had commented on reading of the demise of Philip Seymour Hoffman Continue reading

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SEO; who cares? I certainly don’t

I get a bit fed up of people writing to tell me that my blogs and web sites doesn’t feature on the front page of Google, and that no-one will find me as a result. Well I’ve got news for these unwelcome intruders. Continue reading

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let’s get rid of the pregnant pause

Let’s get rid of the pregnant pause. Why is it that we have to have this stupid long gap between the words “And the winner is” and telling who it is. Ok, I can understand the desire to introduce some drama, but we have gone from about a 5 second pause to well past 20 seconds on some shows and it is just silly. Continue reading

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fun with word games – would you vote for these men?

As a child I loved those word puzzles that would be in the annual that I got for Christmas and have loved playing with words and language since. Whilst in the USA back in 2008 I played around with a campaign bumper sticker and came up with: Continue reading

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London 2012; beware what you say! Could they be the games that shall not be named?

News that corporate giants and the organisers are still cracking down on local, independant, shops thta might want to put some coloured rings on display has got me thinking; are the games, like Voldemort, becoming the games that shall not be named? Continue reading

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more thoughts on #Facebook

I was muttering here about Faceache the other week, saying how I was using it less and less. Feedback from friends on that post and a subsequent Tweet got me thinking that I should try and give it more attention, but the results have been patchy. Continue reading

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London2012 is just a big yawn for me

I know that there are those that will enjoy the Olympic Games this Summer, but I am not one of them. Continue reading

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so wins the Plonker of the Week award this week?

I’m not sure who to feel most sorry for here; the politicians (yes, really), the media or the public, but the panic buying of fuel and the chaos that has been caused over the last few days has left me bewildered. So who will get my Plonker of the Week award this week? Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor – how can it be stealth tax when he’s told us and we all know about it? #Budget2012

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Of course the country is up in arms about the tax plans for pensioners, but it is hardly a stealth tax is it? It was publically announced in a high profile speech and the media have been banging on about it every day since. It doesn’t seem like a very stealthy approach to my way of thinking. Continue reading

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