The blog, not ready for the grave just yet

The blog, not ready for the grave just yet

Right now, nearly everywhere I go, some aspect of blogs and blogging pursues me. Whether it’s the pressure to write this blog, the need to train students to write for blogs, the design and editorial planning of them for my corporate clients, their role in content marketing, or a more esoteric look at what they […]

“Oh you’re very brave” and similar scary phrases

“Oh you’re very brave” and similar scary phrases

When you leave a corporate job, you might think you have done everything you need to, but you will almost certainly be running around last minute trying to complete a handover, tie up lose ends and end your dependency on company IT equipment, e-mail accounts and phones. In my case, this was compounded but returning […]

Day One, Start Over Again

Alanis Morissett’s (lesser-known and undervalued) song “Not as We” captures the moment of giving up (or being forced to give up) all that you know and starting the next day from scratch. In her case she focuses on the end of a romantic relationship, in mine it’s the end of a professional way of life. […]