December: time for your social media clean-up!

My eldest son is sitting on his bedroom floor wading through bits of paper from his first year in high school. He’s on holiday and throwing some things out, while ensuring he keeps work he’s particularly proud of. It’s a good time of year to do this, especially if your office is winding down or…

4 things I’ve learned about blogging

I’ve always loved writing. So having the ability to blog is fantastic. I know a lot of other bloggers write for pleasure and many, like me, have a blog that supports our professional  life with some business goals attached. This blog has evolved over the years as my career and goals have changed and I…

Carrie on Blogging

Did you ever watch Sex in the City? I was a fan of the TV show. One of the aspects of the show that appealed to me most was Carrie’s writing career. There she’d be, tapping away at her laptop at the window of her New York apartment, happily (and apparently, easily) earning a living…

The Age of Measurement

Has there ever been an age where we’ve been so publicly measured? As social media becomes embedded in our lives, there’s a growing number of tools available to measure our online performance, to assign us a grade, a rating or a name. Seriously. It’s getting beyond a joke. As a social media professional, I want…

The perfect social media manager

A lot of blogs have been written about the ‘perfect social media manager’ or, as often called these days, ‘community manager’. Social Media Today wrote about “What Makes an Exceptional Social Media Manager” and there are some great traits listed on this blog by Powerhouse USA (an older post, but still valid). As social media…

Wading through social streams

Sorting through your social media streams can be as frustrating as pushing through a shopping mall crammed with lolling teenagers when you’ve only got 30 minutes to shop. As we spend more time on social networks, one of the inevitable consequences is that we’re connected to a greater numer of people online. And that means…

The 5 great myths of the Censor SA debate

This is a blog about South Australia’s new internet commentary laws. For background, you might want to read this article on AdelaideNow . Myth 1:If you’ve got something to say, you should be brave enough to put your name to it Guess what. We’re not all brave, chest-beating types prepared for the wrath of family,…