Facts and rational advice about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19

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There is a lot of hype about the current coronavirus pandemic, much of it coming from the media. In times like these, you really want to focus on facts and rational advice about the virus, and precautions you can take. To slow the virus down, you need to act as if you already have it…… Continue reading Facts and rational advice about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19

Advice for my early blogger self – be consistent, and be persistent

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If I could go back to early 2004, and give myself advice as I started exploring this “blog” thing, I’d probably recommend the following: Write good quality posts over meaningless clickbait more often than not;Be consistent, and be persistent – it takes a lot of work to build an audience, but it’s worth it;Embrace social…… Continue reading Advice for my early blogger self – be consistent, and be persistent

Paul Graham’s tips for start-ups, curated

Power Point by Robert Scoble, licensed CC BY 2.0

Stelios Constantinides has curated his favourite Paul Graham tips for start-ups in a handy Medium post titled "Paul Graham’s Startup Advice for the Lazy". Handy reading for entrepreneurs of various shapes and sizes. https://twitter.com/paulg/status/630132481732120576 Image credit: Power Point by Robert Scoble, licensed CC BY 2.0

A father's advice to his daughter about words in magazines and make-up aisles

I came across this terrific letter Dr Kelly Flanagan wrote to his daughter in a blog post titled “Words from a father to his daughter (from the makeup aisle)” which I want our daughter to hear when she is old enough to affected by them. Two paragraphs really stood out for me: When you have…… Continue reading A father's advice to his daughter about words in magazines and make-up aisles