Creativity

Well, I Failed The #365BlogChallenge

Well I have failed the challenge I set myself last December – I had hoped to Blog everyday through 2021 but I could not find the time to research, write up and publish the posts. I could not Blog everyday. #365BlogChallenge is over for this year but never say never on a fresh attempt… Why did I fail? I set out to improve my situation through blogging – I thought that the act of living…

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Creativity

Rumblings Of A ‘Cast

Not as a way to make big money (blogging didn’t do that either). But as a way to share your ideas, to lead your community, to earn trust. Podcasting is a proven technology that is still in its infancy. It’s an open mic, a chance for people with something to say to find a few people (or perhaps more than a few people) who’d like to hear them say it. And podcasting is the generous…

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Procrastination

Thoughts About Blogging

I have reached the 25% Complete mark of the year’s worth of Blogging. You can follow progress at #365BlogChallenge Here are some thoughts on the exercise – Throughout the Blog, there’s a desire to celebrate my “authentic” self. But perhaps my considered self, the one that shows up when I’m doing my best to be consistent, generous and professional–that’s my authentic self. And the voice that slips out when I’m tired, stressed or busy is…

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I Like Blogging

One reason that successful and prolific singer-songwriters are prolific is that as soon as they’ve written a song, they can record it and publish it. And a huge advantage of having a daily blog is that the software is always open, waiting for you to write something. Your story doesn’t have to be a book, it is simply your chance to make a difference. “Here’s what I see, here’s how you can be part of…

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TPN HCR

As I write this The Parish News is quarter of an hour in to being broadcast on on Harrogate Community Radio, the best radio station in Harrogate in my opinion. I have had a very sleepless night before hand (it is now the evening) and I am starting to wind down. Wonder Woman is on the telly and we had pie for tea; it is a relaxed house that I write from tongiht. But, I…

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Ijo Pona Redesign

Ijo Pona, the Blog of Harrogate’s Funny Little Man, has had a bit of a face-lift; a bit of a redesign. It is one I am happy with and one I hope to stick to for the coming year. I have crossed all of the “t’s” and dotted all of the “i’s” and it is looking doozy. Another point to note is that I am now using Disqus for the comment system – the old…

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D&Ad

I have renewed my subscription for D&Ad, the body that helps creatives. It may help lessen my imposter syndrome; the fact that I am part of a massive collective of world renowned designers who are all making a difference. Or, conversely, could it mean that it magnifies my sense of dread? As in, I will be exposed to some cutting edge design and design that I do not know where to start with; earth shattering…

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Procrastination

#365BlogChallenge Commenceth

  This the first post in the #365BlogChallenge of 2021. I have Created the tag — so, all you need to do is click above and you will be taken to the posts. Similarly the archive page is a ‘Good Thing.’ Why the hell am I doing this? Well, there are a few reasons — the obvious is that I am challenging myself; I don’t want to become stale. Also, it is to improve my voice,…

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