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I probably unfollowed you on social media today

The political events of the last week have been dramatic in the UK and USA. People have taken to social media to express their opinions and perspectives. I'm rather tired of it and have had enough. It making me sad and distracting from things I have … [Read more...]

Things Are Making Me Stupid

Everywhere I turn the INTERNET OF THINGS is headline news. Lightbulbs, activity monitoring, hours sleep, hours awake and hours spent "in the zone". The first tier is quasi-rabid neo-capitalists of silicon valley who are working on guaranteeing their … [Read more...]

Blogging Success Is Simply About Doing

You can be guaranteed that nothing will happen if you publish nothing. I can guarantee that something will happen if you publish something. After you are publishing something, people can find you. And you can improve. And you can work out what can … [Read more...]

SD-WAN Night of Nerdery Nov 2015 with Viptela

Quick post to publish some photos from the Viptela Night of Nerdery event on SD-WAN held at the Flatiron Bar in New York last night that I have collected from social media. (I hope people don't mind, I wasnt able to track where I got them from) If … [Read more...]

Social Media Hurts Like a Teenaged Love Song. Give Without Taking.

You should plan to give in social media until it hurts like a teenaged pop song. The most successful social media programs are those that give before they take. Yet most marketing professionals have decades of using outreach methods that intend to … [Read more...]

Marketers Against Waste

A campaign about marketing that I can get behind - stop the waste the world's resources with pointless junk. As Marketers, we are sometimes under a strange social pressure to create a lot of "stuff" — t-shirts, pens, hats, bags, stress … [Read more...]

Podcasts are back — and making money – The Washington Post

I'm biased by involvement with (Packet Pushers but I can confirm this article is correct from my side. Podcasts are popular and well supported. Maybe it’s the intimacy of hearing soothing voices piped into your ears through a pair of headphones — or … [Read more...]

Scribbling.net | Short-form blogging

Gina Trapani has a some suggestions on Short Form Blogging that I like very much. Not every blog post needs to be a world changing epic with thousands of words: Summary: If it’s a paragraph, it’s a post. Negotiate a comfort zone on two … [Read more...]

Data Proves Twitter Less Relevant For My Blog

A while back I posted that I am scaling back my twitter engagement because I felt it was becoming less useful and less valuable. I had some time this evening to verify the perception with hard data that Twitter is no longer the valuable source of … [Read more...]

Twitter Valediction

I will be spending less time on Twitter. Going forward, my primary focus is to publish more often on my blog here and at EtherealMind.com and PacketPushers.net. They will be my primary focus for sharing ideas, thoughts and commentary and just a … [Read more...]