Or, what can I achieve in the 80 days remaining?
Willy Fog went around the world in 80 days, what can I do?
As a documented procrastinator, suddenly seeing that I had 80 finch-free days left surprised me. Clearly, now isn’t the time for a 70.3 Ironman or spartan race, but perhaps some of my more sedate, creative ambitions could be tackled?
In this spirit, I have been updating my honest pregnancy timeline, documenting minute but telling details of the experience.
My final push is another ‘honest’ bit of nostalgia, it’s called Crap Jobs and it’s my attempt to analyse my less-than-stellar career so far, to spot patterns, acknowledge my mistakes, as well as those moments of bad timing. Whilst writing it is grimly entertaining, it’s also galling to write from such a perspective of failure, clearly, but hopefully I will learn something form it and expel a few demons at the same time. On verra.
My last post was in May, however I have been working like a whirling dervish elsewhere on the internets, all with a view to improving my working knowledge and understanding.
The Honest Account Project
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Whilst I neglect this blog like a fool, I have at least been busy writing up the ClickZ conference for State of Digital.
The conference itself was a mixed bag in terms of quality speakers, some were more forthcoming with actionable information than others. Two of my favourite presentations, one about the success of Amazon and the other about Schema.org were embarrassingly useful. The ideas shared in those two sessions will influence my thinking for some time to come. Besides, I’ve always wanted to get a client to implement Schema but always struggled to make a compelling business case, as it turns out there is very little data out there. Until now. Brilliant!
The posts can be found as follows:
Uncovering the Secrets of Mobile Video
Reputation Roadkill: Learning from brands’ biggest ‘OMG’ moments
Randi Zuckerberg’s Tips on 10 Digital Trends Shaping the Lives of Modern Consumers
The posts on Amazon and Schema markup will be going live shortly and I will add links when they are alive.
I’ve had a couple of posts to write for le works recently, which has rather consumed my attentions, well, that and Sherlock.
Here’s one I wrote on Moz, detailing what publishers are doing for growth in 2014 and what I’d like them to be doing.
The second was a wee one for the work blog, covering in scant detail the state of TV right now, to set up the work of my colleagues, many and varied, and the great work they have done on the future of TV.
These are just a couple of small steps that I’ve taken, in an attempt to fill this odd creative frustration.