How often should I post on my blog? Thoughts, facts, and some common sense. Some of us set up blogs for fun, some for the challenge, some because we have something we want to share with the world, some in the hope of making money. (This post is part of Changing Lemons’ ‘be nice’ ethos). … Continue reading How often should I post on my blog?
Looking for a new job can be a daunting and dispiriting experience. Understanding how the system works is a case of 'forewarned, forearmed'. Even if the armour is purely defensive. It's a crowded market Job agencies try to entice applicants with jolly adverts about not judging by appearance, and how there are loads of employers … Continue reading Truth about job agencies
In a world of extremes, here's to the middle-of-the-road, the average, the tolerant, and the nice. It’s Good Friday and people who gave up something for Lent will be looking forward to indulging in it again in a couple of days! I’ve only ever done it once before this year. A friend decided to give … Continue reading Let’s celebrate moderation
Ever deleted a Facebook account? Assume that means it's dead and buried? Ever seen a vampire movie?! With all the fuss currently about Facebook, I was surprised the other day to get an email addressed to me by name saying ‘It looks like you're having trouble logging into Facebook. Just click the button below and … Continue reading Facebook and the undead account
Won't be planting my early potatoes just yet! The dog's enjoying himself, though.
Looking for a new job? Job sites have jolly TV adverts, and pop up when you’re on other websites, making it look like they are the best thing since sliced bread. In fact, they suck. They waste vast amounts of job-seekers’ time and energy, and they aren’t great for employers, either. Job sites are just … Continue reading Online job sites waste so much time
Estate agent speak is always entertaining! In fact, estate agent speak is a unique language. Lots of trades and professions have jargon. And if you’re trying to sell things, it’s natural to try to make them sound worth buying. But estate agents (or ‘real estate agents’ in other countries) are consummate experts at making a … Continue reading Estate agent speak translated
Saying ‘no’ or ‘maybe’ when trying tactfully to decline an invitation is a social minefield, where the best of intentions can end up giving the wrong impression. The Imposition You’re busy. Really busy. And then you get an invitation from a friend or relative that would mean giving up time you can’t spare. And possibly … Continue reading How to decline an invitation gracefully
Thanks to the property price boom that has created paper millionaires out of ordinary people who just happen to live in in-demand places, there are plenty of them (on TV programmes such as Escape to the Country) looking to swap city life for the good life in the country, with huge budgets to play with. … Continue reading The Good Life is hard work
Today’s post is proof that automation and algorithms are no substitute for real people and creativity! First of all, I’m not knocking Lumen5. Which is ‘a video creation platform powered by A.I. that enables anyone without training or experience to easily create engaging video content within minutes’. I’ve tried it a couple of times (eg … Continue reading Proof that algorithms can’t beat human creativity