The Blog

Some of my ramblings, about life, technology, design and websites.

Agh! Those sharing buttons again.

social-media-icons

I often come across a site, where I see those social sharing buttons on the side of the page, screaming like a naughty child, “look at me”.

I’ll not try to turn this post into a rant, but I have a real bugbear with social media experts and the use of social media buttons on websites.

Why I still wear an Apple Watch?

Apple Watch

Just over 2 years ago, Apple released the first Apple Watch as an accessory to the iPhone. I was immediately hooked and wanted one.

It is now 2 years later and a lot of people have stopped wearing their smartwatches, so why am I still wearing mine.

Why should I choose an Android phone over an iPhone.

In a follow up to last weeks post, I thought I would turn the tables on give you a few reasons to pick an Android phone over an iPhone. Lets discuss?

Why should I choose a iPhone over an Android Phone?

coffee-cup-apple-iphone

I’ll be straight with you, I am a big Apple Fan and have owned every iteration of the iPhone. Now before you browse to another site thinking that this post is just another post from an Apple fanboy let me stop you there, but don’t worry there is also a Android follow up post.

One more year.

I was born at 12:05am on the 7th February 1978, yes that makes me 39 years old today. Now you are probably thinking “How do I know the exact time I was born”. Let me tell you.

I was given an expected birth date of the 6th February (I still have my wristband that was put on me when I was born to prove it!) but I was late. The funniest thing about my birthday it that it is also my paternal grandmother’s birthday as well, so for years it has been a family joke that I waited 5 minutes to be born on this date, or I was 5 minutes late being born.

I have never been the biggest fan of birthdays, as I have always lived life trying to avoid as much fuss as possible and I never liked being in a crowd, so the more informal the better. The fact I am writing this blog is very out of character for me too. So I have decided to write a post on my blog every year to reflect on the last 12 months.

So I am now a year away from the birthday that most people dread, the big 40. They say life begins at 40, and that is exactly what I intend to do. I am going to be more adventurous, get out and wander more, get a new job (Yeah!), get out of that rut I have been stuck in for the last few years.  Lets enjoy the ride.

 

How to find ideas for your blog?

iMac and iPad Blog Ideas

I have often spent time staring at a blank page when writing my next blog post, thinking about what to write. The fear of coming up with great ideas can be scary for most, but it shouldn’t discourage you from writing. Let’s discuss some of the ways to come up with great ideas for your blog?

Ask your customers?

Do you often get phone calls or emails from your customers asking the same question over and over, in which you give the same answer? Why not write a post answering that question?

Your customers can often be a great source of material for your post, but this can also generate extra sales to your business. If you are getting asked the same question, then customers may be asking that question to other companies. A quick google search by a user may bring up your post, which shows your authority in that area.

5 tips when starting photography as a hobby.

So you have decided to start a new hobby and would like to start taking photos, but don’t know where to start? Here are some tips to get you started taking photographs.

Why do I need a website when I have social media?

Phone Showing Social Media

I often get asked “Why do I need a website when I have a Facebook page, Twitter profile or a Google+ Account? A website can be expensive and time consuming to run so why don’t I just focus on social media? Lets discuss?

January Photo Challenge

January Photo Challenge #1 Go

I have looking for something to get me interested in photography again as I have lost my passion to go out and take photographs. I have over the last few months, had so many other things that have got in the way, that my photography has suffered and I have stopped taking photographs.

So over the last few weeks I have decided to take my Digital SLR everywhere with me in my backpack, so along with my iPhone, I will have  a camera with me at all times ready to shoot.

5 essential components required to build your own website

So you have decided to build your own website, but finding it difficult to find where to start. Here are few things that you need before you start to build that site?