It’s that time of the month again!
Cam’ron – Hey Ma
Dana Falconberry – Lake Charlevoix
Ana Moura – Desfado
Way Yes – Walkability
The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Decades – Tonight Again
Phoenix – Entertainment
Eric Church – Drink in my hand
Loveable Rogues – Love sick
Over at Adaged blog, there was this great example of useful graffiti and subliminal messaging.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 26,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals
Click here to see the complete report.
It’s my birthday – yeah!!!
I turned 1 today. Since then I have:
- Written 173 posts (some good, some bad, some long, some short)
- Had 4,801 visitors to the blog
- Got 134 comments on my posts
- On my busiest day I had 109 visits
Thanks all, love ya!
So the first six months of the year are gone. How have I fared with my resolutions from the start of the year.
- Blog once a week (at least) – July has been an embarrassing month for me… say no more
- Tweet once a day (at least) – This one is coming along nicely.
- Become more patient with the kids (if they let me) – Doing pretty well here – kids are behaving better, being less demanding and playing better with each other so this is happening with little effort from me
- Make a concerted effort to reduce on the swearing – I think I’m doing pretty well
- Film more family memories – I’ve been filming a lot more and taking photos of stuff we do so the 2011 family album should be decent
- Get eldest riding a bike without stabilisers –he has refused to get on it since I took out the stabilisers so not sure how this is going to go
- Go camping at least twice (now once) – done and such a success I may try to do it again and achieve my original target
- Organise a reunion with friends from Portugal who I have not seen for 20 years –Managed to do this in May
- Become mayor of somewhere on Foursquare (my own home or workplace not included) – I’m currently Mayor of 25 non-home/work related places. These include cafes, supermarkets, shops and a beach
- Get to Wii Fit age of 37 – last measurement was 41 but this was taken in April!!! Not good enough really
- De-clutter the house – House de-cluttering is done. Conversely, the garage is cluttering nicely.
- Sell something at a car boot sale – Actually did 3 to get rid of all the stuff
- Move house – house on the market, just waiting for the right buyer
- Get on a Segway (easy one as a ride on one was a Xmas present, but still valid I think) – Done in February
- (NEW) Take kids swimming on a regular basis – Need to start this up again. We did try martial arts in July but that was a huge fail
- (NEW) Read a book a month – I’m just finishing a book by Derek Sivers and then I aim to move to a marketing/advertising related book – though I’m not sure which. And that’s my main problem, too much choice on the book front
- (NEW) – Limit myself to a maximum of two coffees per day – I’m achieving this, apart from when my mum comes over when my consumption rises.
The North Blog recently posted an entry about Guy Kawasaki‘s conduct and approach to Twitter and Facebook.
Whilst I appreciate Guy’s reasons for doing it – he wants to cut through the clutter and ensure people in different time zones get to see his posts and he gets more followers. I get it, I really do. And it seems to work for him.
However, I don’t believe in it. I don’t believe in it for a few reasons:
- Social is about being ‘real’ – whilst I don’t doubt that his tweets are genuine, there is an assumption that if you tweet you are there and ready for a ‘conversation’ (isn’t that the point of social media?).
- If your followers truly value your tweets, they will seek them. You don’t need to pester them.
- You’re just adding to the clutter you are trying to avoid.
What’s your view? Do you use automated tweets? If you do, how and why do you use them?
That’s right… this blog is about to become an APP. And yours can too with this site I found – appsbar. You can create a variety of apps for free which they will the put onto the appropriate app store (iOS or Android).
The thought of having my own app sounds kind of cool, but it is also what this is potentially opening up small business who do not have the contacts/budget to spend on creating a high end app with bells as whistles.
Anyway, we will see what comes of it and I shall let you know when the official launch date is and some exclusive invites to get it!