My Blogging Mantra

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We bloggers can be a snobbish lot at times. I’m sure, that in the past I’ve acted a little holier-than-thou about not monetizing my blogs or being concerned about the number of readers/followers I have. Not any more. I have monetized my blogs. The way I see it is  what I earn on my blogs […]

Reinvention

change

I’ve moved from working in a bank, to doing voluntary work with young people, to teaching, to communication training in a bank, to having my own small training company, and now to blogging and writing. Along the way I’ve picked up and used several skills including public speaking and life coaching. I’ve moved from working […]

7 Reasons Why You Should Stop Blogging

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When I started a blog at the end of 2007, I didn’t imagine I would be drawn so deeply into another world – a parallel universe of sorts. My reason was simple – I wanted a place to store my thoughts and share them with others. But blogging has a way of pulling you in. […]

Friendship Redefined?

My social Network on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and MyblogLog

“How many Facebook friends do you have?” asks José. “Eight hundred and eighty two!” I reply, a tad sheepishly. “You better delete some of them.” says José. “Why?” I ask, worried that there’s a security risk connected with having so many friends on Facebook. “I just read we can only ever have 150 friends at […]

Too Hot To Handle!

I love spicy food – but sometimes I venture to bite into a chilli pepper that is just too hot for me – and then all hell breaks loose. I guess, I never learn. However, according to latest reports, it’s smart to eat hot peppers! Capsaicin, the alkaloid responsible for the spicy flavor in hot […]