IndigenousX Anthology

For once a story is told, it cannot be called back. Once told, it is loose in the world.” Thomas King (2003)

Books are dangerous “to indigenous (sic) readers: 1) they do not reinforce our values, actions, customs, culture and identity; 2) when they tell us only about others they are saying that we do not exist; 3) they may be writing about us but are writign tings which are untrue; and 4) they are writing about us but saying negative and insensitive things which tell us that we are not good.” Patricia Grace quoted in Smith 1999 35

Ten years ago this month, Luke Pearson established IndigenousX. One of the first Twitter rotation curation accounts in the world, surely it’s one of the most successful in the world.

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Building a business blog

I can’t possibly blog. I’ve got nothing to write about. What would I say? 

When I mention blogging (which I do quite frequently) these are the comments I generally get. But if you are already posting text, links, images and video on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter, then you’re already doing it! You’re blogging on micro-blogging platforms. And many of you have been doing it for a long time.

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A fresh blogging challenge – build a business blog.

I’m not sure who suggested it, but sometime late last year or earlier this year someone asked if we could look more at blogging for our Tuesday night sessions for One Business. OMGosh.

That one innocent request has been about, and I’m not overexaggerating here, about 30 solid hours of work for me. When they asked, I was like cool, have heaps of stuff already written, I know this topic, how hard can it be. Yeah right.

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Blog update

Do I do this once a year? It’s been over 24 months since I last posted and so much has happened. No room for a list of the high and low lights. I’m doing a session in a few weeks on blogging for business, so what better time to get back into it? No time like the present?

Can I just say? The new WordPress block thing – man that is going to take time to get used to.

Google withdraws support for the Blogger App on iOS

So last night when I tried to write on my phone while laying in bed, the app kept closing down within seconds of me opening it. I like posting in bed. I don’t post as often as I should want to. It’s probably because I have too many blogs and sometimes I can’t work out where to put a post and by the time I decide the issue is past. I like Blogger because it’s easy. There were less options that WordPress but that made it simpler. It meant that all I had to do was write. Continue reading Google withdraws support for the Blogger App on iOS

Too many small business owners see social media as ‘What I had for breakfast’

I’m still amazed by the number of small business owners who still think social media is ‘what I had for breakfast’. They see it as a waste of time, silly and frivolous. Or, they think that it takes too much time away from ‘real’ business activities. Continue reading Too many small business owners see social media as ‘What I had for breakfast’