Why writing helps

One of the things that I love about being a blogger is the encouragement it gives me to write. Writing helps. It’s fair to say, I think, that if you want to get good at something, then writing about it is a key part of the learning process. You don’t even have to do it […]


I’m hugely envious of folks like Shawn Blanc and Ben Thompson. Their job is their blogs! How lucky is that? This year I’ve really got into the content-producing swing of things – dunno if you’ve noticed. With this blog settled down and at home on WordPress.com, my newsletter working nicely thanks to Goodbits, the podcast […]

Blog academy

I’m running a day long workshop in London on the topic of blogging – might you be interested? Here’s the skinny: Join Dave Briggs for a day’s practical, hands-on workshop learning how to be a better blogger! There are only 10 places available for this workshop, so sign up quickly! It’s suitable for anyone who […]

A few changes in these parts

Since work is now WorkSmart and I am retiring Kind of Digital as a professional thing, I thought it was time to sort out my blog. After all, kindofdigital.com was once davepress.net and before that many incarnations over the years – going back to September 2004. Nearly ten years! Anyway, the result of this is […]

Link roundup

I find this stuff so you don’t have to: ongoing by Tim Bray · Software in 2014 Joho the Blog » What blogging was – *sniff* Is Local GDS a good idea? « @demsoc Let’s Replace Council Websites with Local.Gov.Uk – a GDS for Local Government – @copley_rich Joined Up Philanthropy data standards: seeking simplicity, […]

Link roundup

I find this stuff so you don’t have to: Don’t drown in email! How to use Gmail more efficiently twister : peer to peer microblogging platform (interesting from privacy/decentralisation angle) Why blogging still matters in business – and always will — @euan In 2014, let’s get digital skills out of the classroom – @lesteph Do […]

Blogging – writing and reading

Inspired, as I often am, by Lloyd and his various experiments in reusing media, finding new ways to use old stuff, and continuing to prod at blogging as a medium. Thanks to him, I’m drawn back to Tumblr. It strikes me that the follow and post model that Tumblr embodies harks back to the original […]

Link roundup

I find this stuff so you don’t have to: Will the Bill and Mary show have a happy ending? [good stuff on high streets] The web giants pumping us for information – by @jjn1 Filling an empty shop with photos and technology | Creative Communities Banish the trolls but web debate needs anonymity – @jjn1 […]