Look After Your Blog…

I was recently involved in something that meant my online presence was looked at in order to appraise my overall writing. It’s funny really, I never expected my blog to be looked at in a semi-professional way. I kind of see it as a humble trickle of my mind, made real in text form on…

Thing 5: Emoji’s and Diversity

Thing 5 asks you to consider the impact of diverse representation via the emojis we all know and love. I wrote a blog about the impact of emoji’s taking over how we write things, certainly in a colloquial manner. I remember when it was in the news not so long ago, regarding the ability to…

Thing 4

Thing 4 requires you to consider the data you share with the apps on your mobile and tablet devices. I was encouraged to download an app and then have a look through the list of permissions each of my apps have. Some want to know your exact GPS location, which is understandable for apps such…

Thing 3

A couple of the tasks for an online course I’m currently undertaking, involves me searching for my digital footprint. This is basically where things you’ve written or put on the internet, no matter when or where, will leave a footprint of your online, digital life as they are seldom erased. I’ve always tried hard to…

100 Object Project: #21 The Baby Sock in my Desk Drawer

I have had this sock in my desk drawer for many years. It belonged to my older daughter, Daisy. I can’t remember the exact set of circumstances that resulted in this baby sock ending up in my desk, but I can imagine. When you’re a mum, you tend to have a lot of random things…

Thing 1 & 2: 23 Things for Digital Knowledge

My manager came across a course ran by the University of Edinburgh called “23 Things for Digital Knowledge” and felt it was something I could do for personal development (my role, like so many these days, is leaning towards more digital output). It is a step-by-step programme, mainly aimed at their own staff and students (but…

100 Object Project: #20 A Guide to Marrying in St. Helens

This was sent to us not long before we got married by the register office in St Helens (Merseyside, England). It reminds me of that sweet and glorious time, ten years ago, when I was about to make the biggest decision in my whole life (until I had my babies): marrying my wonderful man. We…

100 Objects Project #17: The One Dollar Bill

This $1 note is from my time in America, where I have a few family members there. My paternal grandmothers little sister became a GI bride back in the 50’s. Her husband had been stationed at the now completely removed air force base, RAF Burtonwood. She was from Gartons Lane in Clock Face, the daughter…

100 Object Project is Back

Another project I want to try and get back into (my poetry being publishing on here being another I’ve just picked back up again) is my ‘100 Object Project’. The idea is I share with you 100 objects from my life that have a particular meaning. It can be anything from an item of clothing,…