Unplugging All Over Again

A while back I started some unplugged experiments. Whilst I didn't - and don't - spend vast amounts of time online on what I'd consider meaningless activities, I wanted to hone the quality further, and reduce my overall time each week spent on a device connected to the internet. The experiments went well, and both… Continue reading Unplugging All Over Again

The Trouble With Being Liked

Anyone who spends even a few minutes a day online will be aware of the “like” concept. Started, I believe, on FriendFeed, then adopted by Facebook, where it exploded, it now features on a wide range of social sites in some form or other. Including WordPress. I’ll make my stance clear from the outset, and… Continue reading The Trouble With Being Liked

The Love Of The Long Haul (Or Why We Should Keep Blogging)

With the world moving faster than ever, and online sharing sites like Instagram and Twitter seemingly all about the right here right now, we might be fooled into thinking that any article or content online only has any worth the moment its published. And perhaps for five minutes afterwards... Obviously after that, we're told, it's… Continue reading The Love Of The Long Haul (Or Why We Should Keep Blogging)

Lessons From The Unplugged – Mindlessness, Focus, And Why What Matters More Than When

My Sundays Unplugged experiments have enlightened me no end. One of the most valuable lessons I've absorbed is that when I unplug is not so important. Staying offline a whole day - or indeed the whole weekend - just for the sake of it, doesn't offer unlimited benefits with no downsides. Far more influential is… Continue reading Lessons From The Unplugged – Mindlessness, Focus, And Why What Matters More Than When

How To Keep Up With Everything Online

In my own recent experiments with publishing daily and unplugging from the internet, I've been striving to find a happy balance online. One thing that's become a pressing issue for me - and which seems to be something most of us struggle with - is how to keep up with everything.  Here's what I've done… Continue reading How To Keep Up With Everything Online