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2006 August — Page 2

August 2006

And in today’s vidblog I mention: Matthew Stibbe on writing and a democratic art form Trevor Cook points me off to John O. McGinnis and the importance of empirical political commentators Kami Huyse on the anniversary of Katrina and a photo essay on Katrina by Larry Towell Tributes for the late Don Chipp, Aussie politician […]

And in today’s vidblog I mention: Blog Marketing by Jeremy Wright Blogging for Business by Shel Holtz and Ted Demopoulos Badger Dan’s subdomain challenge Paull Young’s 100th blogpost See you tomorrow, and remember: communicate with passion! [If you receive my blogposts by email then the video might not be attached. In which case, visit my […]

Allan and I discuss the sensitive subject of ‘Pricing‘. Do you charge different clients different amounts for the same work? Should you charge by the hour, by the project or by the value of the project? Do you think charging a client $50,000 for one hour’s work, as one copywriter did, ethical or greedy? I […]

Flash websites – pros and cons

by Lee Hopkins on August 25, 2006 · 4 comments

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My exceptionally learned colleague Dan York recently pointed out that building your site in Flash, whilst good for interactivity, makes it very difficult to ‘word-of-mouth’ your site with a tasty image. After all, capturing a logo or something to use as a visual cue is impossible if the site is all Flash. It was a […]

One the one hand, it’s a clever, tongue-in-cheek bit of marketing. On the other hand, who would ever take them seriously? Unless, perhaps, they extend their brand to include sheds, clothes lines, tents — then they may be onto something mildly witty, a little clever yet definitely marketable. The business is based in Queensland, apparently. […]

I’m baaaaack!

by Lee Hopkins on August 24, 2006 · 4 comments

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Much to the consternation of many of you, I’m sure, who’ve enjoyed the break from the barrage of emails pounding your inbox, my notebook is repaired and I’m back. Yes, I must sort out a back-up pc… Thanks to all of you who emailed and enquired whether my silence was due to my health — […]

Why blog… and a tech challenge

by Lee Hopkins on August 16, 2006

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To quote Sylvia Plath: We stayed at home to write, to consolidate our outstretched selves Writing helps me get my thoughts, ideas and feelings into some semblance of order and coherence. It helps me find the words to describe my feelings. It helps me to tie the myriad loose ends of my day together. And […]

With tears in my eyes

by Lee Hopkins on August 12, 2006 · 13 comments

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Two Choices What would you do? You make the choice. Don’t look for a punch line; there isn’t one. Read it anyway. My question to all of you is: Would you have made the same choice? At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves learning disabled children, the father of one of the students […]

Vidblog 12Aug2006. My second vidblog and today I look at: Andrea Weckerle’s timely post on compassion fatigue (including a couple of images that are “must see”) The foiled terrorist outrage “Here come the SL evangelists” and why they are wrong about SL being the panacea to global business travel problems Thanks to all who emailed […]

In what remains one of the funniest posts I’ve read in ages – along with Jenkins’ ‘centre of America’ press release and the judge who ordered the plaintiff to go to lunch – Steve C shows us all why being able to think at least laterally, if not having a dirty mind in the first […]