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Social Media Marketing

My viral Tweet

I had a tweet go viral last week-viral for me, anyway. Incredible to think that the strategy for @realDonaldTrump was to "flood the zone with shit" such that people would be unable or unwilling to spot the difference 🤔 https://t.co/XoGcYKoffL — Terry Gorry. Solicitor. Entrepreneur (@TGorrySolicitor) October 25, 2020 The tweet was actually a retweet […]

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Digital Marketing Social Media Marketing

Twitter-my “Project 10,000 followers”

I have 818 Twitter followers as I write this on 28th October 2020. I have a goal and plan to reach 10,000 followers and I hope to do so in approximately 12 months. It would be reasonable to assume that I am hopelessly deluded in growing my Twitter account to that extent. Especially when you […]

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Small Business

Investing in shares-6 tried and tested principles

Have you ever considered investing in shares in the stock market?  If you are thinking about investing some hard earned cash, and you have concerns and fears about how to do it successfully, there are two investors in the United States who have shown us the way: Peter Lynch and Warren Buffett. If you look […]

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Self Improvement

Sometimes, quitting is the only option

I keep an eye on a number of YouTube channels which claim to show the viewer how easy it is to make big money in a short period of time by day trading. Day trading involves trading in stocks and shares on a daily basis and trying to make a profit from speculation in the […]

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Social Media Marketing

The Social Dilemma and the biggest problem with social media

The most frightening thought I took from the Netflix documentary, “The Social Dilemma”, is not the addictive nature of social media. It’s not the awesome power of the intellect and science that has been employed to ensure each platform has the power to grab our attention on a daily and hourly basis. It’s not the […]

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Blog

Kildare togs now becoming a fashion item?

I came across a tweet on Twitter yesterday evening showing the young Irish and Kildare actor, Paul Mescal, posing, wearing what was supposed to be a sweater with a price tag of some ridiculous sum like $10,000 and a pair of Kildare GAA football shorts (previously known and loved as “togs”). I say “togs” because […]

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Writing

The benefit of writing every day

It’s easy to see the benefit of writing every day. I have done it in the past, for a good deal of time, and have noticed how much easier it is to write articles and blog posts when doing it daily. The simple act of starting an article about any topic, no matter how important […]

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Books Writing

On letter writing

Letter writing features large in many of the books that I read and enjoy.  Books by Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens are set in the 19th century and it is easy to forget now what it was like in the time before SMS messages, email, WhatsApp, telephone, cell phones and other modern communication methods. […]

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Bread

I made a Pain au Levain Moderne at the weekend

I made a “Pain au Levain Moderne” at the weekend for the first time. I got the recipe in Daniel Leader’s baking book, “Living Bread” and it turned out fantastic. It is a rustic loaf made with a levain, white flour, rye flour, a pinch of instant yeast, salt and water.  The levain I had […]

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Writing

The critical importance of the sentence

I never knew what syntax was, or how important it was in your writing, until this week. I am reading a book at the moment, “First You Write a Sentence.” by Joe Moran. Moran explains, in plain English, the elements of writing well and the starting point is the sentence. Syntax is the order in […]