I never voted for that

I published a video on my YouTube channel this week about the Gender Recognition Act 2015. Many commenters claimed they had not voted for this piece of legislation, and some were genuinely surprised that it was on the statute books and effective, enforceable law in Ireland. “I never voted for that”, was the common refrain.… Continue reading I never voted for that

Ernest Hemingway and my drone vlogs-the common ground

Ernest Hemingway said “He thinks I don’t know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use” (The ‘he’ he was referring to was William Faulkner.) Hemingway could tell better stories with the simpler and older and better words. I… Continue reading Ernest Hemingway and my drone vlogs-the common ground

Is it Graham Greene’s use of similes that creates the cinematic quality in his books?

I’m listening again to the first Graham Greene novel I read or listened to, Brighton Rock. There is something about Greene’s writing that I find incredibly attractive. Throw in his little morsels of philosophy and religion, which are ever present in all of this books, and they have a depth beyond the usual spy or… Continue reading Is it Graham Greene’s use of similes that creates the cinematic quality in his books?

The power of story in creating great content for your business

A guy left a comment on my YouTube channel yesterday as follows: ”These are the best vlogs on YouTube”. The video he was commenting on was “I crash my drone twice on the same day”. I don’t, for a minute, think that my vlogs are the best on YouTube, or anything like it. But I… Continue reading The power of story in creating great content for your business

An endless supply of valuable content for your business

The Remarkable Content Toolkit is a free report by a guy from the UK, Ian Brodie, who I have followed for a long time online. His opinion about marketing online, lead generation, business development, content marketing etc. is one of the few opinions I pay any heed to. Brodie knows his stuff, without a shadow… Continue reading An endless supply of valuable content for your business

20,000 YouTube subscribers-I have reached a milestone

I reached a milestone yesterday when I noticed I had reached 20,000 subscribers to my YouTube channel. It is hard to believe given I am a one man band and have made all the videos myself since the first in 2010 or 2011. Over the last year or so it became apparent, however, that the… Continue reading 20,000 YouTube subscribers-I have reached a milestone

Why I stopped checking my emails at breakfast

Every morning, as part of my routine whilst eating my breakfast, I check various websites on my iPad. Sites like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, the Irish Times, TikTok, Amazon, Instagram etc. I need to check comments on my own channels or pages and remove any that are offensive. And I check the growth in subscriber numbers… Continue reading Why I stopped checking my emails at breakfast