How to be a lifestyle blogger without being a douche

photo: Kevin Jaako OK, the title should really be "How to be a lifestyle blogger without being a dick" because I am British and that's how we speak. But in a blatant attempt at getting more hits when this item ranks in Google, Bing,…

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I am FOR being a Dad

This is a response to Gwen Bell's recent FOR Kid-Free Living post. You might want to read it first and then come back here to see why she's in part wrong, and in part misguided. I came to the whole parenthood game late in my…

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Negative Visualisation

Think about somebody you love. Somebody really close to you. Spouse, parent, child, friend. Picture them dead. Gone. Away. Feel the grief. Really feel it. Feel it till it hurts in your mind. Till imaginary tears are on the brink of becoming real. Now realise…

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How to write badly

This post is probably a bad one. As you read it months or years into the future, you'll see just how amateurish it was. How could I be happy with such a piece of tat? Why haven't I deleted it? It's out there for all…

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Facebook free

I’m aware that some of the people who I want to remain in contact with, use Facebook as the de-facto method of keeping in touch. Even email doesn’t seem to factor into the equation. So I thought that maybe I would try it again, but…

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Why I don't want a career

The more I think about it, the more I realise that I actually don’t want a career. I never have. My job does not define me. No. What I’ve come to realise is that what I really want is a lifestyle. I want to be…

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Five ways to get interviewed for a charity job

I've recently been recruiting for a charity fundraising role. And it’s tiring. Having to wade through poorly executed applications. Now I know that filling in an application form is hard work, but believe me so is short-listing from them. So to help you stand a…

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About

We don't beat the Grim Reaper by living longer, we beat the Reaper by living well and living fully, for the Reaper will come for all of us. The question is what do we do between the time we are born and the time he…

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How free are you?

In my current job I am given 5 weeks holiday allowance. For 5 weeks out of 52, my employer allows me off the leash to do what I want. But even then, I do not have full freedom. I cannot decide to take all 5…

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