Blogging and social networks

It’s 6 years since I first pressed ‘publish’ on this blog. It’s a nearly annual ritual for me to write up some stats and thoughts (although I managed to forget last year for my 5th blogday, but 4th, 3rd, 2nd and first are all available). Despite my best attempts to break the blog through hack […]

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In my inbox recently: Sponge is run entirely by volunteers, from helping at events to the Directors, by people who mainly make time around full time day jobs. To support this we are looking for a volunteer who would be able to spend a day a week working alongside our Director Tom Randall to develop, […]

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New blogs on the block

by Mel Starrs on August 27, 2010

in Blogging and social networks

I’ve added a few more blogs to the blogroll. I feel blogging in the industry slumped somewhat over the past 2 or 3 years, but we’re seeing a revival of sorts now. I’m not sure if Twitter is to blame, but it’s a good thing in my book. I do enjoy blogs more than magazine […]

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What can I say? Moving house is not conducive to blogging. It all started with a TV aerial, which had a knock-on effect on the choice of phone and broadband and before I knew it, it’s the end of November, I have only just got a landline installed and still no TV and broadband. Obviously […]

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NaBloWriMo blogfest

by Mel Starrs on November 2, 2009

in Blogging and social networks

It’s that time of year again. Time for me to do a clear out of half drafted posts and round up the scraps of paper I’ve been scribbling on, and attempt to write a blog post every day for the next month. I’m cheating, as no-one ever reads this blog on a weekend (some people […]

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Welcome to the blogosphere

by mel starrs on January 12, 2009

in Blogging and social networks

Image via Wikipedia It’s been quiet on here and likely to continue for the next few weeks, partly due to the fact that I am studying madly for my LEED-AP exam. I’m also considering finally getting my ASHRAE membership sorted out, something I’ve been meaning to do for years.  The two go hand in hand, […]

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Events, blogs and tweets

by mel starrs on November 24, 2008

in Blogging and social networks

I hate starting posts with apologies, but here goes. I have a list of posts I want to write and I just don’t have time to write them. Rather than let them sit in my mental inbox until I forget about them, I’m doing a quick update without fleshing out the bones so to speak. […]

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Cluetrain revisited

by mel starrs on October 27, 2008

in Blogging and social networks, Book Review

Ten years later, and still not everyone gets all of this. However, things are changing. Facebook has a lot to answer for. When my brother (a chef, so not often “connected” to the internet except by SMS) gets a twitter account, then I’ll know I can stop banging on about this stuff. In the meantime, […]

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Behold the crackberry…

by mel starrs on October 13, 2008

in Blogging and social networks

You may have noticed it’s been quite quiet around these parts. Life has been busy and it’s clearly not quite as easy to switch to knocking up a blog post whilst out socialising as it was when I was chained to my PC every night studying. I may have found a solution though. I am […]

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Summer reading and listening

by mel starrs on August 6, 2008

in Blogging and social networks

I’m thinking of asking for a wage from Building after the amount of copy they’ve had from me this summer ;o). Yesterday saw a list of summer reading and listening. My job title is slightly wrong (I’m a Principal Consultant at Inbuilt, and not in the housing team).  I could pull a Giles Coren and […]

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