About Sam Michel
Inquisitive. Hopeful. Jovial. Cantankerous. Digital marketer. Event organiser. Long-time fan of tech, collaboration and innovation. Exploring digital, social, business, technology, society, psychology & startups. Founder Chinwag, Digital Mission, Pitch NYC, ChinwagPsych. Former Exec Dir, Social Media Week London. More short stuff @toodlepip on Twitter.
Trying to find instruction manuals online is a pain. I blame Google. Or more specifically, the SEOers who are working the search engine algorithms for the online retailers.
Admittedly, it’s taken me an absolute age to sort out my personal blog. I’ve had one previously, but ran out of time to keep it updated. Fortunately, blogging, social media and community are at the heart of what Chinwag is trying to do, so I get to dabble and it’s relevant to the day job sans guilt. Marvellous.
This screen grab is from The Huffington Post. I think it illustrates clearly why Content Management Systems (CMS) can sometimes be a dangerous thing.
Sometimes, just sometimes, an expletive is called for.
Every so often something inspirational drops into my virtual lap, which helps lift the cynicism generated by some of the more robust egos floating round the industry. In this case it’s the sad, poignant and inspirational final post from Major Andrew Olmsted, who was killed in Irag last week.
Ooo, this is a fiddly little so-and-so. Finished putting together all the blocks for the site, all ready to get on with the work that I’m supposed to be doing only to discover that Internet Explorer is throwing an absolutely fit. Tried loading the page in a bunch of different IE versions to discover the same thing.
Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site.
Trying to navigate to another page results in another error, something like:
Now, it appears that Technorati doesn’t quite have the weight that it used to, but it can still be a handy service.
Unfortuately it looks like it’s not playing nicely with Drupal, which I’m using on the site here, so I have to go through the pain of putting a link to my Technorati profile for it’s spiders to hoover up.
On any blog, there has to be a first post. This is it.
I haven’t quite figured out what I’m going to use this blog/website/thingemy for yet, but I’m hoping that, by actually writing something it’ll become clear. For Chinwag-related musings, I’ll also be writing my blog on Chinwag, and no doubt contributing, time allowing, to the Chinwag Jobs blog.