Our times are fractured, how we see the world is fractured. If we could piece it all back together, what would we see?
What’s the most beautiful thing about Twitter? Where were you when Stephen Fry got stuck in a lift? It’s unbelievable, but we are now more than a decade into the Twitter era. Just this past Sunday (3 February 2019), Stephen Fry tweeted that it was a decade to the day since his moment of elevator […]
A toast to Twitter! To mark the occasion of my 10th Twitterversary on Thursday 17 January 2019, here are five things I love about Twitter.
Gentle reader: What, for you, is the greatest of all virtues? I am a great believer in serendipity. It seems serendipitous in the extreme that over the past week I have chanced upon not one but two examples of impeccable gents celebrating the virtue of cheerfulness. Mightily heroic “In the face of adversity, cheerful people […]
Writing is a joy. Writing well takes application. Writing better is an eternal aspiration. I want to share here three great voices on how to approach writing and the endless choices offered by words. Writing should never be seen as a chore, but as a timeless delight. Written or spoken, the word is perhaps the […]
When’s your Twitterversary? If you tweet, what has your time a-tweeting meant to you? Is it a love thing? And is it possible to tire of the conversation that never sleeps? The seven year itch describes a moment seven years into long-term relationships when cracks start to appear. In terms of my Twitter life, what […]
Twitter, it is my contention, is a perfect communications medium for the card-carrying introvert. But what happens when the Twitter world and the real world cross over? Gentle reader, have you ever had the words taken right out of your mouth? I am a card-carrying introvert. Speaking to other people, the words sometimes don’t come […]
What’s the most powerful resource you have at your disposal, right now? I would suggest that it is more than likely the word. Whether written or spoken, tweeted, blogged, texted, shouted, whispered or withheld, words have the potential to change the world around you in an instant. Equally, how you use or misuse the word […]
By some chalk the proudest moment of my five-plus years on Twitter happened yesterday morning (Good Friday, 18 April 2014), when I was lucky enough to receive a tweet from Stephen Fry. I have loved Stephen Fry’s work, his words and his attitude to life for a great many years (and I even got to […]