Archive for July, 2010

Fluffy Links – Friday July 30th 2010

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Last day of that Facebook sticker for your business and then I send them off to be printed. Get in.

Maura from Easy Schoolbooks has started to blog. I first met her at a training course a year ago at this stage.

Conference from the EU Ireland office. Communicating environmental issues through the web – What can the internet deliver?

“Claiming Our Future” is an event on in the RDS this October. Bringing 1000 people together in one day to discuss the future of Ireland. They’re looking for an intern.

NixonMcinnes are hiring. Brighton jobs.

A new WiFi Kindle is out. Cheap too.

Youtube gives you 15 minutes of fame instead of 10. Should have done this from the start.

Quick video showing main theme from Inception is directly taken from…

2500 people have subscribed to my website instead of coming back each day. You can subscribe to the site using a feedreader or email. I'm also on Twitter. My online marketing blog might also be worth a visit. Thanks for visiting - Damien.

Blogging ideas – Matt Cutts suggests what is good content

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Matt Cutts from Google did a presentation in Paris a while back and during it made some suggestions about what can make good content for a blog, content that might get you some quality traffic:

  • Provide a useful service – Blog about legal issues for example
  • Do original analysis/reporting
  • Provide great information/tutorials
  • Blog from a creative niche
  • Write code and open source it
  • Live Blog
  • Make lists
  • Create controversy
  • Network via your blog
  • Start an event/conference

Here’s his 107min presentation:

Fluffy Links – Tuesday 27th of July 2010

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Have a looksee at the Something Wonderful Comic who are looking for new readers.

Aoife makes her own crisps. Oven-Dried Salt ‘N’ Vinegar. Wow. Yum.

You’ve seen the Joe Duffy soundboard, right?

Handy for all businesses. Bord Bia Marketing Reports.

Parnell Summer school. 8 – 13 August this year is entitled: Gotcha! The Role of Media in Politics and Society

Mrs2Be now has a social media directory of Irish Wedding Suppliers.

Stream or download this album from a great band for free. The Cast of Cheers.

Facebook are looking for a Community Manager, Platform Operations (Dublin)

How to make your own In and Out burger.

Fatboy Slim – Everybody Loves A Carnival

Fluffy Links – Thursday 22nd July 2010

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Self whoreage. Now 100 companies have signed up to get free customised Facebook Stickers. Still another few days before I send them to the printers.

New blog, least to me. Frank O’Regan

Good tips from Catherine O’Mahony on PR and sending stuff into the Business Post. OMFG I linked to a paper!

The Pill is 50 years old. It totally changed the world. A website to celebrate it and society. Sorry COIR!

Paywalls, how are they working for you Rupert?

18th century ship found at WTC site.

The fashion of Akira.

Kele – Tenderoni

Annie’s got her book on

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Annie sent me a picture of a dead deer the other day. Such a flirt. Here it is:

Annie's dead deer
She’s got a new book out. It has nothing to do with cooking and roadkill.
She’s got a new book out. It has to do with her trip through America.

The official blurb says:

“To the Left of the Midwest’ is an exhibition of photography from award-winning blogger Annie Atkins’s first book. Compiled on the railroads from California to Texas, this travelogue chronicles a personal journey through the small towns and backwaters of the United States during Obama’s election in late 2008.”

The launch of it is tomorrow evening from 6pm at the Joinery in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. Why not go? It’ll be worth it.

Delighted to see Annie do this, she’s a wonderful photographer and an inspiring blogger. Sending that native American to collect her award at the Blog Awards that time was a bit precious though. But she still rocks. Turns out that native American wasn’t even genuine. Still, as I said, she rocks. Bought pigtails in the poundshop, could have made an effort, like. And a plastic axe. Honestly. Twenty has nice things to say too.

Fluffy Links – Monday July 19th 2010

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Nice. Robin Blandford got to ask Eric Schmidt what he does on his 20% time in Google. And he said…

Sabrina has a great blog post (on her newly designed site) on building newsletters.

Want some financial advice from a Cork based expert? Read Allan’s blog.

Sweet. So far 50 companies have signed up to get Facebook Stickers for their Business Pages. 100 sticker sets still available.

NCI have a career bootcamp coming up in August. Sign up!

Forget the coat-hanger or bump solution. Nice business tips from the recent public talk by Steve McApple from Jobsland.

Into politics and new media? PDF Europe is on in Barcelona.

See, cursing is good. This is my excuse for using the S word, the R word and w Cunt. I mean C word.

Jónsi – Go Do (Jónsi & Nico Muhly @ Bethnal Green Live Sessions)

A physical sticker for a digital interaction – Like us

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Free Facebook stickers for your business.

Facebook Like sticker

Getting stickers printed for some clients/friends and decided that I might as well open it up to other companies in Ireland.

Want to avail? Sign up here.

Fluffy Links – Friday July 16th 2010

Friday, July 16th, 2010

A very short Fluffy Links today.

Stephen compares insurance quotes in Ireland.

Well done Stan Carey, getting a nice mention on the Economist website.

Holger has a list of his top ten Hammer Horror movies.

Love this photo from Phil on the most popular beers during the parades.

Steve Albini doesn’t hold back about the music industry.

Fluffy Links – July 13th 2010

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

New site on all things popculture – Inside The Margin

New to me. Prickly Goo is written and edited by Ruairí. So there you go.

The Terminator is in the screen cinema on the 26th. Nice.

I like the idea of easy to build Google Android apps. Blogging and even Twitter allows unskilled people to show talent. Heck, lots of people started off as web developers thanks to Dreamweaver or even Geocities.

Another BTW is on July 29th.

Feile Icarus is a premium event running in Galway for entrepreneurs and creatives at the end of August.

The Seed

The Seed from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

A two-minute animated voyage through nature’s life cycle, following the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed.

Why I work for myself

Monday, July 12th, 2010