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New to and want to get a better taste of what this blog is like? Take a quick tour with some of my favourite and most popular blog posts. The ‘Best Of’ series is arranged in chronological order and covers everything from controversial topics to that time I went to the Arctic Circle.


Chasing Magic

When I turned 29, I decided I really wanted to turn thirty on a beautiful island with white beaches and palm trees. I spent ages researching islands in the Maldives. I bought endless pairs of flip flops. I changed my mind about snorkelling a million times.

So it was only natural that we ended up going to a completely different kind of island.1

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  1. Joe’s dad was really ill, and we didn’t want to be away as long or fly as far as originally planned.

How risky is it to work for a startup?

Recent years have shown us that no company is recession-proof…not even the biggest or most established ones. In 2015 I was headhunted from my job at a large group of hosting companies to do marketing for an API startup. A few months ago I was headhunted from that to do marketing for another (web hosting) startup. Between these jobs and having interviews with other startups in the past, they’re normal to me so I’m still surprised that people tend to view them as risky.

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Cheat your way to better blog images with these free tools

Blogging Motivation

I’m not a designer by any stretch of the imagination, but I like to dabble. I love playing with colour and picking out new fonts and admiring beautiful photos.

Over the years it’s got a lot easier and cheaper to make and manipulate images for blogs. Not only does this mean more time for writing (and all the other tasks involved in running a blog!), but it means you don’t have to buy expensive photography equipment or stock images.

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