Focusing for October

So, this year, pretty much everything that I’m doing is digital, so I’m starting to be a bit more strategic about what I’m doing, and allowing my projects to inform each other….

I’m really looking forward to reading @unmarketing’s book (see right), as I’ve never been a fan of marketing, it’s always been about the community, and community engagement… I’m expecting to see ideas for how to kick-start communities and the kind of tactics that need to be undertaken to push forward social media so that it feels genuine, authentic & reflects the brand.

I’m also hoping to get to a day of the Like Minds conference.

The BigBible Project

The BigBible Project is a project that I’m working on 2.5 days a week. I’m very much enjoying getting some great guest posts, but I need time to sit down and make a list… and I’m also giving 3 sessions at conference (16th Oct). I’m learning loads about content, strategy, utilising WordPress to give me what I want… I plan to use @problogger’s 31 Days to a Better Blog to identify gaps!

Super Fun Days Out

I have been working on this site since Summer 2009, and it’s been ungoing a lot of changes, with a few more to come, to make the site more usable. We have sat down for a great strategic meeting this week, and talked through what we want to achieve (and what’s manageable), so I have returned to my original plan of dealing with Adrenablog and Twitter (and bookmarking once those have embedded), which means I can focus on being more strategic, and hunt out some great stories! We have come up with some targets, so let’s see how we take off… come and visit us!


As a part of my role as Blended Learning Fellow, I continue to develop the Blended Learning Blog (and other internal material, both paper and VLE based). I have great plans for @digitalfprint (but it’s a bit of a case of Cobbler’s Shoes), and continue to add material (if rather sporadically) to and I am also teaching on a great new module (which is involving a lot of ‘set up’ work):

Manipulating Media

See: I have around 20 more blog posts to write for this, 10 practical & 10 more instructional. We’re in Week 2 this week, I need to be ready before Week 5! We plan to have our students digitally literate by the end of the first year, but they also need to pick up a number of academic skills.

Digital Life(style)

Hungarian priest gets on skateboard to connect

Post first identified for Super Fun Days Out, a company for which I am the Social Media Strategist. I’ve been a bit distracted from it over the past few months, which doesn’t really work for social media, so yesterday I spent some time, getting a few things shipshape again for it. Meantime, the others on the team have done great amounts of work, developing great packages, signing up more companies, and starting to identify some great hot deals! Join us on Twitter, and let us know if you have a story to tell us re: adrenalin/extreme sports, as we’d love more blog entries like this one: Desert Ultra-Marathon: Red Hot Chile Runners

A Hungarian Catholic priest who spreads God’s word from a skateboard has become an internet sensation

“A video of the Reverend Zoltan Lendvai, 45, in action has attracted almost 170,000 hits on YouTube.

The video, Funny Priest Skateboarding, shows Rev Lendvai, clad in full clerical garb, displaying his moves.

It is not clear whether the reverend has mastered the nose-grind or the kick-flip, but his skills have helped attract young people to his church.

Rev Lendvai, whose first board bore the papal coat of arms, believes skateboarding can pave the way to God for young people.

He says his distinctive method of spreading the word on wheels is inspired by Saint John Bosco. The 19th century Italian priest and teacher dedicated his life to improving the lot of poor young people, using games as part of their education.”

Read full story, or check out skateboarding options in the UK (well, to be fair, you can do it anywhere!)


Super Fun Days Out: Love Life… Live It!

Super Fun Days Out Slogan: Love Life... Live It!

Recently, I have been appointed as a partner, and the New Media Strategist for Super Fun Days Out, covering the blog (coming shortly), Twitter, and Bookmarking, starting with Delicious.

Super Fun Days Out is a free online adrenaline-directory, covering more than 2,000 UK companies who provide adventure sports. Rather than taking commission, SFDO (#sfdo) provides links directly to the sports providers, thus making it more affordable for those who want to participate in adventure sports, and giving the UK economy a boost as we continue to “Keep Calm and Carry On”, for which we have substituted our company slogan: “Love Life… Live It”!

Adventure Sports Include:4×4 driving; abseiling; airsoft; archery; assault course; banana rides; blading; body boarding; buggies; bungee jumping; bush craft; canoeing; canyoning; caving; clay pigeon shooting; coasteering; cycling; dinghy; dragon boating; duckies; fishing; flying; golf; hang gliding; helicopter; hill climbing; horse riding; hot air balloon; hovercrafting; ice skating; jcb driving; jet ski; karting; kayaking; kite surfing; land yachting; laser clay pigeon shooting; laser combat; laser tag; military driving; minimoto; mircolight; motocross; mountain biking; mountain boarding; outdoor pursuits; paddlesurfing; paintball; parachute; paragliding; paramotoring; performance car driving; powerboating; quad biking; raft building; rafting;rally driving; ringos; river bugs; rock climbing; rowing; sailing; scuba diving; segway racing; shark diving; shooting; skiing; skim boarding; skirmish; skydiving; skydiving freefall simulator; sleddog; sledging; snorkelling; snow; snowboarding; sphereing; surfing; wakeboarding; wakeskating; water sports; waterskiing; waveski; white water rafting; windsurfing; yachting; zip wire; zorbing

  • Follow Super Fun Days Out on Twitter.
  • Watch as we start to build links on Delicious
  • Look out for the blog which will be linked [here], when you’ll find out more about our team, and the sports we love to get involved in!
  • Join our Facebook group!
  • Read the Daily Echo article.

Image generated by Keep-Calm-O-Matic.