how it cost me £480 to edit one page of my website and even that was a bit rubbish

I have just spent a whole day on my website.  It's run by Wordpress, as you can probably see, and yes, it's not finished.  It's not just the whole day I've spent on it, it's the ... let me see ... four and a half months I have spent finding all sorts of imaginative ways to avoid doing it.  So, if I charge £60 an hour for my time, (more for commercial mediation) that's at least £480 it's cost me in what I haven't earned, and that doesn't take account of the wear and tear on my endocrine system. I can guess what you're thinking.  Get an expert.  It's a no brainer.  Someone who knows what they're doing could have sorted this for me in less than fifteen minutes.  In fact, I had some coaching on this a couple of months back, during a training weekend, and the coach was itching to tell me who he'd recommend.  It's obvious I could get an expert, they're [...]


What I admire about Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been in office for a hundred days, and don’t we know it?  The Muslim ban, the wall, the over promotion of his family, the reliance of the detestable Bannon, Spicer (the PR guy who’s responsible for more PR cock-ups than the brand he’s supposed to be protecting), it’s been aired to death. The other message that’s getting a lot of traction is Trump's admission that the job is a lot harder than he expected.  It’s laughable, isn’t it?  What was it about the job title, President of the USA, Commander in Chief, Leader of a Global Superpower, that made it sound easy? And yet, there’s something in the unguarded naivety of this remark that is rather wonderful.  Sometimes jobs aren’t easy; new jobs hardly ever are.  Jobs change, become harder than they were before, sometimes we find ourselves required to do something so hard we either have to learn incredibly quickly, fake it until we’re rumbled, or admit we need help. It’s difficult [...]