Archives for Month: March 2016

Today I’m sharing a video of a talk I presented twice recently, once at Girl Geek Sydney and another time for one of Campaign Monitor’s lunch time #BreadTalks (which is when the video was recorded – there was a hiccup, which is why it cuts at the beginning).

This talk is about pursuing what you want to do, as I tell my story of how I lived out all of my childhood dreams despite everyone telling me not to, and how I came to be a web developer today.

I would love to hear what you think. I don’t really like my recorded voice, it makes me sound really brash, and my voice isn’t really like that. Read through for the video, slides, a transcript, and a bit about why I did this talk.

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This month I coloured my hair red, repeated one of my presentations, and got through Easter relatively unscathed, but I also I mention working hard, buying new shoes for my tiny feet, a promise to go back to the gym, and I mention how I’ll be sharing my recorded talk titled ‘I didn’t mean to become a web developer, it just happened’.

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The summer in Sydney started off wet and miserable but it finished hot and sunny and this is why this post is a little later than expected. I was hoping to shoot this in Melbourne when Georgie and I were there for the tennis in January but, like Sydney, it was having a miserable summer. Instead we shot this right at the end of summer just around the corner from Georgie’s house. This location was also used in two of Georgie’s Fashion Fridays.

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After writing a post over a year ago about destroying a jewellery obsession, I revisit how I’m going with keeping my stash from growing bigger. It takes time, unfortunately. And I still get tempted to buy more and more every time there is a sale or every time I walk past a store.

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‘Pomodoro’ means ‘tomato’ in Italian. 🍅 I used to dislike the Pomodoro technique of spending 25 minutes working followed by a five minute break, and repeating the process – but after giving it another go today, I found that I liked it. I also discuss that the Pomodoro technique does not work all the time.

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It’s World Poetry Day tonight, and one thing I want to achieve out of it is educating people. Educating them that poetry isn’t all about rhymes, it’s not all about love or sadness, and that it can be a way to freely express yourself. There is such a stigma around poetry being ‘lame’, ‘boring’, ‘emo’ and ‘for goths’ – when some of the world’s best poets have written pieces that people have related to so deeply.

I share a few of my favourite poets, a few favourites that I’ve written, and a poem I’ve never published before.

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I have featured a few old favourites in this outfit, putting together a nice but effortless look. And yes, purple makes a return. I used to wear purple quite a lot, but the dress I wear in this post hasn’t seen the light of day for some time.

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This doesn’t sound like it happens to just anyone, though I did read a story about a man who needed stitches after getting his arm stuck in an elevator door. Also, I managed to change an eleven-word story into a much longer one, but it just goes to show how much you can detail an incident like this one.

Enjoy laughing at my misfortune! Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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I went to a growth hacking meetup this evening. Though I have no real dislike towards the things that growth hackers do, the term confuses people and doesn’t give a very positive vibe. (It seems like growth hackers also hack their job descriptions…) Falling somewhere between the realms of marketing and development of business, growth hacking attempts to find ways of selling products and gaining exposure.

Recently I thought about ways I could gain new subscribers or visitors to my blog, just get more people to visit, read, share, and spread the word. I went to the meetups (today was the third one) because Nick was interested, but I began to find it a little interesting too.

Could I use it for my blog? Or is it just not suited for some industries and fields?

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