The narcissism of bloggers

Years ago, I remember my gran keeping a diary. She wasn’t a prolific diary keeper, but she often wrote down what she did each day, particularly when something of interest happened. I always thought this was a lovely idea, and tried a few times to replicate it. But I never really found the time or the routine to regularly put pen to paper. Years on, I started blogging as a way to promote a business I was involved in at the time. The business eventually fell by the wayside, but by then I was somewhat addicted to blogging. I’m not…

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The giving pledge

Today, I read an article about the Giving Pledge. It was the brainchild of Bill Gates, who wanted to encourage multi-millionaires to give away money to good causes.  The most recent recruit is a gentleman by the name of Sunny Varkey. He made his money through an education business and is now giving money to help people in developing countries who are unable to access education.  This made me think. We’re not all multi-millionaires. Which is a pity. But we do all have something to give to causes that are dear to our hearts.  For example, I wrote about the influence…

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The influence of bloggers

As a blogger, I love to read other people’s posts and keep up with the news about what my fellow bloggers are up to.  It was wonderful to see Team Honk getting involved with raising loads of money for comic relief. I was also totally in awe of this post by Sarah, who is using her blog influence to help out a friend in need.  Whilst I would by no means put myself in the same category as those inspirational people, I do my very best to raise awareness of issues, charities or ethical businesses when I think I can help.  And…

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