Welcome to my personal website. My passion is making valuable connections between people and ideas. I’m retained by several organizations to do exactly that and enjoy taking on special projects.
I’m based in the UK at the moment and hope you will be in touch if you think that I can help you in some way or if you think that we could work together. Please have a read about the sort of things I’m up to.
Saturday 18th October 2008, 6:19am
“I like to hear a man talk about himself because then I never hear anything, but good. Will Rogers
“With a quick search, I found three sites: Oli Barrett home page, The Daily Networker and Battlefront. He seems to break the golden rule of the Internet by spreading himself around so Google does not know where to find him.”
It got me thinking about this (and another) Golden Rule, so I’m hoping you won’t mind if I share a few thoughts:
I have one main blog at www.DailyNetworker.co.uk. Each time I hit ‘publish’,it is automatically sent to the front page of my personal site and to my Battlefront mentor page (I suppose the reason for this is that ‘bios’ can be quite static and I like the idea that a new visitor can see what I’ve been writing about just a few days ago).
The only recent exception to this is where I have been blogging for Global Entrepreneurship Week, where I had to copy and paste the blogs back over to Daily Networker (I didn’t want to be blogging on Unleashing Ideas without sharing the benefit with my main blog readers, many of whom are friends.)
Also, each time I publish on Daily Networker, a ‘note’ is automatically created in Facebook.
So that might be why the three sites mentioned in the piece make it seem like I have three blogs – in fact it’s syndication on a mini scale to the other areas of my life!
In terms of breaking the internet’s golden rule (by spreading myself around)…that’s also got me thinking. One (possible?) positive is that, currently, the first thing Google returns is my personal site. I like this because it has a contact form on it, which brings in some amazing opportunities and interesting people. In the overall scheme, I think that Google makes it EASY to find me, not difficult (for better or worse!).
Finally, I wonder to what extent I also break one of work’s ‘golden rules’ by having more than one ‘job’, or having more than one source of income? Ignoring this rule eventually means that you have to have a presence in several places I suppose. Or does it?
Social media fascinates me – I’ve been experimenting with how to connect with more people in a smarter way (hence the syndication stuff, and a new column in Growing Business) – I also want to be easy for people to find if they need to, as I hope this will lead to being offered increasingly interesting opportunities as time goes by.
The truth is that I’m doing my best to experiment with all of this as I go along, and I’m sure that there are a million things I ought to be doing smarter and better. All pointers gratefully received!
“The golden rule is that there are no golden rules” George Bernard Shaw