Posts Tagged ‘words’

#75 Most searched for words on Google

In Social Networking on February 16, 2011 at 10:50 am

While checking my blog stats, I noticed that one of the search engine terms someone had use to arrive on my site was ‘woman suspended in air while getting toe sucked’. I can only imagine that was one bitterly disappointed Googler.

But it made me wonder what other search terms people had used to find me, and whether I might not get a bit more serious about this SEO lark. I don’t know how you got here, (apologies if a blog about being a South London cash-strapped middle class freelancer wasn’t what you had in mind, though there’s probably a niche fetish group for everything); here’s the list of random, bizarre, and at times faintly disturbing things some of the visitors to this blog have been looking for: Read the rest of this entry »

#66 National Short Story Day

In books on December 20, 2010 at 11:19 pm

The 21 December is officially my least favourite day of the year, but at the same time, in a strange way, also my favourite.

Being the shortest day in terms of daylight hours, it is inherently depressing and barely worth getting up for.

But it also marks the point from when the days will begin to get longer. Imperceptibly so at first, I grant you, but it is the principle that matters. It is the beginning of the end of the gloom, the start of light coming back into our lives, the idea that there might be things to look forward to on the horizon. Read the rest of this entry »

#65 Most used words

In miscellaneous on December 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm

I’ve just taken that Facebook diversion that everyone seems to be distracted by today – Your Most Used Words in 2010. Perfect for those of us who are supposed to be doing pre-Christmas cleaning, pre-Christmas emails, or pre-Christmas Christmas card writing. (Obviously post-Christmas-Christmas card writing would be a waste of time, though the more pedantic among us might argue that at any point you are always post one Christmas and pre the next. Unless it’s Christmas Day.) Read the rest of this entry »

#38 Kitchen gadgets

In Food & Drink, White collar denial on March 29, 2010 at 9:12 am

Lékué lemon squeezer

Orange peelers from Farringdon

Are fish-boning tweezers strictly necessary in life? Read the rest of this entry »

#27b After Van Gogh

In Food & Drink on January 22, 2010 at 12:10 am

After visiting the Royal Academy, I thought I’d nip across the road and kill time in Fortnum & Mason, just for the Hell of it. And because I like the colour of the facade.

Now I’ve no idea who actually buys things in there, but the descriptions of some of the sweetmeats and other foodstuffs were so joyously ambrosial, I felt moved to share them: Read the rest of this entry »

#17 Scour the jobs pages for a laugh

In Down and Out, Jobseeking on December 14, 2009 at 11:19 pm

Rather than worry about all the jobs I’d be great at but have failed to get, this week I thought I’d amuse myself with those currently being advertised that I’d be fundamentally ill-suited to. Here’s just a few:

Weight Watchers’ Magazine – senior sub

Fertilizer Week – fertilizer markets analyst

What Laptop – staff writer

National Farmers’ Union – Press Officer

Tunnels & Tunnelling International – news editor (in fact I once worked for the same publisher as T&T and, to be fair, it does involve a lot of foreign travel)

Leasing Life and Motor Finance – freelancers

Horse magazine – acting editor

Football Punk – digital journalist

Meat Trade Journal – features ed (OK, I was tempted)

Soul & Spirit – dep ed

Mountain Biking UK – editor

The Strad – assistant editor

FT Geopolitical blog – brainbox

and travel writers based in the Maldives

If you hurry, they might still be available on Gorkanajournalism.co.uk,or  Guardian.co.uk.