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  • SOHO Solo | Writing, life and other animals
    I ve found belonging to SOHO Solo invaluable in all sorts of ways Yes I ve gained business directly from other members and referrals but for me the true value of the network goes far beyond attracting new business The true value of small business networking When you re working from home you re often working alone As I writer I spend much of my working week sitting in my office tapping away at my keyboard as I m doing right now While I m in constant contact with lots of people through online social media e mail and even the telephone hey call me old fashioned sometimes it s important to get some face time with other people Meeting other people in person helps to keep you sane and to realise that actually there are other people out there facing similar challenges to you Perhaps more importantly you also find that there are people who ve already overcome those challenges successfully and are more than willing to share their experiences Attending a meeting is a break from the routine of the home office and is as much about human social interaction as it is about business for me at least I find that SOHO Solo is a gateway to new connections interesting perspectives and a vein of untapped expertise and potential An exercise we conducted a couple of years ago unearthed a staggering wealth of experience in the SOHO Solos in west Cork We unearthed a former shipping executive running a wedding card business a Swiss banker running an organic wine importation business a marine biologist Mexican taco vendor IT Project Manager now running a freelance writing consultancy and wedding invitation business that would be me and a whole host of other histories spanning an eclectic mix of industries

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/tag/soho-solo/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Win a 37" LCD TV and Nokia N79 on Pat Phelan's blog | Writing, life and other animals
    TV on his blog Just head on over and leave a comment on Pat s post before tomorrow evening to be in with a chance to win And don t forget if you have an old phone knocking around do some good and donate it to The Jack Jill Foundation Good luck Be Sociable Share Tweet Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Posted by Calvin at 17 45 Tagged with Christmas competition Nokia N79 Pat Phelan Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Notify me of follow up comments by email Notify me of new posts by email Busy little people Too much internet is bad for your health Subscribe to feed Get posts in your favourite feed reader Now blogging about Ireland s Wildlife and Nature Read Calvin s writing on Ireland s leading Wildlife and Nature blog Ireland s Wildlife on

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/2008/12/31/pat-phelan-still-making-like-santa/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Competition | Writing, life and other animals
    media Technology Wales Web West Cork Wildlife Writing Pat Phelan still making like Santa Christmas Competitions Uncategorized No Responses Dec 31 2008 Image by Stéfan via Flickr Pat Phelan has decided that Christmas isn t over yet and is making like Santa giving away a brand new phone and LCD TV on his blog Just head on over and leave a comment on Pat s post before tomorrow evening to be in with a chance to win And don t forget if you have an old phone knocking around do some good and donate it to The Jack Jill Foundation Good luck Posted by Calvin at 17 45 Tagged with Christmas competition Nokia N79 Pat Phelan Subscribe to feed Get posts in your favourite feed reader Now blogging about Ireland s Wildlife and Nature Read Calvin s writing on Ireland s leading Wildlife and Nature blog Ireland s Wildlife on Facebook Recent Posts Empire it s finally out there Ireland s Wildlife sails past 4 000 likes on Facebook Web content help limited time offer Web Content Review Here comes the rain again West Cork Summer Unlimited Professional WordPress Themes for one Low Price On my business blog Content doubters

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/tag/competition/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Celebrity — a viable career choice for Irish teens? | Writing, life and other animals
    nonetheless has disturbing connotations Somehow the celebrity image peddled by magazines like Hello OK and VIP has taken root in the collective psyche of today s youth It s an image of glitz glamour and easy money which for the average teenager is a heady and compelling mix According to the survey half of the teenagers questioned thought being famous would be fun nearly a quarter of them just wanted to be on television 40 saw attaining celebrity status as a way of proving people wrong while 15 believed that becoming famous would make them more attractive Of course what teenagers are really looking for is celebrity not fame Celebrity is all hype and spin smoke and mirrors There s no real substance to it Fame on the other hand is different Though often confused with its younger sibling celebrity fame is a very different animal Fame is a by product of remarkable achievement exceptional acting outstanding writing incredible cinematography moving artistic talent sporting genius scientific excellence a world changing invention whatever Fame is usually born of hard work talent dedication and commitment Truly famous people don t tend to set out with a career goal of becoming famous fame is just a by product of excelling in their chosen field Celebrity on the other hand is born on a whim and has no material substance at all It has nothing at all to do with talent or accomplishment it s more about column inches and air time Celebrity is manufactured rather than earned a recent phenomenon spawned by a media hungry to exploit a public s insatiable appetite for other people s lives Celebrity is about image rather than achievement perception rather than reality Let s hope that most of our teenage wannabes come to their senses sooner rather

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/2007/09/11/celebrity-a-viable-career-choice-for-irish-teens/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Broadband… but only in the playhouse | Writing, life and other animals
    so wandering the premises and found that occasionally the signal would change to 3G weak but there nonetheless and speeds would climb slowly to peak at about 200kbit sec On a whim I went into the children s playhouse in the back garden It has an upstairs and up there I watched in amazement as the signal changed to HSDPA and my connection speed soared to a very respectable 1Mbit second I downloaded the most recent version of OpenOffice org in minutes then went back to my home office also in the back garden some 15 metres or so from the playhouse only to find I was back to dialup speeds again I went all over the house and garden and the only place I could get a broadband signal was upstairs in the girls playhouse Talk about frustrating I rang Vodafone to see if there was any chance of things improving any time soon They told me that there was absolutely no broadband coverage where I am nor was there any planned for the near future Apparently it was an absolute fluke that I got a HSDPA connection at all So I tried it again and sure enough upstairs in the playhouse I get a 1Mbit sec HSDPA connection most of the time It s bizarre Anyway the modem s going back next week I can t adjourn to the kids playhouse every time I want to access the internet So near and yet so far Technorati Tags mobile broadband Vodafone O2 coverage Be Sociable Share Tweet Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Posted by Calvin at 16 34 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/2007/08/31/broadband-but-only-in-the-playhouse/ (2016-02-15)
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  • The great Irish broadband joke | Writing, life and other animals
    the cogs whirring as the ISDN struggles to cope with the graphics Broadband availability in this country is a JOKE and not a very funny one at that especially when you re trying to run a home based business that relies heavily on electronic communication I feel like the whole media rich interactive Web 2 0 experience is passing me by I m stuck in the narrowband doldrums while the digital revolution roars on without me I can t even use Skype properly for crying out loud and you can forget things like YouTube Google Earth or Second Life Even downloading software updates is a chore to get the latest OpenOffice org update I have to crank up the download before going to bed at night If I m really lucky and the line doesn t drop mid flight it might just might be finished when I go back in the morning So Santa if you re listening I know it s only July but all I want for Christmas is a broadband connection Surely that s not too much to ask Technorati Tags broadband Ireland mobile broadband ADSL wireless broadband ISDN Be Sociable Share Tweet Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Posted by Calvin at 11 28 8 Responses to The great Irish broadband joke Dave says 2 August 2007 at 21 33 Calvin Dave in Reenascreena here I ve had the same problems as you but I ve signed up with Satellite from MediaSat http www mediasat ie I know it s not broadband and you need a phone line connection but for the likes of us it s the only hope I can report that it is very good and way way faster than ISDN Connection is E200 yo yos then E29 99 a month for 512k download speed or you can go for 1 meg instead at 39 99 a month and they re based in Cork I d recommend it Ola says 14 August 2007 at 14 27 Hi Calvin Im form same area Leap You should go to http www ruralservice net Check it out It is satellite connection but there is just 6 month contract and you can have 4MB for 29 80 with no download cap Regards Ola Calvin says 15 August 2007 at 10 02 Thanks both I ve been trying to hold out for a true two way broadband solution but it s starting to get incredibly frustrating I might have to take another look at the satellite option The Rural Services option looks like the best bet I can live with slow uploads but the big question is do you have to have your own existing internet connection for uploads requests or do they provide you with a dialup service included in the monthly fee i e will I need to keep my 24 99 a month

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/2007/07/26/the-great-irish-broadband-joke/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Gadget review site Ireland | Writing, life and other animals
    that elusive balance between personal opinion and technical expertise perfectly This is a great resource for anyone looking to keep abreast of what s hot and what s not on the tech gadget front if you re anything like me you ll be adding Gadget Republic to your feed reader pronto Congratulations to Marie and the team at SiliconRepublic com on a job well done I look forward to reading many a great review on the site Technorati Tags technology gadgets reviews gadgetrepublic Be Sociable Share Tweet Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Posted by Calvin at 16 51 Tagged with Gadgets Ireland Reviews Technology websites Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Notify me of follow up comments by email Notify me of new posts by email Barack Obama s and John McCain s Life Paths on Kronomy Nokia E51 Review superb

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/2008/11/11/new-irish-gadget-review-site-looking-good/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Wedding dates ireland: new website Weddingdates.ie launched | Writing, life and other animals
    hotel isn t featured you might want to remedy that pronto The site is the brainchild of Ciara Crossan who I had the pleasure of meeting briefly at a SOHO Solo Cork Open Coffee joint meeting a few months back Congratulations Ciara on a great concept a great looking site and something that I m sure will make life easier for countless Irish couples over the coming months and years Technorati Tags Weddingdates ie weddings websites ireland Be Sociable Share Tweet Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Posted by Calvin at 22 50 Tagged with Business Ireland websites Weddings 7 Responses to Weddingdates ie launched Joe Scanlon says 25 October 2008 at 23 20 Grr yet another why didn t I think of tha will be sending link onto at least several friends well done Sabrina Dent says 27 October 2008 at 6 42 Well this was a very nice surprise to see in my Twitter stream Thanks for taking the time to write such a glowing review on Ciara s site that s really lovely of you The site looks the part and fills a real gap in the market but more than that Ciara has exactly the right personality and excitement to make this really take off and I m expecting big things from her Calvin says 27 October 2008 at 9 01 Hi Sabrina Thanks for stopping by and for commenting And congrats on another great looking site I only met Ciara briefly but have to agree with your assessment no better woman for the job The weddings ie site looks great congratulations by the way and Ciara really gets it while so many other wedding sites complicate and confuse this actually makes life easier for brides and grooms which of course is exactly what you need when you have a wedding to plan It also makes me realise that an update to the Image Invitations site is LONG overdue it s something I ve been threatening for the last 2 years maybe this will be the catalyst that finally makes it happen Ciara Crossan says 28 October 2008 at 16 08 Wow I am truely overwhelmed Many thanks for that review Calvin Much appreciated I m delighted to be able to feature Image Invitations on the site perfect for the couple looking for something a bit different and personal for their wedding invites Calvin says 28 October 2008 at 16 54 Hi Ciara You re welcome and congratulations again on a great looking site and an innovative and what I think will prove a truly valuable service for couples juggling the myriad demands of organising the perfect wedding I m looking forward to watching Weddindates ie blossom over the next few years Well done and keep up the good work The Real Jonathan Bryans says 27 April 2009 at 16 52 Calvin Ciara I

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/2008/10/25/weddingdatesie-launched/ (2016-02-15)
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