Growing Social Media Engagement with Bali Buda

  Bali Buda is an island institution, with a chain of restaurants and shops that have been selling healthy food and wellness products since the 1990s. I recently spoke with Bali Buda’s Social Media Manager, who incidentally, is also the owner’s seventeen-year old daughter, Jasmine. Brenda Ritchmond, the owner, encourages her children to join her […]

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Networks for Digital Nomads

These days, more and more people are working remotely and heading overseas to live and work from laptops. Humans being social creatures, and needing others of our kind to interact with, it comes as no surprise that online social networks are forming to offer support, advice and comfort to these remote wanderers and long-stay travellers. […]

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Marketing Podcasts

  I’ve had some requests in recent months from readers asking about social media and digital marketing tips. There is a huge amount of information available online about a wide range of marketing topics. But where to start? The sheer number of sites and experts who are out in the digital space can be confusing to sort […]

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Podcasts for Health and Fitness

This week, I return to the varied world of podcasts to focus on those to do with health. Podcasts are pre-recorded radio-style shows, often featuring interviews with prominent people in the area of the podcast’s theme. Generally, they run about 30-45 minutes. You can download them to a digital device or laptop for later listening […]

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The Case for Having a VPN

If you live in Bali, chances are you may use a public Internet source for working, checking social media accounts, sending email or just surfing the net.  If you’re struggling to get that elusive high-speed fiber optic connection that the provider keeps promising will be available in your street sometime soon, and hanging out at your […]

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Podcasts for Digital Nomads

 Remote working has many different monikers: location independent work, remote work, virtual work, remote teams, virtual teams, offshore teams, digital nomad, distributed organizations, office optional. In the end, they all imply the same thing:  more and more people are working outside an office, from home or even on the road. One of the fastest growing trends […]

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The Best Coffee Blogs

  So last month —  in my piece about tea blogs —  I promised a column on coffee blogs for those who prefer the dark brew that Talleyrand famously said should be drunk as “black as the Devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” Here’s a rundown of the most interesting and educational coffee […]

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Tea Time

It is a truth universally acknowledged that one is either a coffee drinker or a tea drinker. Hopefully, one is knowledgeable about their chosen brew. Social media is a great way to learn informally and for those of us who fall into the tea-lover category, there are tea blogs. (Next time, I will take pity on […]

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Top Sites for Flights

If you’re like me, you no longer use a travel agent and book all your travel online by yourself. While the standard way to book tickets is often to use an airline’s website, there are other websites that specialize in comparing fares across all the airlines that service that route to check for the best […]

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March 15, 2017

Social media tools, sites and apps seem to change almost overnight and this can be confusing for companies looking to target the huge numbers of people using social media. I surveyed some of the top business and marketing sites (Forbes, HubSpot, BrandWatch, Business2Community) to see their predictions for social media trends in 2017. Here are the top […]

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