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The pleasing quiet of a backwater blog

September 5, 2018 - 08:43 -- Admin

I had a busy week on the Twitterz and Facebuck this last week, mosty due to thinking out loud about the hotel industry's scammy preauthorisation charges. Hundreds of mentions, thousands of RTs and lots of traffic to a coulmn I wrote for Fairfax.

One troll of course, because it wouldn't be the internet without them, but I tend to get off lightly. After all I'm a white, middle class male.

Still, a lotta traffic. A lot of talk. A lot of stuff happening.


August 29, 2018 - 16:35 -- Admin

And while I'm on the King, he famously sits his arse down everyday and cranks out ten pages. At least I think it's ten pages. Maybe it's 2000 words. Whatevs. He has a routine. That's the secret of writing, just turn up every day and do it.

Frankly, this is a terrible writing space.

Life on the Line podcast

August 8, 2018 - 15:28 -- Admin

I stumbled across this obscure treasure because Alex Lloyd, my former editor at Pan Mac, tweeted it out. As he should, it's his passion project. Alex and the rocksteady LoTL crew have been interviewing Australian veterans and packaging up the results as a podcast: Life on the Line.

Thanks to everyone who left reviews

August 7, 2018 - 11:56 -- Admin

We didnt seem to have the usual problem with the Beast just bulk deleting the first twenty or thirty reviews that dropped on THE GOLDEN MINUTE. But a few peeps had had their reviews denied because... well, I dunno.

The way of the Beast is mysterious.

But all the reviews help. Each one is worth about a hundred sales they reckon. So I'm always grateful to get them. If you've left your's already, this is where I dips me lid.

If you haven't...


July 31, 2018 - 11:19 -- Admin

Golden Minute has finally dropped on iBooks. Not sure what the issue was, but having given the Fruit Company exclusive pre-order status, I found myself yesterday staring at a content management panel which said the book was available in 51 countries, when it wasn't showing up anywhere.

Frustrating much?