The other week, I featured on Hiscox’s Small Business Stars blog for my work as agency founder and entrepreneur of my digital media agency, Miramus.
I was chosen to appear on the blog to talk about my experience of the industry and the importance of having contacts in the blogging world.
Here’s the part where my natural modesty leads me to conclude that I magically stay abreast of the industry via some form of osmosis as yet unknown to science:
“Sometimes I think I’ve fallen behind with stuff, but then I go out and talk to normal humans and get my perspective back. I read the C_ncentrate newsletter every week and then I’ll do a quick scan through of Smartbrief every few weeks to see what’s going on. I also just absorb information from friends in the industry and Twitter, as well as reading other industry sites.”
Read my full interview here on the Hiscox blog.
I wrote a piece for the Times Bricks and Mortar section recently. Not my area of expertise usually, but since you can’t stop me bleating on about how great Crystal Palace is, it had to happen some time.
It’s strange talking about “housing stock” and “local schools”, though I guess it’s not much different from harping on about “storage capability” or “processing power”.
While I was grabbing the link, I found this article from 2005, which I don’t remember ever seeing. I was a bit of a gadget girl rent-a-gob for a while there – until Shiny Shiny writers flooded the market and lady tech writers stopped being such a novelty – and 2005 was a vintage year for flippant Lee-quotage .
For Katie Lee, founder of the female-friendly gadget site Shiny Shiny, laptops mean “I can do all my work in bed, wearing jimjams and eating Hobnobs”
Which is *exactly* what I’m doing right now – right down to the eating Hobnobs part. It’s like my life has come full circle!
I’m like Proust, but 90% more shallow.
Here’s an interview I did with Journalism.co.uk after I left Shiny Media.
In terms of where we went wrong, we’ve certainly made some pretty big mistakes over the years, but with no model to follow over here, I think Shiny is still a pretty impressive success story.
I’ve got some ideas that have been bubbling away quietly in the back of my mind for some time now. I’m going to take a bit of time to work out which to focus on and where to take it and while I’m doing that I’ll keep myself ticking over with a bit of freelance consultancy and some journalism.
You can check out screen grabs Gadget Show website, including some particular attractive ones of me lying on the floor, looking embarrassed, with an impressive double chin. It was the camera angle, I tells yer.
I’ve written another piece about moblogging, this time for the Guardian magazine.
Oh, and I also did a round up of snazzy gadgets at the same time.
And while I’m on the subject, here’s a link to a piece about a Virtual Beauty pageant by Simon Creasey in which I proffer my opinion.
I’ve done a couple of podcast type things for Radio One recently for their oneclick/future shows. You can listen to the current one here.
“Light work: Jason Bruges is a designer who hopes to change the way we think about architecture through the use of light. Katie Lee finds out what lies behind his illuminating work”
Yep, rent-a-gob strikes again. This time I’ve been spouting off in the Evening Standard, talking about this new-fangled blogging malarkey. The piece isn’t up on the website, but if you click on this pic and then click on the little orange square thing on the bottom right hand corner, you can just about make it out. Incidentally, the interview I did ages ago for the Standard is here.