Talking to (Shiny)Katie post-Shiny:


Here’s an interview I did with 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.

I’m one of London’s 1000 most influential people!

Evening Standard
Evening Standard

The Evening Standard has named me one of London’s most influential people in New Media! Along with my co-founders, Ashley and Chris, I got to celebrate with the likes of Boris Johnson and Gok Wan at the Wallace Collection a few weeks ago.

I’m one of the youngest people on the list… right up until the sections on fashion and acting and then I start to look quite long in the tooth…

More about it all over on the Shiny Media blog (or click on the image to read the full entry).

Don’t worry, I plan on using my new powers for good.

Guest editing Dollymix and other Shiny columns

I always link to my freelance stuff on here, but never the columns I write for Shiny Media blogs. It’s time to redress that balance!

I’m currently guest-editing Dollymix, our online women’s magazine, while the editor, Cate Sevilla is away on holiday. I’m really enjoying myself. You can read my byline columns here.

I’m writing a column for Bridalwave about trying to plan an eco-friendly wedding. You can read the first three here: Venue, Rings, The Flowers

I’ve also written a couple of columns for Shiny Shiny: My Favourite Wastes of Time | Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn – you name it, I’ve got a toolbar for it.
and Crafty Crafty: Top 5 ways to deal with a Craft Slump | Why I’m never crocheting anyone any presents ever again.

Oh, and I did a piece for TV Scoop about how much I love The Palace.

Shiny Media launches Crafty Crafty – a blog for crafty types

It started as a bit of an in-joke between me and Gemma (Shiny Media’s excellent Fashion Editor and fellow crafty type). If Shiny Media, creator of Shiny Shiny, were to start a craft blog, what would it be called? After sniggering at the simple genius of the name Crafty Crafty, we kept on mentioning it to the boys as if it were a fait accompli, even going as far as to stick up some sample posts on a test blog for our own enjoyment. And somehow, we managed to reach the stage where it was actually happening for real. Now Gemma and I just have to hope that it works out – since we’re the fools who sold it to the others.

So, without further ado, please allow me to introduce you to Shiny Media’s new craft blog, Crafty Crafty. Let me know what you think, won’t you! And if you fancy writing for it, you can contact me on