It’s Just a Conference

Tweet In 2010, I attended the Asia Pacific Regional Rotaract Conference in Sydney. It was the first time APRRC had been held in Australia. Evidently, Australians had been conspicuous by their absence from conferences elsewhere. The Sydney conference was a good first attempt, given many of the organisers had never been to one before. Nonetheless, ...

I Like My Work

Tweet I’m looking for work at the moment, which is always an interesting experience. I found a flexible, interesting job for a social media coordinator. Given I started a company doing this sort of work, I figured I ought to apply for this one. It’s not until you are forced to sit down and spell ...

Wingecarribee Council to Overhaul the Civic Centre 2

Tweet Wingecarribee Shire Council has announced their intention to renovate the Shire’s ageing Civic Centre today. General Manager Jason Gordon says the building is in need of some major work: in its current state the building does not meet numerous modern building codes including accessibility and mobility, environmental, customer and Workplace Health and Safety standards. ...

(365 + 1) x 2 Challenge

Tweet As 2012 dawns, I’m embarking on one of those¬†365 day challenges¬†encompassing both of the things that The Fat Tulip is all about – communication and community. But, I’m are supercharging it. 2012 is a leap year, so the challenge is actually for 366 days. And I’m doing it twice, once for each of our ...

Decisions to be Made 2

Tweet I’ve been putting it off, but time moves inexorably, and it won’t stop (nor even slow) for me. I have to really make some careful decisions about where I want my life to go – not just for the next six months or year, but for decades. If you follow this blog, you may ...

Social Networks in the Local Context

Tweet Recently, my local newspaper reported breathlessly on the development of a ‘local’ social network by a local web designer. The concept is that businesses will place QR codes on their marketing paraphernalia or in their stores and visitors would scan the codes to join that business in the network. It is an interesting idea, ...

Visiting Wollongong 1

Visiting Wollongong
Tweet I’ve spent a fair bit of time in Wollongong (and the broader Illawarra) over the past five years – recreationally and for study. But I’ve never really thought about what a tourist might be looking for.¬†In the last few weeks, I have had to approach the city from that angle because I’m organising a ...

A Rotaract Weekend

Tweet The Rotaract Club of the Southern Highlands has a busy weekend: Our trivia event So You Think You Know Christmas on Friday night was successful. While fewer people came along than we might have hoped, everyone had a really great night. We raised about $200, which the club has decided to donate to the ...

A Right Proper Media Mogul

Tweet I have been a little quiet on social networks in the last few weeks, because I’ve been working quite a lot on setting up my first real company: The Fat Tulip Communications and Media Pty Ltd. The Tulip is intended to be a broad-based media and digital media agency. It will leverage my skills ...

Yakkity-YAC

Tweet I was recently asked to give a short speech to a regional gathering of youth advisory council members. The young people had come from NGOs and Councils across the Southern Highlands, Wollondilly, Camden and Campbelltown areas. Given my experience in YACs at all levels, I felt I had something important to offer the attendees. ...