I’ve been a very naughty blogger recently. Not much consistency and definitely neglecting the GeeeksDoingStuff.com audience. Things have been crazy at work and between travel, new team members, getting married and the two bulldogs – this blog somehow got pushed aside. It’s not you, it’s me, I promise!
One of the projects I’ve been so busy on at work has been launching new technology for influencers. I recently wrote about why we built new technology here if you’re interested. If you’re not interested in the why, but more interested in the what, then the research I’ve been doing around ways to monetize your platforms and WordPress plugins available to bloggers, might also interest you too.
Being a WordPress blogger means we have access to all sorts of new technology, mostly for free too. WordPress plugins are by far my favourite things and there are tons to choose from – from tracking, to planning, visualizing and monetizing. All tools to help you do more as a blogger, without having to learn a single line of code. Isn’t technology grand? Many sites post about ways to Monetize your platforms, like
I decided to compile five of my favourite, most useful plugins into an infographic. If you’re a blogger, this content piece is for you. Please feel free to share!
*Disclaimer – I do have an association to Webfluential.com for those who don’t know.
Watch this live action take on Mario Kart. Created by the guys over at Corridor Digital.
Totally should have used Mario but lets not argue over the detail 😉
It’s been a while since i shared some geek magic on this blog. I didn’t think my next post would be highlighting teeny tiny little babies but then some parents went and dressed their kids up like famous sci-fi heroes and cartoons. And it’s amazing.
There is a whole series of photos which can be seen here, but i’ve gone and selected the top nerd babies and curated them all in one place for you. Moms will love this, nerds will love this. Moms who are also also nerds might just claim this as the best internet discovery of 2015.
So, the guys over at M-Net Movies Family are running a competition to find South Africa’s most fancy dog. When i first heard about this competition i was confused to be honest – because we all know that my Bulldog Tyson is the king of being fabulous. Right?
Apparently not. Apparently there are more fancy dogs out there. Say WHAT!?
Then i though to myself, maybe this is the perfect opportunity to let another dog shine, a chance for Tyson to inspire other dogs around South Africa. To take some of those positive vibes from M-Net Movies Family and share them with you and your furry friends. I got Tyson to share a few tips below, for those of you looking to enter the M-Net Movies Ambassadoggy competition.
1. It doesn’t matter where you go, what matters is that you go there in a convertible.
2. As an English Bulldog, sometimes you have to work a little harder to blend into SA.
3. If you’re struggling to blend in, try a disguise. Possibly an Engrish Bulldog?
4. If you (as a dog) get invited to a kids party you should hide!
5. Not hiding leads to this…
6. Claim any bed, bought for any animal in the house, no matter the size.
7. Because after a day of crime fighting, you’ll need it!
It’s no secret how much I love my bulldog, none at all.
But what this campaign has taught me is that there are other crazy dog people, just like me, out there in SA!
Don’t believe me? Check out this video made by Derick Watts and the Sunday Blues. This marked the launch of the ambassadoggy campaign.
So if you have a dog that has what it takes to be adorable, entertaining and adventurous, help him or her become an Ambassadoggy! M-Net Movies wants to see your pooch showing off its personality to stand a chance to be the face of M-Net Movies Family. The contest gives your dog the opportunity of a lifetime, not to mention the unbelievable prizes up for grabs for you. Whilst you walk your doggy along the path of fame, you could win big! A flat screen TV, a DStv Explora decoder and a pampering voucher for your pooch. The runner up will win a DStv Explora decoder.
Having an awesome dog is something I’m no stranger to, obviously, and I am so keen to see how other dogs handle the spotlight. As a member of the judging panel, we have the enviable task of going through all of the entries and narrowing them down to our top five. After we have a top five, the public gets a chance to get in on the action by voting who they think is the cutest, smartest and most entertaining furry best friend to be the face of the channel.
So what are you waiting for? Enter your dog here and prepare to be the proud owner of a real life ambassadoggy!
The grand prize winner will be announced on 27 May 2015, and be required to be available for a session with the Puparazzi and to sign pawtographs from the following week.
Follow @mnetmovies on Twitter for all the scoop.
This is an interesting campaign [sponsored]. Coming from a brand i’ve been watching over the last few months grow from strength to strength. Highlighting two things that get all of us excited: money and technology!
You might have seen the Tweets yesterday talking about the big SORRY in the sky. People all over JHB were talking about this…
What you might have missed is why.
Apparently your hard earned cash-dollas want to say sorry. Money itself makes the first move and asks South Africans to accept its apology and rekindle their relationships and #startover with the help of 22seven.
I was sent this letter myself from 22seven just yesterday as well.
The amount of young people i see and know carrying immense debt at a young age scares me. And not student loan debt. Living beyond your means debt. I grew up in a family riddled with debt. My parents were not stupid, nor were they irresponsible. They just never had a financial education about the real life consequences of debt. I’m always been tight with my money, and i think that mentality is based on a fear of debt.
And that is why i feel financial education is important, to teach people the bad and the good about money. 22seven is a money management tool that helps you do more with your money. It helps you to clearly understand where your money is, in easily understandable graphs and visuals.
It’s a very cool app. Whether or not you feel you need help managing your money i recommend you have a look around. If not just to explore the tech behind it!
CLICK HERE to learn more about it.