Sunday, December 04, 2011
Sunday, January 31, 2010
So Much Changes...
Almost a year ago, Black Saturday and the associated bushfires changed Victoria Australia forever.
It also changed my direction entirely.
In those six weeks of the Victorian bushfires, I ended up suddenly having to learn to use social media, first to help my niece, then my state. On Twitter, as @geehall1, I became a relayer of emergency and CFA information.
In the months after that, I turned to the social aspect of social media as part of the Tweetupmellers/Twums tweetup, becoming a video interviewer and delving into producing video content from those interviews.
One year later, the @geehall1 social media properties include accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed, identi.ca and Plurk, to varying degrees.
In the end, a whole new direction was taken.
That has meant my Terrorgard serial was postponed to an undefined later date.
Boy, what a difference a year made, especially when I look at the last sentence of the post I did almost exactly one year ago.
Yesterday, January 29 2010, I finally added two dotcom domains to the list.
With a greater profile in social media and a following of over 500 on Twitter, there's a lot of potential and a few opportunities yet to explore. I consider it an ongoing journey worth following, which may help things with my novels a bit further down.
In the meantime, there's still geehall.blogspot.com and geehall1.blogspot.com, used for tech/social media and bushfire/emergency blogging respectively on a non-specific schedule.
For near-daily stuff on tech/social media and the rest of my social media endeavors, there's now also georgehallonline.com and www.geehall1.com.
And it's a whole new year AGAIN.
Let's see where it takes us.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Back to Blogging...
Since my last blog post, the free ebook idea for "A Question of Theories" has actually borne some results, and it is effectively a little sleeper hit. I posted, almost a year ago, versions of the novel to Memoware, Feedbooks, Scribd and a couple more sites. Memoware alone has now reached well over 3,000 copies downloaded, Scribd has been viewed 700 times, Feedbooks nudging around 400, while the remainder add perhaps another hundred or so.
Not bad for around seven or eight months.
There seems to have been a bit of a spike in downloads of it in the months before the American Presidential Election.
As an interesting aside...one of Australia's morning shows aired a "blooper" reel of Dubbya's best lines. Anyone watching this would have agreed...Dubbya has a great future ahead of him as a comedian.
President Obama keeps his Blackberry, although he's probably had to put up with a few high-level security additions to it. But it's good seeing a Prez who knows his way around social networking and gadgets.
I gotta admit, although I just recently got an iPhone on a two-year plan, I'm looking forward to seeing the Palm Pre when it hits Australia.
It's a whole new year.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Blood Of The Terrorgard Chapter Five - iPaper
From next chapter onwards, I'll be merely posting the link to the scribd hosted iPaper chapters, so the main blog page isn't over-burdened with longer loading times.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I've since uploaded A Question of Theories to iPaper and can now allow a free version of the book.
A Question of Theories is still for sale through Lulu, so I'm using the free version to help promote it.
I've also started uploading the first chapter of Blood Of The Terrorgard to this format, and within a few weeks, I'll start placing iPaper versions here on this blog.
It's a nice way to read an ebook.