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Archive for November, 2008

I have Just seen a video of Edwardian London on this new newspaper site and thank Nick the author for bringing it to my attention.

Take a look below and see the delightful Edwardian London and those happy smiley faces 🙂

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Just got this in my emails:-

My Friend,

From the time I entered the Naval Academy at age seventeen I have been privileged and honored to serve my country.

Vote Throughout my years of service, I’ve been faced with challenges where I could have taken the easy way out and given up. But I’m an American and I never give up. Instead, I choose to show courage and stand up and fight for the country I love. Today, I am asking you to stand with me and to fight for our country’s future.

Our country faces enormous challenges and our next president must be ready to lead on day one. My lifetime of experience has prepared me to lead our great nation. I’m prepared to bring solutions to our economic challenges, bring our troops home in victory and improve our nation’s healthcare system.

Time and time again, my country has saved my life and I owe her more than she has ever owed me. I have chosen to show my gratitude through a life of service to our country and tomorrow, you will have a choice before you.

I humbly ask you to make the choice that will allow me to serve my country a little while longer by casting your vote to elect me as your next President of the United States.

Finally, I ask that you never forget that much has been sacrificed to protect our right to vote. We must never forget those Americans who, with their courage, with their sacrifice, and with their lives, have protected our freedom. It is my great hope that you will exercise your right to vote as an American tomorrow.

I thank you for your kind support, your dedication to our cause, and most importantly I thank you for your vote.

With sincere appreciation,


John McCain

Errr John, I am a Brit, I live in France..sorry, no can do…

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Stop the bus, the Tour is off

For those of you reading this, it is tough for me to write, however, the secret I had been planning has been shelved, due to the recession and incompetence.  I had planned to host a tour of the UK (then USA) in theblogbus. The bus was to be provided and supported by a World leading transport company, we hoped to visit every major city and explain just how blogging and social media can help the general public.  The challenges were huge but the coverage fuelmyblog would have gained would have been enormous.  All users would have benefitted.  We had signed up a couple of well known celeb’s, the Government, some huge online companies and two of the World’s largest technology companies.

Unfortunately, after spending three to four solid months on the project, the company pulled out at the last minute.  This has let a handful of global companies down.  Thankfully, the contacts at these organisations are keen to continue working with me and fuelmyblog and I will revisit the tour idea shortly, with someone able to deliver.

For the corporate, I suspect this was a project that the employees probably felt they had to put time into, the only person really understanding the value was the board member that signed it off.  In any case, I have had a large portion of my working year put aside, the costs are huge both in a personal, financial and business level.  It was set to be a fantastic event, it still will be, only next time, I will choose the company wisely, I want to work with a company that understands the internet, the value of meeting the public (their customers) and the value of 5m unique visitors per day – even if the tour is not part of their bread and butter.

Ok back to fuelmyblog.  There are plenty of products to test out now, one to note, the King of Shaves Azor, we are hoping to tie up a lot of companies over the next few weeks to ensure the bloggers get a flow of great products.   We are also bringing out a new feature very shortly, this will be very exciting for us and hopefully enable our users and friends to interact more on the site.

Sorry to have been away for a while, things have been busy here, trying to catch up 🙂

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