Thursday, November 12, 2009

PR OPPORTUNITY - Making the best of it

The Telegraph has kindly published a list of:

Best Green websites

Oddly was not in the top 10... of green websites. For shame.

I have, however, done the next best thing... blagged!

So far... poll position.

PR OPPORTUNITY - Here come de judge

Like I always say, as he asked...

'Take a look at Mashable’s list of 75 green tweets and see how many you would really want in your Twitter window every day.'

Green web awards: upwards, onwards

I was grateful for that list, and pleased to add a few more I did not already have.

But you are right, a few really didn't seem to float my boat at all. Not to say some were not sincere or well done, but I found many that resided at the two extremes that frustrate me most (other than the two at each end of (A)GW), either preaching to a very faithful hairshirt flock in such a way as to repel 'liter' greens still keen to find out and change, to high-end fashionistas way above my pay grade. I am more Fiesta Family on a Friday Tesco run for the whole week rather than Prius Person using the wicker basket bike to get organic veg for a dinner do at the weekend Devon retreat.

Personally (and flying a wee selfish, self-promo flag here), I think (and hope) the future is in the hands of those who seek to inspire rather than hector, reward rather than punish and educate/entertain rather than strike fear or promote guilt.

It's a great world. We should enjoy every moment of making it even better, even when we are rolling up our sleeves to help support it while in need.

Thinking back, I believe I entered Hope this little effort hasn't scr*wed our chances

Not a lot, little 'Ern, not a lot

A wee while ago I raised the notion of 'Survival of the Selfish'

This is a worthy evolutionary addition to that:

What use is evolution to environmentalists?

The question of course depends on what aspect of environmentalism one is referring to, but outside of nature's self (as far is she is able without man's malign influence)-regulation, if it's to do with the bigger picture of (A)GW and various global hoo-haas/negotiations I fear that is a boat long since sailed.

There is a certain irony that, to read the full text, you have to pay. That is life, if not one Nature had factored in, perhaps.

The TOL Bar - e-will

Still grappling with an unhealthy addiction to twitter.

It's just that it... is... so... darn... useful for new info, usually linked.

Soooo hard to resist.

And, often, soooo hard not to either RT or draft a reply, which with a total of 140 characters (inc. original) can be a challenge; one that takes time.

But I know it is detracting from here.

The solution, I think is a compromise (for now): I'll keep up with both, but cut down on the rehashing (#re - that is more apt than you think) as frankly a lot of folk just shunt the same info or opinion around endlessly, and try and focus on adding value.

I cannot claim to get hold of much original 'news', so this means, mainly, data and/or ideas.

As here, in the latest 'Thinking Out Loud" label post.

It has been inspired by this:

What happens to email after you die

Inspired but, ironically, little actually to do with its main premise, more on personal privacy.

I'm thinking the 'cost' of online existence.

Already, I daily 'enjoy' gigabytes of stuff flowing in, much of which I don't even look at at all much less skip. I tend to keep 'em all 'cos I'm hoarder by nature, but also the 'missing the nugget in the tailings' fear. I should cancel many... most, but don't. Just in case. And, heck, they might appreciate the numbers on the ratings board.

But what about when I pop off or, as seems more likely, one day suffer info overload rage and decide to really get back to my shed and hope a passing airship full of VCs and journalists passes over head and sees my latest creation?

Plugs may well get pulled, but I doubt that much will happen to the outpouring, though the size of in-box caches may well eventually lead to a blockage. Maybe even a 'full' sign that properly washed mailings will pick up on and self-cancel.

But for the rest...?

Maybe the creation of some kind of e-will of things to cancel might leave a legacy that helps the planet as well, if in a small way? It might need some effort to set up and carry out, plus the scary notion of post-mortem access to passwords, but I wonder if it may be worth it?