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Want to get over 100 followers for your new brand on Facebook? Use this completely white-hat strategy to get real, engaged and relevant followers quickly.

Forget about the number

The first step to gaining your first 100 followers is to forget about the number. I used the example of 100 above as it’s a realistic target to reach in a few days, but depending on your niche and how much you scale this approach this number could be 1000 or 10,000. The most important point of the title of this article isn’t the number, it’s words. Two words in fact; Genuine followers.

Followers is just a number, and if all you’re focused on is seeing 10,000 followers on your Facebook page, and are willing to get there at any cost, then that’s fine. The only reward you’ll get thinking like that is a nicely stroked ego. If you’re in this to build an online business out of a brand then you need people following your page who will be engaged with you. …

A first hand account of life under nationwide quarantine.

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A normally bustling street in Fuengirola, Malaga. Credit: Author

Three days ago, seemingly following the actions of nearby Italy, Spain announced a state of emergency (estado de alarma) and along with it, sweeping new measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Measures never seen before in a democratic country in peacetime, unilateral restrictions on the free movement of citizens.

In this post I’ll share some of my first hand accounts of life in lockdown.

How we got here

People here have been glued to the news for some time now and have talked of little else apart from coronavirus for over a week. A nervous tension has been slowly building, after watching the drastic actions of Italy, the first European country to impose nationwide restrictions to combat the virus, the feeling that a dark storm was coming was growing every day. …

Depression, anxiety and failure. Why I gave up working from home after a year.

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Photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash

Whenever I would tell anyone who works a regular nine-to-five grind after a daily commute that I worked from home eighty percent of the time, I was almost always met with a mixture of mild jealousy and claims of how wonderful it must be to have the opportunity to work from home every day.

Working from home certainly does have some significant upsides. No commuting into the office probably being one of the biggest benefits and more flexibility around working hours, not being tied to the office routine, not having to wear pants. It all sounds like a dream.

Be careful what you wish for.

How a change in circumstances forced me to open my mind to drink alternatives, with surprising results.

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I am someone who enjoys indulging in a cold beer most days. By most days, I mean pretty much all days. My relationship with alcohol is a complicated one, and one I need to look at hard at in the future, but that’s the subject of another post. For me, drinking beer is not simply about consuming the substance, but an integral part of my life. I grew up in the UK and during my twenties lived a life in London where the drinking culture was in full swing. Going to the pub was, and continues to be a part of my daily routine. It’s not uncommon for British people to have this kind of attachment to drinking. …

From Procrastination to Productivity: What I learned from moving from my home office to working in local coffee shops

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Over the past few years I’ve managed to steer my career to a point which has meant I can spend more time working from home and less time interacting face-to-face with clients. Six years ago this led me to move from my home country, the UK, to the south of Spain and enjoy a lifestyle that suits me.

Whilst I still have to endure a fair bit of international travel, I find myself with considerable stretches of time working remotely from home on client projects. …

With a government in deadlock and a nation polarized at the core, it’s the only endgame we’ve got.

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Most British people will remember well the morning of the 24th June 2016. After a long period of fierce campaigning, the people of the United Kingdom had voted and the results were in. Over fifty-one percent of the country had voted to leave the European Union. People stared at their televisions in disbelief, even the majority of leave voters never actually expected the vote to go in their favour. …

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As lawmakers begin to regulate online companies, what does this mean for innovation and creativity on the Internet?

Twenty-five years ago I landed my first job in IT working for an Internet service provider in the UK. At the time I didn’t understand the first thing about the industry or what type of career I wanted to carve out for myself, I just knew that I had a passion for computers and technology and it fascinated me.

Most people don’t remember what the Internet was like back then, in fact most people didn’t even realize there was an Internet. This was back in the day when people were just adjusting to the idea of being able to make a telephone call with a mobile device, you read your news in a newspaper, and your ‘social network’ was the people that you hung out with in the pub. …


Craig Dunn

Software Engineer, Consultant, Writer

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