• Laptop with website statistics for GDPR post

    GDPR is coming! Why the panic?

    If you haven’t yet heard of GDPR then you are one of a very lucky few! Businesses are being made more accountable on the collection and handling of our personal data like getting explicit consent for marketing communication. It’s been on the horizon for quite some time. I’ve even been lucky enough to do the terrible training at work – where you are forced to click progress points – before going on maternity leave. With the deadline of tomorrow, this last week has seen a flurry of ironic emails in my inbox asking for consent to continue getting emails! However, I find those informing me of privacy policy updates more…

  • Different social media icons to illustrate social media blackout - facebook, pinterest, youtube, twitter, instagram, google plus, rss feeds

    Why The Temporary Social Media Blackout and Announcement?

    I’ve noticed a growing trend in people giving up* social media for a short period of time, like a month or so, usually because it’s time-consuming and they’re neglecting the real world. To top things off, many make an announcement before their temporary exit leading to lots of interaction which they ignore because it would be ironic spend time responding. *deleting/deactivating their account rather than just not using it I may be revealing too much of my cynical side here but wouldn’t it be more beneficial in the long term to disassociate permanently or make some changes to minimise time spent on it? The term “conscious uncoupling” springs to mind…

  • Canva Android App Start - The Growing Mum

    Canva Android App is Here

    I am ecstatic that the Canva android app is finally here. The website has been crucial to me but I needed something that I could with on the go. A phone app for designing graphics is a must as finding time to sit at a PC is tricky with a toddler.  The free apps I’ve tried so far do not get the end result I want without a lot of effort.  So you can imagine my excitement when the pop up appeared informing me of the impending arrival of an android app. The Good You can create quick designs on-the-go with more than 60,000 templates to choose from covering social…