A page retires, a page is born

Earlier this month I announced that I was going to retire my Iceland Weather Report Facebook page. It so happened that the announcement came in the wake of a post that had attracted racist, hateful comments from a bunch of people who apparently were at their wits end...

All the notebooks

In Doris Lessing’s excellent novel The Golden Notebook, the main character, Anna, has four different notebooks in which she writes about the different aspects of her life. She struggles with this, and in the end somehow manages to combine the four different...

Would you friend your boss on Facebook?

I was reflecting today on how the line between social media and Real Life has become increasingly blurred over the last few years. When I first started blogging, back in 2004, I was intent on keeping my blog separate from my life. I made sure I didn’t use my...

The evolution of blogs

OK, we may as well start out with a wee confession: I’m a little bit intimidated by this new blog. Despite having written over 1,000 blog posts on my previous blog, to the point where I could write posts in my sleep, this slope here feels just a tad slippery....