This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.
If I say something stupid on this site… know that I hold the intellectual copyright on said stupidity. Challenge me, call me an idiot but the stupidity is MINE!
Otherwise, there isn’t much you should know about me. I’m a web nerd, have travelled Europe and used to blog everything. Since then I’ve gotten smarter. And for a ‘nerd’ I surprisingly understand what most people, Joe and Jane Average, want. I do not live just Tech.
From early 2010 I was Product Manager at Rogue Network Solutions, a stealth startup specialized in search engine development and verticals, creator of Recipe Finder. My recent, 21st Century professional background lies in publishing online and social media.
I was a latecomer to the bogging party after having sent newsletters, roundmails to keep my friends updated about my wander in life. Once I started blogging in late 2005, I quickly got the hang of it and became a paid blogger, writing for Jack of all Blogs Within the shortest time I managed to keep the fire between B5Media and the 9rules team going. And created several posts predicting what was bound to happen in the small Circle of Jerks around these networks and Splashpress Media. It was no surprises that soon I had become editor of several Splashpress blogs and suffered a blogging burnout almost as quickly.
Early 2009 I became CEO at Splashpress Media, AKA Chief Strategist, and ‘Emeritus’ Editor of BloggingPro, one of the longest standing news sites about blogging software and have regularly guest lectured about all things blogging, online publishing and social media, at universities across the UK. I am known as a no BS author, I prefer to think of myself as online columnist, not a reporter. My main topics of interest are
blogging online publishing, Apple and tech in general.
I do not hesitate to call out bloggers to raise their game because only if we work hard at improving our standards, will blogging be considered a competitor to Old Media.
You don’t need to be the best writer to be a successful blogger but you do need to write a ‘column’ with every single piece you write.
If you don’t want to improve yourself with every entry and simply follow the advice of ‘How to blog and get rich quickly blogs’, there’s is no escape to the words of Paul Boutin:
Writing a weblog today isn’t the bright idea it was four years ago. The blogosphere, once a freshwater oasis of folksy self-expression and clever thought, has been flooded by a tsunami of paid bilge. Cut-rate journalists and underground marketing campaigns now drown out the authentic voices of amateur wordsmiths. It’s almost impossible to get noticed, except by hecklers. And why bother? The time it takes to craft sharp, witty blog prose is better spent expressing yourself on Flickr, Facebook, or Twitter.
Here on iFranky I share my opinions on the state of blogging, where bloggers go wrong and occasionally I even share some insight in my personal life. As mentioned before, I am not the best author but do understand how both tech minds and ‘the plebs’ think. I pride myself on being a free thinker and needing very little time to understand what new evolutions could implicate. You can easily follow my featured recent writings here.
iFranky also has a collection of quotes, interesting thoughts, mainly about online journalism and the online life in general, I find elsewhere.
I write in my fourth language. Get off my back.