Contact & Connect
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If you’d rather stalk me for a while first then you may or may not find this interesting…
Social Networking Policy:
Below I set out how I use networking websites so that no-one is offended if I don’t friend, connect to or follow them.
I regard Twitter as a communication free for all. I can listen to whoever I like, talk to whoever I like and broadcast to anyone that will listen. Feel free to follow me and I will follow back if I find you interesting.
- You live locally to me i.e. you live along the general M4 corridor area of the UK
- You are a recruiter or internet researcher
- You work in Social Media or are passionate about it
- You share one of my passions, like cheese eating, knitting, Star Trek watching or tea drinking
- You are funny or otherwise interesting
You may find that I still don’t follow you back. If I look at your profile and you are simply broadcasting your thoughts or blog posts without engaging in conversation, I am unlikely to follow you. If you feel I have missed you (I’m only human after all) feel free to send me a @reply and I’ll follow you.
Generally, I don’t like to connect to people that I haven’t met in person or at least had conversations with over the ‘phone, IM or Twitter. So if you are sending me an invite, make sure you send me a message telling me why you want to connect. This message needs to better than “We are both members of ‘insert group name here’.”
I also have profiles on Xing and Naymz, where the same rules apply as for LinkedIn
I generally like to have laid eyes on people that I ‘friend’ on Facebook and be invested in my relationship with that person. If we haven’t met in person I am unlikely to accept you as a friend on Facebook.
I usually conduct a little thought experiment – Would I hug this person if I saw them in the street? If the answer is yes, you’ll probably get friended.
I have decided to add this location based service to my policy as I am using it more and more. I also get lots of friend requests from people that I have never met or interacted with before.
My general rule of thumb is that if I’ve met you more than once before and would like to meet up for a coffee if we were in the same neighbourhood, I’ll accept your foursquare friend request. There are one or two people that I would really like to meet, but haven’t yet, that I have accepted, but they are a rarity.
If you have any questions about what I do, feel free to get in touch by email (form at the top of this page) and start a conversation.