Keeping Abreast of the Fabulous

All right, even I am having difficulty at times keeping up with all the news, so if I repeat something here, it just means you’re paying attention, well done, here’s a cookie! Soon I have to leave the glories of Alba for the um, gories? of Albany. Alas. Which means I have to figure out…

Branding Redux

One outcome of this weekend that was mostly frittered away in drinking and laughing with friends (fair enough, eh?) and eating bacon (mmmmm, bacon) was that I had a brain storm of an idea for the elusive branding concept. As I have mentioned before here, the concept of branding your work to establish a clear…

Social Media Breakfast–Tech Valley

Yesterday morning, much too early, I headed downtown to the Capital Rep Theatre, host of that morning’s Social Media Breakfast for the Tech Valley region. The lovely picture is from the CapRep stage: they’re currently deep into Shear Madness. Great set, eh? The featured speaker was Justin R. Levy, a PR/social media maven, who live-tweeted…

Branding: Medievalist

Yes, the third prong of my branding identity, such as it is, has to be me the medievalist. I realise that all of my many attempts at branding only make it clearer that I have weird and esoteric tastes that resist any attempt to brand me for a potential audience. At least “medieval” is surely…

Branding: Popular Culture and New Media

I’ll blog later about today’s class (featuring Texas Chainsaw Massacre and feminist film critique), but for the moment (and that’s about all I have) I want to get back to the difficult task of “branding” as we have come to call it. While I’m still resisting the labeling, I am trying to be more conscious…

Branding Myself: Finnish

I’m trying to think about several angles for the “branding” idea, which I must admit still makes me a tad uncomfortable. I revile the forces of capitalist consumption in its may destructive forms, so I rebel at the idea of turning myself or my book into a product. However, I am well aware of the…