There’s three key issues. One, I need to simplify the massive range of media projects I’m doing or have dreamed up, and cut them back to what’s actually possible to achieve. Two, I have to find the right balance between income-generating media projects, purely playful or “public service” media projects which don’t earn money, and perhaps still a few geek-related things which do pay well. Three, how to reach this state of nirvana without pissing off clients or screwing up my cashflows.
Anyway, more on that anon.
Thanks to that Internet thing, I’ve found a few curious descriptions of me already. Can you provide any others?
These are all much better than what it says on About Stilgherrian, “a Sydney-based consultant working at the intersection of the Internet, media and information technology”.
- “Perhaps one of Australiaâ€™s best tech writers”, Duncan Riley.
- “Known to some as the Rove [McManus] of the Streaming Web”, Matthew Hodgson.
- “The Bert Newton of Aussie social media”, @paininthenet.
- One of “Australia’s most interesting Twitter users”, a “fiercely opinionated blogger and former broadcaster”, news.com.au.
- “Always charming & erudite”, Kate Carruthers, though Peter Black disagreed, claiming “‘offensive or provocative’ is a better fit”.
- “Serial pest”, Verity Pravda.
- “God amongst men”, Laurel Papworth
I don’t consider myself a “journalist”, but have sometimes used “writer”. I’ve never liked the word “blogger”. And none of those things really describe the full gamut of what I do anyway. But then, as I say, maybe the gamut is too wide.
So, what other descriptions of me can you remember seeing? How would you explain me to your friends?
[Photo: Stilgherrian photographed at Kelly’s On King by Miss Wired.]