I have not been writing for over a week now because I have been extremely busy to say the least. You can decide whether this is good or bad I guess. 😉
This was my schedule in the last week and a half:
Fly back from Germany, stay one day, fly to Faro in Portugal, get a car to go to Sevilla in Spain, stay in Sevilla for 2 nights, get back to Faro and then fly back to London. And then back in London I am currently trying to drum up business for my consulting services, expand the CorporateResponsibility.Net website and network, network, network!
Sounds like stress (which it is) but I LOVE IT!
I have some new development to talk about as well.
On the SustainabilityForum.com side have I now been able to use a new front page instead of a holding page. I used the WordPress Content Management System and simply copied the style and colour from the forum to create a somewhat look-alike of the vbulletin software in order to have it blend in when people visit the front page and then the forum subsequently.
Take a look if you like: SustainabilityForum.com
I also now have the possibility to provide a space for partners of the SustainabilityForum.com. This has always been missing.
I also have exciting news around my CorporateResponsibility.Net website. I managed to kick-start an interview series with leader in the CSR field. This means that I will conduct interviews with a number of organisations and individuals around a specific CSR topic specific to that company. The interviews series will start in the next few weeks and hopefully be very useful to everyone interested in CSR.
This week seems to go quite good so far. I am off to have a lunch meeting with a company today and my wife and I have an interesting meeting tomorrow evening. We will see how these two meetings will go.
Until then all the best,
Advance warning: It is already after midnight now so already apologies for my bad English, but I felt that I needed to write my next blog post before I am going to bed.
I have been in Berlin/Germany most of this week and helped out at the ILA exhibition where my parents had an exhibition stand to present the products they are selling in the aviation business. This meant that I was able to enjoy the great sunny weather we had here in the eastern parts of Germany where as in the western parts of Europe thunderstorms and rain pretty much ruined the week. This was a welcomed change to my regular business activities as well. But to be perfectly honest, I am also happy to get back to the things I love. And that is to build my consulting business and manage and develop my current websites.
This leads me nicely to the other developments of the week. After the exhibition today I went into Berlin City Centre to meet a pair of WordPress Designer and Programmers to discuss the update of this blog and the SustainabilityBlog.org. These two are running the business called GoYippie. Kati and Christian (the two people running goYippie) are really nice and highly competent people as far as I can tell. We talked extensively about my thoughts of redevelopment, agreed a fee for the redevelopment of this blog and I am really happy to have found two people that share my passion for this kind of topic such as sustainability and the important role of the web to promote sustainability across the globe.
The time plan is to have the new blog ready in 6-8 weeks so stay tuned to see the new and totally unique new design of this blog.
Once we have finished this redevelopment we are looking to update the SustainabilityBlog.org by giving it a brand new look and add some nice new features.
All the best,
The first meeting with members of the SustainabilityForum.com was very nice and productive Thursday.
The only thing was the venue. It was a little bit too noisy. So next time I will find a venue that is less crowded and where we have a better possibility to actually hear what the other person is saying and not have to shout in response. 🙂
I have also written several new blog posts.
The first is on stakeholder engagement and energy companies. That is a hot topic at the moment.
Here is the post:
Stakeholder Engagement and Energy companies
And the other one is on my top 5 environmental blogs on the web at the moment. These are my personal favourites and I usually visit these blogs regularly over the course of the week.
My top 5 environmental blogs
So have a good weekend everyone. Here in the UK we have a long weekend. Yippie!
I have uploaded two new pictures today. Thy are showing my lovely wife and myself. I just realized yesterday that I did not really have any pictures of myself on my blog. Silly me!
Here they are:
I am also going to go into London today to do two things.
Look at a MacBook. Yes, I am tempted to switch from a normal laptop to a MacBook. Just take a look. Isn’t it beautiful? MacBook. I will go into the Apple Shop and be really sceptic and see whether I still can not resist buying one. I won’t buy one today but maybe in a few months time. Who knows.
I will be staying in London for the evening because we have our first ever members meeting of people that are living in the London area and are registered on the SustainabilityForum.com. We will see how many people will turn up. 🙂
That’s all for now but I will keep you posted.
All the best,
I have had interesting two days and got a lot of work done.
Here is a quick wrap up.
Yesterday I have started using Twitter just out of curiosity and to my surprise found it really fun and a great way to connect with people in my network and to share news and ideas. So I decided to stick to Twitter and start building my network there, engage with global environmental/Sustainability twitter community and add my bit to the discussion. I found that there are a lot of people I know from somewhere on the internet already which makes it easier to start. I have also integrated my twitter dialog box on the top right hand corner of the blog for everyone to see what I doing at the moment. This is called twittering! I know weird expression. 🙂
This is my direct Twitter URL if you would like to join my Twitter network as a ‘follower’ i.e. read and get updates on what I am doing.
On my business side is it quite likely that I am getting my first job shortly. This might involve some consulting work on Corporate Responsibility. Lets hope it works out I will keep everyone informed.
I have also rewritten a lot of the PB Consulting website so why not take a look. My business concept has finally reached a stage where everything seems to fall in place and makes it easy to communicate what PB Consulting is all about.
Today has been really been a good day until I found out that Feedburner is having problems delivering blog updates to email subscribers over the last two days. I was starting wonder why my subscriber levels dropped by 50% yesterday on Sustainability.org and over 70% on CorporateResponsibility.net.
It seems that I am not the only one though and Feedburner is aware of it trying to fix it. Hopefully everyone will be able to receive blog updates starting from tomorrow again. Apologies for the inconvenience everyone.
At last the weekend is near and I am really looking forward to spend the time with my lovely wife Anne after she has been travelling non stop for the last two weeks.
All the best,