Bloggers Wednesday: David

Yup this time we have a boy blogger rather than a girl blogger – so be nice!

What’s your name?
David Lurie (or Sir) ((or yes, Master, but only Igor calls me that))

Where do you live (country is fine)?
Pretty Much Dead Centre on a map of London

Where do you blog?
I blog for (my personal and comedy blog), (my business and training blog) and for the Guardian. I’m currently in negotiation to join a VERY high profile international magazine as a blogger but don’t want to name it yet.

What made you start blogging?
Originally it was part of my marketing strategy, then when I split the blog into two separate sites it half became about marketing and half became talking about things that made me laugh.

How long have you been blogging? Has it always been in the same place?
I did blog YEARS ago for livejournal but it was a joke blog and unfortunately got taken seriously and got me into some trouble. No more story to that!

WordPress, Blogger or other?

Do you have a day job or is blogging your main thing?
I do indeed have a day job: I’m the managing director of a training company

Do you have specific blogs that inspire you?
LOADS! The Bloggess, A Life in Translation, More is Better, Mental Poo (NSFW in places), Pipe Dreams and Professions, Hacked Off Flack, Newsvetter, Hyperbole and a Half, The Oatmeal and xkcd inspire me on the personal/comedy side.

(If you want to read one of all those start with Pipe Dreams and Professions – I am biased because I read it too but go for it you’ll like it!)

On the business side the list gets a bit long, but I’d have to say Anthony Tjan and Peter Bregman’s HBR Blogs, the Association for Psychological Science, the British Psychological Society blogs (especially Occupational Digest), Ben Goldacre’s Bad Science, Laura’s Psychology Blog, Research Blogging- Psychology, Richard Wiseman’s Blog, Seth Godin’s Blog, The Essential Read, The Situationist (sometimes), Wired Science (sometimes).

If you could ask me one question (and I answer it) What would it be?

How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood? And NO GUESSING – I expect to see the workings in full.

Piece of advice for bloggers out there?
Be true to yourself and ignore any criticism you get (if 99.999% of people in the world hate your blog and 0.001% read it, you’d have one of the most popular blogs in the world)

In answer to David’s question:
How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood? And NO GUESSING – I expect to see the workings in full.

If he could chuck wood, the woodchuck would chuck as much as he could!



(I know really this should have been posted this morning because of it being Wednesday but this week hasn’t been a normal one!)

This entry was posted in Uncategorised.

Leave a Reply