POP Connect Networking.

Now that I am firmly ensconced in the country I am beginning to understand why I feel at home here, for I do not wish to be in the city where technology can whizz information around at the speed of light and yet the traffic moves at such a slow pace that it leaves a silver trail in its wake.

I have the best of both worlds here in the country as I can drive about most of the time as if I’m competing in the British F1 Grand Prix and yet, should I wish to make use of modern technology it is here, literally at my fingertips.

As some of my readers may have noticed my computer skills are fairly limited, although I surpassed myself with the previous blog which contained photographs which I had taken on my phone and then uploaded to my computer and thence to the blog. This may sound confusing to the younger folk who at this very moment are shouting, “you silly old duffer, you could have just uploaded straight from your phone to the blog.” I have no idea if this is possible but just put it in as it feels as if there was one process I could have taken out of the equation.

If I were born at a later time when they taught computer stuff at school I think I would have taken to it like a duck to water, but to quote another well known saying, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Were it the case that you could teach ageing dogs new tricks all of my blogs would be peppered with photographs, illustrations and useful links.

The subject for today’s blog was triggered by the fact that I am going to a meeting of POP Connect which I understand is a business networking organisation, already I can feel my palms getting sweaty for I am reluctant to drag myself into the modern world of corporate business.

In my youth I was in business, but in those days you didn’t have to network, you merely went into the family business, a bakers in my case and followed on in the footsteps of your father and his father before him. One opened a bakers shop, made some attractive bread, buns and cakes etc and placed them in the shop whereupon by some miracle which had nothing to do with networking, passers bye would enter the shop and purchase said items, it was all very simple.

When my father retired and we sold the business and I took the money and ran, starting my new career as an actor, where very little networking was involved, one turned up at an audition did your piece and buggered off. Some time later, perhaps after a recall you would be lucky enough to receive the good news that you had the job, together with the bad news that it was a profit share and if you were lucky you would just about cover the cost of your petrol, all a very long way from corporate networking.

I’m quite looking forward to tomorrow when I shall embroil myself in the modern world of business networking, after all I do have a business. I have two regular blogs, this one and Joe Wells of whom it has been said, both with the potential to gain income from advertising, I have a radio play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori, I have books for sale on Amazon, including The Plays Wot I Wrote, The Battle of Barking Creek, three children’s books, Nobby Brasso Football Star, Oliver the cat who went to the top of the world, Samantha’s fantastic space journey and three more in production.

Yes, I’m feeling quite positive about tomorrow and who knows, if in the future you find my blogs inundated with useful links to my websites, illustrations, photos and all the modern paraphernalia associated with a successful blog, it will all have been worthwhile.

 

 

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About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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