Posts by Hamish58 111
April 22, 2020
Kia Ora, from New Zealand, Friends and Colleagues,I often see on chat and in questions people looking for advice and help on Niches, so I thought how great it would be to have a kind of One Stop Shop Niche thread here.So I am inviting anyone and everyone to contribute in the comments with any resource links that you know that have anything to do with niche selection or effectiveness or exploitability.I have gathered together a few resources here (written by our own community members) that I ha
April 21, 2020
Kia Ora, from New Zealand Friends and ColleaguesToday I have been here for exactly 100 days with WA. This is my 80th Blog Post on here and my time as a newbie is best described in my post saddens me when I see stories on here of people quitting, or planning to quit or despairing at stunts like Amazon's recent affiliate commission cuts.So I wanted to offer some thought to those who are at or near that point and ask you to read th
Kia Ora, from New Zealand Friends and Colleagues.In the last episode of my series of stories of a young soldier's life I told you about my 4 years in Berlin. But what I didn't tell you is that for my last 6 months between February and October 1988 I left the city to go on a roulement tour to Belize in Central America.Another AdventureI was going to be the Force Signals Officer on a base that was effectively a light Task Force equipped with 5 Hawker Harrier Jets, Wessex and Gazelle Helicopters
April 20, 2020
Kia Ora, from New Zealand, friends and colleagues,Something a bit different tonight.......Creative WritingSome years ago I attended a residential creative writing course in a 16th century Mansion in Cheshire in the UK. The course was facilitated by a published author, Margaret Graham, who had 12 novels to her name at that stage, and who has taught, coached and mentored, countless budding authors in her long writing career.I was reminded of one of her taught techniques today, when reading someo
Kia Ora, from New Zealand, friends and colleaguesIn this post I will complete my story of my 4 years in Berlin, having left you, in the last episode, just as I arrived in this democratic city, trapped 200km inside communist East Germany.How I LivedBerlin at that time was like no other place that I had lived before or have lived since. The only time I drove my car again after arriving was to transit down the controlled corridor to get to West Germany, or to return, which was infrequently. Public
Kia Ora, from New Zealand Friends and ColleaguesThe WallTwo GermanysWelcome back to Part The 7th of my journey through life as a young British Soldier and more recently as a young British Officer. Today I tell the story of how I arrived in Berlin during the Cold War when Germany was two countries, the German Democratic Republic (GDR - East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG - West Germany)The Wall Goes upOn 13th of August 1961, East German Border guards and GDR combat soldiers,
April 16, 2020
Kia Ora, from New Zealand friends and colleagues, Welcome to my 75th WA Blog100,000 words - 95 DaysIt is with both relief and excitement that I am able to report this evening, having just completed part one, of a two part blog, on my years in Berlin during the Cold War, for my Baby Boomer Blog, that I have, with 5 days to spare, completed 100,000 words in 95 days of WA membership.Statistics95 days membership100,000 words of keyword rich content73 articles posted3 websites established indexed an
April 14, 2020
DISCLOSURE:Because this very famous poem appears everywhere on nthe internet the WA Blog 👮‍♀️ Police would of course not publish it. So I assembled it on here and then utilised the training from Jay last weekend to do screen shots, cut and reassemble to be able to publish on WA.The poem of course is well past copyright restrictions a long time ago. This was a great homework exercise Thanks Jay🧐
Kia Ora, from New Zealand Friends and Colleagues Welcome to part the 6th in my continuing story of a young soldier who on his journey punctuated with adventure will come to the point of being an old soldier. Yes I offer you more memories of a veteranGoodbye Germany... For NowAfter 2 years of waiting for the Warsaw Pact to attack, mercifully, they never did, I learned my trade as a young officer. These two years included a lot of fun as well, as soldiering, such as travel all over Western Europe
Kia Ora, From New Zealand friends and colleagues.Today marks exactly 90 days since I accidentally stumbled on a link that brought me to WA.Yes 90 days ago I was a newbie, and now I am a newbie with 90 days knowledge and experience of WA, and what it can offer to anyone willing to exploit, this offer, to the best of their own abilities.ContextI am 61 years old and I am just one year away (May 2021) from the end, of what will be a relatively successful, 46 year career, in an IT and Communication