Become more efficient type Colemak or Dvorak

This blog post has taken me a lot longer to type because I am not typing on a qwerty keyboard.

It’s well know that the qwerty keyboard was designed not to be efficient for typing but to stop the old mechanical typewriters jamming.

The Dvorak keyboard quite well known as an alternative keyboard and Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic is famous user and promoter of Dvork although he has said that he would probably go for Colemak if he was to start again. So I am giving it a go.

I have ordered my colmak stickers on ebay although currently I am using this Colemak printout.

For more information on Colemak see

Or maybe this is the future:

Say thank you every day

I blogged about Chris Williams Goal Setting course recently and another habit he shared with us with how he shows gratitude daily.

Chris sends a written thank you card and sends in the post every day to someone who has helped him or who has become a customer.

Inspired by this I sent Chris a thank you card and tweeted me as below:

Chris Williams on Twitter

New Staffordshire Marketing Academy Podcasts on UKNetcasts

As part of the build up of the next Staffordshire Marketing Academy (Staffs MA) event Action for Business Live 3 on 30 March 2012 I have recorded a series of podcast interviews with the members of StaffsMA to find out what makes them passionate about StaffsMA and business in Staffordshire.

The podcast is available on iTunes (and other podcatchers) but all of the latest interviews are also available embedded on the individual post on UKNetcasts:

StaffsMA interview with Nicola Green at Cyberzia
StaffsMA interview with John Capper
StaffsMA interview with Caroline Law
StaffsMA interview with Damian Brittleton Revive Creative

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