Author: rosiesherry

Powerhouses controlling all the links

An interesting read from Rand Fishkin: In the last five years, there has not been a single major website or dominant web property that has embraced, rewarded, or significantly grown their outlinking. We’ve reached an era of a less-connected web, a web focused on retaining users rather than sharing content. The blogosphere still holds on,

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Redefining what publishing ‘stuff’ means to me

Of course, tech changes constantly, there is no denying that. A while back Amy Hoy wrote about how blogs broke the web. Intercom have written about how they’ve killed their blog (in favour of structured content), but ironically are keeping the ‘blog’ URL. So many ‘blogs’ are started, then die just as quickly.  The pressure

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Focusing on the right or wrong things?

I may have just added another book to my pile of to read/buy stuff! If the most fundamental definition of design is to solve problems, why are so many people devoting so much energy to solving problems that don’t really exist? How can we get more people to look beyond their own lived experience? In

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Getting better at doing nothing and being me

I definitely want to get better at being more idle, less productive, and just being me. Overall I feel quite confident and calm about the direction I’m taking.  And whilst I may not ‘be bored’, I am personally trying and doing better at focusing on the things that matter to me. This is a nice

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Coaches for employees

For Ministry of Testing I’ve often thought about coaches for our team.  It’s not something I’ve managed to look into in detail, but interesting to see a company offer it as a service. Guided is the easiest way to offer high quality and affordable coaching to all of your employees – https://www.getguided.co/

Not all the tools in the box…

Stand-ups, planning, and retros are a tool and you should be putting a lot of thought into what tools you use. Source: https://medium.com/@jsonpify/you-dont-need-standup-9a74782517c1 It’s so easy to get carried away with doing all the things.  Often you forget about what you actually need.  At MoT we have very few meetings, once every week or two for

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Things they don’t teach you running a business by yourself

I should probably write one of these myself.  But for now, it’s nice reading it from someone else’s perspective. Yes, indie businesses are all the rage at the moment.  Little did I know I started one all those years back. One of the most hotly talked about topics in tech right now is starting an

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The Bullshit Web

So refreshing to read this.  Would it be possible to see a movement towards a minimalistic web? So, with an internet connection faster than I could have thought possible in the late 1990s, what’s the score now? A story at the Hill took over nine seconds to load; at Politico, seventeen seconds; at CNN, over thirty seconds. This is the bullshit web.

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