This website is my blog which will be a potpourri of digital marketing, music, travel, adult education and technical support-based “how-to” articles and videos. It is certainly not a commercial website, I am not selling you anything here, but I must warn you that links from it to my commercial websites are.
I am sure that is self-explanatory, but I am required by law to draw your attention to the privacy and policy sections on this website. I am a good guy and very transparent with it. Furthermore, I take your data so seriously I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK as a Data Controller. You can see my registration online by going to; https://ico.org.uk/ESDWebPages/Entry/ZA495693 and there I am large as life. I am required to follow explicit privacy regulation protecting you and your data. While we are on the subject of proof, my company details can be viewed at, https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/11821481. Finally, my UK Trademark can be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/search-for-trademark.
I am a real person. Let me tell you about my qualifications too. At the time of writing this article in June 2020, I am halfway through my Undergraduate BSc. (Honours) Degree in Computing and IT with the Open University. I have a Diploma (Distinction) in Entrepreneurial Studies 2014 and a Diploma (Distinction) in Internet Marketing 2015. In 2016 I gained OCR/RSA Certificates for Microsoft Office Programs (Level One and Two), Business Studies and ITQ, (10 certificates in all).
All of this is not to brag, but to show I am a real person who is genuinely in a continuous re-training cycle. The blog is here for you to keep an eye on what I am up to. Now more importantly, what can this blog, or me, do for you.
I am hoping that to start with, this blog will be motivation to those who want to try something new, but probably thought they had perhaps missed the boat. That is simply not true. Let me give you an example. At secondary school, I hated maths. Trigonometry and Logarithm tables, algebra, I did not see the appeal and as a result, attained mediocre GCO O Level examination results.
Imagine my horror to find that the second module of my degree course was mathematics at University level. However, after getting a bit of confidence by doing a couple of free Open Learn maths courses, I attained a distinction result at the end of the module.
The point is I soaked up the information and am thoroughly enjoying the experience. The degree course is part-time, I spend the rest of my time using three other resources. The first is www.udemy.com, I have been a student of theirs, for several years and have enrolled in 143 courses at the time of writing. Whenever I need to learn something new, it is a sure bet that Udemy will have a course on it.
The second resource has been mentioned before. It is Open Learn at https://www.open.edu/openlearn/. Here you will find free courses which are designed to formally introduce you to subjects in preparation for further academic study with the Open University.
The third and final resource I use is Daniel Walter Scott’s https://www.bringyourownlaptop.com/ Adobe Creative Suite courses. Daniel is an Adobe Certified instructor and a talented designer in his own right. There is a small monthly fee to access the courses on the “Bring Your Own Laptop,” (BYOL) website. Some of these courses are on Udemy as well. If you subscribe to Adobe Creative Suite, I recommend Daniel.
My blog can be a useful resource or an interesting read for some. I hope you find it useful.