Author Archive: Kim McAllister
Kim is a trained journalist who's moved into PR and communications. She set up Impact Online in early 2010 and since then has worked with numerous companies handling their PR, advising on their social media strategies and writing their brochures, websites and blogs.
1 It organises the noise
Once you’re following a few hundred people, your newsfeed is going to get very busy. You’re going to miss things. You might even get overwhelmed and be tempted to give up on Twitter entirely.
Listing allows you to segregate your newsfeed into bite-size chunks. You can list the people you follow according [...]
Exactly ten years ago Mark Zuckerberg launched thefacebook.com from his Harvard dorm. Now it has more active users than were even on the internet on that day: 1.23 billion.
Although there has been the inevitable backlash and reports of teenagers abandoning the network ‘in their droves’, I, for one, cannot imagine life without it.
For one thing, [...]
I had plans to go for a run tonight – especially after my 6-months-pregnant friend Sarah informed me she was off to the gym – but I didn’t.
I had a deadline for a 5000 word report and spent so long after dinner tweaking the design and layout that it was suddenly 9.20pm and too late [...]
Last week it took me three whole days to recover from my first Metafit class. I had bruises on my knees, elbows and back; my thigh muscles felt like they’d shrunk inside my body and my arms were so sore I could hardly lift a toothbrush.
Today I had a meeting at 3 o’clock which accidentally [...]
If this is where I got to work out every day, then every month would be a Janathon.
Gleneagles hotel is one of my favourite places in the world and it was a pleasure to get up on Sunday morning and head to the gym with two friends.
I ran, cross-trained, cycled and spent a good ten [...]
….throw your fists up, come on with me….
I was really interested to hear this week that learning music improves a child’s IQ because I’ve always known it’s a magical thing.
No matter what emotional turmoil I’m going through, music will always make me feel better. When I’m knackered it perks me up, when I’m stressed it [...]
Like a martyr I went out for a run for Janathon day 22, despite six bruises and what feels like deep tissue damage caused by last night’s Metafit.
It was a short run, only 15 minutes, not quite two miles, in the drizzle and wind with broken headphones.
I’m really sad my headphones are broken, but they [...]
Tonight’s Janathon workout totally compensated for two days’ absence through illness. I. Am. Beat.
Tonight I tried Metafit. I wasn’t entirely sure what it was or what to expect… if you’ve heard of Tabata it’s very similar. You do an exercise at maximum capacity for 18 seconds then rest for 18 seconds. That bit was good. [...]
Janathon days 19 and 20 were written off thanks to the sickness bug that’s been doing the rounds.
I had planned to go for a run on Sunday night and was looking forward to it. I find running at the end of the day easier and I knew we’d have a lovely big lunch to fuel [...]
Finally! A decent workout!
This morning we were up early and headed to Duthie Park – which, for once, was not windy. In fact it was a lovely, still, sunny day and the temperature was 6 degrees according to the car. I put my son in the Superbuggy (it was fixed with Porsche parts!) and ran [...]