About

 

CalvinSquare.jpgHello there, and welcome to my personal Blog where I prattle on about anything and everything that takes my fancy.

I’m a freelance writer and online content specialist by trade — and also offer online training programmes in digital content marketing through my Digital Marketing Success website. In my “spare time” (ahem) I run Ireland’s largest and fastest growing wildlife and nature website.

I’ve been lucky enough to co-author two high-profile books on Digital Marketing — “Understanding Digital Marketing” and “The Best Digital Marketing Campaigns in the World” — both published by London based publisher Kogan Page.

Based in beautiful West Cork in the south of the Republic of Ireland I feel very privileged to work from home doing what I love over the internet — despite the ongoing challenges of access to broadband in rural Ireland (don’t get me started on that topic)!

This site is predominantly a “sounding board” — providing me with an informal, non-work-based platform to rant about anything that takes my fancy, although it will loosely focus on my freelance writing, my interest in photography, wildlife and the ongoing trials, triumphs and tribulations of running a small business(es) in rural Ireland.

I hope you enjoy visiting, and look forward to reading your comments and feedback soon.

Cheers,

Calvin!

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  13 Responses to “About”

  1. Good stuff here Calvin, really enjoy checking in from time to time. I found the blog only a few weeks back and empathise with you when you say west cork is beautiful I know what you mean – i’m next door in the Kingdom, loving every minute.

    all the best

    Vinny Hyland

  2. Thanks Vinny,

    Glad to hear you enjoy the blog. Apologies for not responding sooner — been a bit hectic around here lately (so what’s new?).

    Interesting site you have — I’m really into wildlife myself, and studied Marine Biology at Liverpool. Used to write for Wild Ireland before its untimely demise, and I write a weekly wildlife profile for the back page of Ireland’s Own.

    I recently acquired http://www.irelandswildlife.com and http://www.irelandsnature.com — nothing on them yet, but time permitting there will be soon.

    Cheers,

    Calvin!

  3. Hello Calvin,
    It’s just a shot in the dark but I wondered if your Dad’s name is Calvin and you have an Aunt Margaret? I have a friend who is looking for her cousins in Wales, and she hasn’t been in touch since she moved to Canada.
    Thanks
    Ruth

  4. Hi Ruth,

    Wrong Calvin, I’m afraid.

    Sorry I couldn’t be more help — and best of luck in your search.

    Cheers,

    Calvin!

  5. my wife and i will be in dublin from 04/10/2010 to 08/10/2010 we would like to go out on a boat to see seals whales if possible also dolfins if possible.
    we can be iat cork railway station by 12noon – and need to leave cork rail station by 1830
    is this possible

  6. Hi John,

    Try contacting Colin Barnes and/or Nick Slocum who both operate whale and dolphin trips off West Cork. You’ll find all the details on their websites. You can also check the whale and dolphin sightings database on the IWDG website for details of what’s being seen where around the Irish coastline.

    Have a wonderful trip to Ireland.

  7. Hi Clavin, I’ve just found your blog and will take a little time to explore. As someone who is also struggling to make a crust from words I feel for some of your concerns and rants. I’m not far away either, near Coachford, Cork. I shall stop by and share your rants.
    All the best, David.

  8. Hi Calvin, I’ve just found your blog and will take a little time to explore. As someone who is also struggling to make a crust from words I feel for some of your concerns and rants. I’m not far away either, near Coachford, Cork. I shall stop by and share your rants.
    All the best, David.

  9. Oh dear me, what a gaff! Got your name wrong, sorry.
    David red faced.

  10. I wouldn’t be too concerned about it. Typos are an occupational hazard I’m all too familiar with .

    Best of luck with the writing, and likewise… I’ll pop over to your blog for a read.

    :-)

  11. I enjoyed reading your article which I found looking for Gossips website. I too live in Rosscarbery and write about West Cork. Small world.

  12. Hi Calvin, just thought I’d pop by and say hello! Haven’t
    been in touch for a while and I can see you’ve hit the big 4’oh’
    last month! Hope life’s treating you well, take care and have a
    nice Christmas Stuart & Andrea

  13. Hi Stuart, great to hear from you. It’s been way too long… again! Will drop you an email.

    Have a great Christmas and fabulous 2011. Love to Andrea. I’ll be in touch soon.

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