If you’re stuck on “How to caffeine” because it’s grammatically incorrect, I recommend Gretchen McCulloch’s upcoming book, Because Internet, which talks about how language changes over time and how the internet has shaped our current modes of communication.
As a proofreader and grammarian I’m happy to follow structural rules when I’m editing texts. As a linguist, however, I’m equally happy to use internetisms (and made-up words) in day-to-day life. Language is fascinating in how it evolves and changes, and all the subtle signals it gives us about in-groups and our own psychology.
Anyway, like I said, I am learning how to caffeine again. My body started refusing to deal with coffee a couple of years ago and I haven’t had any for ages, but every so often I try to wean it back on to coffee because it’s been such a huge part of my identity for so long. Over the last week I’ve been gradually moving on to larger and larger coffees, so far all of the syrupy-sweet-not-very-strong variety, but hopefully eventually back up to the strong dark coffees I knew and loved.
If you’re new here: Hi, I’m Scar, Founder & CEO here at Bohemiacademia. I do a whole bunch of things, including working from our Kensington office three days a week.
Last week we pitched for a new project – I’m not sure if we’ve got it yet, but I hope so because it sounds interesting.
It was a fairly standard week chez Bohemiacademia, with our social media people working across Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn for our clients. There was also the news that Google Plus is closing down, which we shared with those clients who hadn’t already found out. No one was disappointed, which is probably indicative of why it’s closing its doors.
This year we’re looking into running Twitter chats for a couple of clients, which should be fun. And we’ll be increasing the links between Facebook groups and the website for one of our largest clients, who has a lot of active Facebook communities but this doesn’t always translate into more hits on the actual website. So that’s something we’ll focus on in 2019.
Aside from that, Garreth has been transcribing videos; Carlie has been recording podcasts; our writers have been penning (keyboarding?) articles; I’ve been proofreading and doing a bit of translation and having client calls.
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