Swearpig - The Swear Box Piggy Bank - update

First, a pictorial history of our creation to date. 

Imagine, sat around my dinning room table; talking and carrying on ( as you do! ) and we decide to put a piece of paper of our little piggy bank covered in sellotape. We then wrote a word on the tape and tried to make everyone say the word. If they did they had to put some money into the piggy bank. I thought to myself "Hold on, there's a business here somewhere!" and duly registered the domain name. Not knowing what the business was or how to commercialise it, I left it on the back burner.
This was back in May 2008.
My circumstances changed in Sept 2012 and I stopped working full-time.
My home life settled down a little at the beginning of 2013 and I started looking for things to keep me out of trouble and I thought of swear pig.
I got hold of a designer to help me with the design of swearpig. She gave me 6 sketches to choose from and I put it out to the vote. I received a total of 127 votes from various social media platfor…

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How to feed your jobs to Twitter

In this post, I will explain to you how to feed your jobs through to Twitter. In fact, not just jobs but any RSS feed. That could be news, articles, updates and the like.

I will refer to Great British Jobs jobsite as an example.

First of all, what is an RSS Feed?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It allows you to see jobs, news feeds or information in real time, from sites that provide RSS as an option. A discrete window appears on your desktop, a bit like a messenger window, to let you know that a job has been advertised. You then click on the link in the window to go straight to the site to view the job. RSS readers are freely available for download from the internet as shareware. There are many different providers and does not recommend any particular reader. 

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A Twitter account, this example uses This is the account where you want your jobs to stream to.A Twitterfeed account. If you haven't one already,…

Cancer - My journey as the partner

Some of you are aware that my partner has a brain tumour.

Diagnosed in August 2012, operated on in September, radiotherapy and chemotherapy in October, November and December 2012. And currently on a course of chemotherapy.

We've come a long way since then!

Chemotherapy ended in December and we managed to get a few days down in Weston super Mare to visit my Dad. His wife has cancer also so it was good to share some time together. The weather was dark and dreary, their heating was on full blast, we laughed, we drunk too much but it was good for all of us. 

I had decided to close my recruitment agency of 13 years. I felt that I needed to give Suzy more attention and I couldn't do this along with working full-time. Suzy's new regime of chemotherapy was due to start in January and we didn't know what to expect besides I hadn't really worked since July so the last couple of months had not been kind to us financially. That is until the state benefits kicked in (more about tha…

Music Crowd Funding domain name help needed!

As many of you know, we have been working hard on our Music Crowd Funding site for a number of months now.

Well, things are progressing, albeit at a slightly reduced pace.

Now that we are so very nearly ready to go live, we have what is probably the most important question left.


It would be great if you could comment / answer one simple question for us:

Crowd Funding: Imagine you are an aspiring professional musician who is looking to fund a project. What is the best / coolest place to be seen?

1. Musicapella (The Music Propeller)
2. SoundRocket
3. RocketSound
4. FanFired
5. GrooveMint
6. MusicBacker
Comments will close on Sunday 19th May 2013

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What makes a successful music crowd funding campaign?

As we continue to develop our Crowd Funding site for Musicians I thought that I'd do a little more research on what actually makes a successful crowd funding music campaign.

First of all. What is Crowd Funding?
Crowd Funding should not be confused with Equity Funding. 
Equity Funding is where a company raises money from individuals in return for preferred or common stock. The investor, in return, receives a dividend based on the profits of the company.

Music Crowd Funding is where individuals pool their money to support projects initiated by a Musician; in return for "rewards". An example of a reward may include; A thank you note, a CD or music download, T shirts or other merchandise. I've even seen one recent project that will get a song written just for you (if you pledge enough money!)

If you are in any doubt as to the viability of crowd funding, take a look at the profile of Amanda Palmer. Amanda has been on Kickstarter since September 2010. She has created 3 projects…

My experience of work so far

For nearly fifteen years I have been listening to my Dad talk about his job, running BA Recruitment. 

From an early age, I barely understood what he was talking about, and even now I cannot remember what he was talking about. It wasn’t until I was about nine that I had any idea what he was on about. 

As my Mum was unemployed at the time, this was the only image I had of someone with a job, so much so that I believed that only people in his line of work wore a tie. I realised this wasn’t the case one day in pre-school, when, society being what it is, they wanted us to start thinking about work. They asked us, the unemployed 2-3 year-olds, to bring in something to do with what our parents did for a living so the others could guess what they did, in the spirit of healthy competition. At this point, I was still in the belief that my father was the only person in the world who wore a tie. It ended with one of the teachers having to ‘guess’ what he did as she already knew but meeded to 'p…

Why I think Gangnam Style became so popular

This is a guest post by 15 year old Henry Gray, regarding The Music Industry

Gangnam Style. A Youube sensation by South Korean artist PSY, featuring quirky dance moves. 

Why, you ask, did this become so popular, with over one billion views, when there is so much more talent out there who could have easily done the same thing? I don’t know either. But this is why I think it happened.

1.It was different. Today, where most songs are love-songs, we wanted variety. The original dance moves, tune, rhythm, everything was previously virtually unseen. True, Gangnam Style is a love-song, but we didn’t know that until someone ran the words through a translator, which brings me onto my next point.2.No-one could understand it. This, as I have already said, made people think the subject matter was more original than it really was. Because it’s really quite hard to replicate the words and timing in another language, and it can’t be sung in English. This means that there are relatively few good covers o…

Richard III The King in the Car Park

I was a dullard at school, you know?
"Needs to pay more attention"
"Has the potential but doesn't apply himself"

I've not changed but sometimes I get an interest in something and I become very enthusiastic about it. I'm an Aquarian don't you know?

I was watching Channel 4's program last night about King Richard III and was totally engrossed. Some of my distant learnings came back to me. I remember hearing the story of the two princes in the Tower of London who seemed to disappear, the disfigured King and then I lost interest...

...but last night's program had me hooked so I thought I'd investigate further.

Insert [brief history of Richard III]
...It seems that in August 2012 a team of Leicester University archaeologists thought (not been able to discover why yet) that they would dig up part of a council car park and do what archaeologists do. They discovered buildings related to the church. They quickly found some bones and d…

The brief history of the humble Piggy Bank

Earthenware has been used for centuries to make make jars, which people sometimes stored money in. These were called ‘pig jars’ for obvious reasons. It wasn't until the 18th century that the term ‘pig bank’ was used.

Possibly the first use of a jar for storing money in came from 2nd century Greece, where jars were made with slits in to stop people stealing the money kept inside them. One discovered recently was box-shaped and had a drawing of a temple carved on the side.
What is thought to be the first pig-shaped money box was the one featured in the picture, a 15th century Javan piggy bank, now featured in the National Museum of Indonesia in Jakarta.
Now though, piggy banks come in all shapes and sizes, to ones so realistic as to give the impression of a small pig poking its nose out of a blanket, to one where a cat peeks out of a box and slides the money off a pressure pad.

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