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Official company blogs can go either way: dull as ditch water or engaging by way of offering something unique.

Thankfully, the new blog from PR company Bespoke is of the latter variety and covers a host of insightful topics, including the ‘social not-working’ one on Facebook: “If people can use mobile phones and send text messages while at work – or even nip outside for a cigarette for that matter – then how bad can a few minutes on Facebook (or other) be throughout the working day?” asks Neil O’Gorman.




With the tagline ‘tough times, great food’, you can’t help but nose-dive into this site.

I started off by reading a guest post by Maman Poulet on her favourite haunts to dine on a budget: she recommends Asian restaurant Madina on Moore Street in Dublin, where she reckons you can get the best butter chicken in Ireland for € 8.95.

There are also links a-plenty to food- and dining-related special offers and competitions – a nice change from every second TV or radio slot related to food and culture pooh-poohing the recession and telling us to pretend we have money (read credit) to burn.



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Yes, this blog has a rude name, but that is to reflect the anger and angst of those burdened with the awful driver’s disease of road rage.

Anyway, some drivers are so bad that instead of getting out of the car and threatening to remove vital organs, it’s probably best to take the passive/aggressive route and rant about them on this blog with similar-minded citizens.

Last year this blog almost shut down due to lack of activity. It was resurrected, but is a bit quiet these days. Why not sit down and submit a post, because Lord knows there are plenty of careless and unsafe drivers out there.

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This blog follows the adventures and thoughts of a girl from Ballymena who is living the dream and travelling across Finland, Estonia and Hungary, amongst other countries – but one post in particular caught my eye: 101 Things.

101 Things is a list of things to do with a deadline of 1,001 days in which to do them. It’s very gratifying to a. read the list and be able to tick off your own accomplishments, and b. see how the author is making her way through this list too.

Here’s two for you, dear reader, to try out this week: watch a B&W cinema classic and document a ‘day in your life’ with photos. Go on, I dare you.

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