Yesterday my friend Henk asked me if I wanted to blog on this group blog, an invitation I accepted (if not I wouldn’t be posting this, obviously). When talking about this blog, we also agreed that I would serve as an interim-publisher until there is a new publisher on board. I understand that it’s a custom that newcomers introduce themselves here so allow me to do that first.
The most important thing for me is that I’m a father and someone who likes writing. I don’t write about everything, I write about interactive marketing and have been doing that since about 15 years or so.
I write books, columns, papers, print articles and also posts on several blogs, mainly in Belgium and the UK but now and then also on Dutch blogs. I have a few blogs myself but will not promote them here. I will also not promote or brand myself since it's not what I need or am looking for, rest assured. I'm doing this as a favor for a friend.
What else is there to say? I like sharing and networking, so I’m looking forward to getting in touch with you. In a previous life, I was an interactive marketing consultant, I managed Belgium’s first portal for a while, set up interactive strategies for many companies and was the managing director of a Belgian publishing house for nearly a decade, publishing interactive marketing publications such as Inside Digital Media and organizing events such as the Mixx Awards.
Finally, I founded, developed and published a website called Digimedia.be, which was Belgium’s first interactive marketing web site. I sold it 3 years ago.
I’m a bit of an all rounder and interactive marketing dinosaur but young at heart and always following what’s going on. I’m mainly studying the impact of social media now.
What can I offer to this group blog? Well, I hope value, new bloggers and freshness. I will not be blogging too often since I’m quite busy writing for other blogs, and of course I also have customers (a man needs to eat, unfortunately).
What would you like?
However, I will try to focus on delivering some hands-on posts and maybe some interviews with people I have connected with over the years.
If you prefer other types of content, just shout, I’m open for everything (well, nearly everything) and will pass it on to other bloggers once I get in touch with them.
Finally, I want to thank Evert Veldhuijzen and Martijn Beijk for their contributions to this blog. Since they decided to delete all their posts on this blog, it’s obvious that the owners of this blog will remove their last two posts as well.
Please allow me some time to get in touch with you and to adapt my schedule to this new situation. In the mean, you can ask your questions by commenting. Note that I do not have answers to everything and that I can not talk about the past for the simple reason that I have no past regarding this blog. Only a future.
If you are an existing blogger and want to get in touch, please leave a comment. Obviously, the same goes if you wish to post on this blog.
Since it's a short week, I might not answer right away but I will certainly keep you posted. You can see my ugly face in my blogger profile that I still have to fill in but that will be for later.
Thank you for being here.