“You like me, right now, you like me!” *

Well, some of you like me, and I thank you for it.

And because I’ve now passed 5000 visits, I’m really curious to find out where you come from as you can’t all be my mother logging in from different IP addresses.

So if you haven’t already, could you please show me you Like HH by visiting the Facebook page and doing the Like thang? I would be very grateful, in an integrated linked-in-social-media-networking kinda way, because then I’ll “get access to insights about my activity,” which sounds like fun. Even if they are just statistics. But you are more than just a statistic to me, really.

* And who uttered those heartfelt words from the title? Cinefiles will know:

HH is being rested

While it’s not like me to liken this blog to the preparedness or otherwise of, say, an AFL footballer heading into finals season, nonetheless I’ve decided to give Hegemony Heights a rest for a while.

I have some busy months coming up, to the point that if I’m posting here it’ll mean I’m neglecting far more important things (probably including my children).

I keep thinking of Hegemony Heights as being a bit like Malcolm Turnbull: lovely to look at with something to say – and contribute, dammit – underneath all that other stuff, but not quite being able to ‘cut through’ the way he wanted. So I’m going to give HH a relevance check, a thematic review, and let it take a long hard look at itself. Perhaps Malcolm can do the same!

I’m well aware that a blog suffers from infrequent and inconsistent posts, and it’s for this very reason that it’s easier to completely stop at this stage. But when I come back, you’ll know about it!

Thanks to all those who have read along from time to time, and even come back occasionally.


ps – okay, I’ll probably update Brownie/Blondie Talk and Bumper Edition every now and then because I can’t help myself, and they’re easy to do. Righto, then.

Cool word stuff – really!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love Wordle!   This nifty thingy takes words of your choosing – from blogs, essays, letters, anything – and makes pretty patterns out of it.  Like this, from my blog!

I’ve also discovered Wordoid, and enjoyed its offerings so much I’m thinking of renaming Hegemony Heights to Hegemonymously, or Hegemonymouth. Put in a word of your choice with some limiters, and be amused at the linguistic permutations it throws out. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

If you want to see a really cool piece of Web 2.0 ‘poetry in motion’, literally, check this video out.  From the web, called The Future of Publishing, “it was prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books. Originally meant solely for a DK sales conference, the video was such a hit internally that it is now being shared externally. We hope you enjoy it – and make sure you watch it up to at least the halfway point, there’s a surprise!”  That last bit is really important.

Okay, this bit might be a bit boring for some of you, but Yahoo! is going to publish an Internet style guide.  This will make life easier for some people, while the rest really don’t give a shit.  So be it. 

Right then.  That’s enough words for now.

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