Blognix: Blogging Conference

Blognix 2014 is a blogging conference that prides itself on having an approachable vibe. We want bloggers from all over the UK to come to Birmingham to celebrate all that is positive about blogging, learn new skills that will equip them to take their blog further, and forge new connections with others.

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Date: 14 June 2014
Location: Custard Factory, UK

Digital Mission Success Story - ValoBox Goes From SXSW to NYC

With just over one month till our next Digital Mission to Social Media Week in New York, it seems like a great time to look back on how one of our Mission alumnae took advantage of the countless opportunities to network and connect with like-minded individuals on a Digital Mission trip and what success it was brought them less then just two years later.  

Anna and her colleague Oli, come along on the Digital Mission to SXSW 2011 to help promote their new start-up www.completelynovel.com a book publishing hub which enables writers to access professional design, printing and distribution services and use the power of the web to promote their books. 

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Not So Square: Our Eyes Adapt To Reading From Screens

(147/365) Square eyes

Good news fellow screen addicts, turns out those endless hours spent in front of the desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone aren't likely to wreck your eyesite, as long as we don't start too young.

According to Professor Harrison Weisinger, Chair in Optometry at Australia's Deakin University, writing in the Epoch Times:

"Once we reach the age of ten years or so, it is practically impossible to injure the eyes by looking at something–the exception, of course, being staring at the Sun or similarly bright objects. Earlier in life, what we look at–or rather, how clearly we see–can affect our vision because the neural pathways between the eye and brain are still developing."

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