Dear @TheRFL (Part 3)

Dear @TheRFL (Part 3)

Dear the RFL, Honestly, this is the last one but this one is a bit more controversial, We’ve discussed New Audience and Increased Revenue ideas, these last ideas are probably the least likely to happen but they do make a good discussion point. A clear 12-month calendar of events and international games With the current financial state, there is less disposable income going around, holidays and away trips must be booked earlier to get the best prices, We should know right…

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Dear @TheRFL (Part 2)

Dear @TheRFL (Part 2)

Dear the RFL, Hello, It’s me again, back for Part 2 of my suggestions, in Part One we focused on a finding a wider and younger audience in this part I want to suggest things for increasing revenue for current clubs in the long and short term.   Club Catchup I believe each club has the ability to record and release home game coverage and commentary 24 hours after the game. However, only some clubs take this opportunity  (https://tv.wiganwarriors.com/ and https://www.halifaxrlfc.co.uk/loginOrRegister)…

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Dear @TheRFL (Part 1)

Dear @TheRFL (Part 1)

Dear the RFL, As we begin to close the 2017 season, the press and fans are focused on ‘what we can do to improve Rugby League’ and the inevitable answer from the fans is Marketing which leads onto TV advertising. I disagree, I think we can do other things to help market the game that doesn’t involve TV advertising and would fit within a small < £100,000 marketing budget. Like any marketing proposal, it needs a clear goal, I’d like…

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Oh Look, It’s Little Warden!

Oh Look, It’s Little Warden!

tldr; I’m launching a new website today called littlewarden.com to help website owners, agencies and domain portfolios keep an eye on the domains they are responsible for, but may not control. A few months ago I got the itch to start coding with some new technologies and techniques that were not applicable to my daily role Kerboo. So I took a look at the big book of semi finished hackday projects and ideas and found one that I liked. The…

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4 Months and still waiting for an answer from @Virgin_TrainsEC

4 Months and still waiting for an answer from @Virgin_TrainsEC

As usual with my blog posts, they are a bit long, wordy and full of grammatical errors, if you’d like to skip that just read TLDR; Virgin Trains have redone the first class  toilets in Leeds and only put baby changing in the ladies toilet, I asked them why as there is plenty of space in the gents in November and almost 90 days later, still no response. On the 30th of November, We have a family trip to London…

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1 Second Every Day

1 Second Every Day

I’ve had a lot of fun over the last year putting together a 1 second every day video of Scarlett’s First year. I highly recommend it to any new parents, it’s a small glimpse into a year which flies by.

Trapped in my own house?

Trapped in my own house?

I’m writing this here because I’m hopeful that someone will see it and be able to give some advice. TLDR Last night the house next door was set on fire for the third time in three weeks. My family and I were out at the time, but we received a phone call from both the police and our neighbours, informing us that my door had been breached by the fire brigade as they thought someone was in the house. This…

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Virgin Holidays False Advertising?

Virgin Holidays False Advertising?

We did it, We booked our first family holiday! In May 2017 we will be travelling on the Disney Magic from Florida back to Europe in a two week adventure, we had to wait until Scarlett was 1 year old before we can do a transatlantic cruise but we are counting down the days. Rather than book individually we decided to go onto the Virgin Holidays shop and get everything as a package, not have to worry about anything, especially with…

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Yesterday I went shopping for some baby stuff..

Yesterday I went shopping for some baby stuff..

I fucking love TK Maxx sometimes A photo posted by Dom Hodgson (@domthehodge) on Mar 10, 2016 at 8:05am PST Better get Scarlett’s new teddy home safe A photo posted by Dom Hodgson (@domthehodge) on Mar 10, 2016 at 1:10pm PST Scarlett and her Guard Chicken… A photo posted by Dom Hodgson (@domthehodge) on Mar 10, 2016 at 1:15pm PST I also bought some Baby Clothes but I figured I’d photographed those enough.

Leaving @LeedsHack

Leaving @LeedsHack

I’ve had a few emails this week asking me when the next LeedsHack is and now is about the time when I usually start organising this years event, The truth is, I honestly don’t know when / if LeedsHack is happening. After more than 5 years, I decided last year (after saying it for a few years) that LeedsHack 2015 was going to be my last one.