Tag Archives: Simonseeks

Normal service to resume

First the apology: Hit the North regrets being so quiet of late.

The silence is due to a complex mix of professional and personal issues, some of which I may share over weeks to come.

Postman Pat's post office, Kendal

Lakes expert

One major reason why I was heavily engaged elswhere was a two-month contract to be the Lake District expert for the travel website Simonseeks. You can read my introductory profile here.

Simonseeks attracted its fair share of critics and the recent decision to pull the financial backing was no surprise for some commentators. Follow the discussion here.

I hadn’t quite finished the assignment when I received an email with the bad news. I’ve since learnt that Simonseeks may not be dead and buried after all. More about that here.

Whatever happens, it’s now time to move on – and in lots of ways.

Normal service

Normal service resumes in June.

Please come along for the ride.


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Blogging the mediaguardian Changing Media Summit

Hit the North has been quiet of late. I’ve been up and down the M6, researching content for Simonseeks with my Lakes Expert guide online in April.

But this week I’m taking two days out to attend the 2011 Changing Media Summit. The future of writing, especially travel writing, online will be a key concern for me.

Follow updates here from Weds mid morning, or on Twitter (@atkinsondavid).

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On tour in the Lake District

Hit the North is away. With a new guise as Lake District expert for Simonseeks, I’m spending a fait bit of my time right now in Cumbria.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be visiting some favourite places and discovering some new ones.

Follow updates on my Twitter page and please post any tips, advice or comments below.

Wasdale Valley from the air

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