Newspapers and Websites

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Newspapers, Magazines and Websites

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My 5 Minutes of Fame

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When I self-published my book I realized I would have to self-publicize as well, which I started doing at the beginning of February 2013 by e-mailing my local newspapers. I was visited by a reporter who interviewed me for nearly 2 hours, including taking a video of me eating Corn Flakes for their website article. That weekend I was featured in Page 3 of the newspaper.

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The News Article - (1)

The News Article - (2)

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On the evening I featured on Page 3 I was phoned by an agency who wanted to sell my story so naturally I jumped at the chance for some extra publicity about the book.

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The next day I was in the Sun newspaper (one of the biggest selling national papers in the U.K)

The Sun - 10th Feb

The Sun

The Daily mail published an article online

Daily Mail Article - 1-tile - Copy

This Daily Mail article caused things to go ‘viral’ because people starting writing blogs and all sorts of websites starting writing about my story, in fact almost overnight searching for my name on google changed from no results to 10 pages of websites and blogs.

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The day after I was written about on The Times website and also featured in The Times newspaper, the same day I was also on Page 5 of the Metro, and also written about on their website

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The Times - 11th Feb

The Times

4. Interviews and Articles

The Metro

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Due to the Metro article I was talked about on the ‘Wright Stuff

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During the next week I was interviewed on English, Irish and Dutch radio stations, plus live on Australian breakfast TV. The online articles kept coming in and I was written about in another local Newspaper and also in Dutch and Turkish newspapers as well.

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Daily Echo - 19th Feb 2013 - (1)

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The Echo Article – the Southampton Local

Daily Echo - 19th Feb 2013 - (5)

The Dutch Article

Dutch Newspaper

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The accuracy of the stories written was pretty bad and it was easy to see how the different types of media can angle stories to suit different audiences. My very favourite article, and the one that seemed to get it, was from Blaze.com.

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The Blaze Article

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I found the whole ‘5-minutes of fame’ experience fascinating due mainly to the variety in the reactions from people, I was called a genius by some and a boring **** by others and it seemed that those that only read the Headline thought ‘what a w****r’ but those that bothered to read the story had a totally different opinion. I was insulted by a number of people and my first reaction was to meet up with them and see what they would say face to face but I soon found out that other people came to my defense and wrote nice comments. Anyway just for the record I spent £36,800 on the entire ten years of travelling not just on Corn Flakes as some of the media outlets wrote.

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United Networker Magazine

I was approached by a magazine to write an article for them, it turned out to be a series of 10 articles over a 10 month period

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Indonesia Pages 1 + 2

Click for articles I wrote and were published in the United Networker Magazine

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Chucktown

Chucktown Article

Click to read an article written by Ryan Child for the Chucktown Magazine

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Travel Africa

I was written about in the Travel Africa Magazine

Travel Africa Full-Res - Both Pages

Click on the image to see a full size version

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Type 1 Discovery

I was written about in Type 1 Discovery Magazine – a diabetes charity magazine

Discovery Article - Mick Hobday

Click on the image to see a full size version

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For More Details

Countries Corn Flakeified Map - 77

Take a look at some of the Trips I’ve been on over the years

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Corn Flakes Films Slider - Take 4

Take a look at some of the films i’ve made in more recent years

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