The Army of Dave Guide To Parenthood Part 2

A while ago, I wrote a Guide to Parenthood for those with babies. I now feel it is time to pass on some more wisdom.

As Kids A-C have grown older, it has become important for boundaries to be established. My research (Googling ‘If you can hear me, help me Supernanny’) shows that parents should be creating some ‘House Rules’ to be followed.

I have provided the rules I have come up with. Please feel free to help yourself to them and you too will be able to live in the Orwellian state of fear, obedience & silence that I currently enjoy.

The Death Guide To Life

I’ve started another blog.

Look, it doesn’t mean I love you any less.

It’s called The Death Guide To Life and you can find it here.

The plan is to group together articles that answer all the Big Questions that Death can help with. They’ll then be put together, expanded upon and published in a book in some way or another.

I would be very grateful if you could pop over, please, have a look and – if the mood takes you – subscribe to it in one of the many ways available to you. Or stick it in your blog roll. Or grab strangers in the street, shake them and shout “Go and read The Death Guide To Life!!!’



Dave x

Jokes Vs. Social Media

2nd April 2002


11th August 2011

Before Twitter and Facebook, you’d come up with a joke about a current event and think “Hmmm. Too soon?”. Now, you come up with a joke and think “Hmmm. Too late?”

I’m still not sure whether the world is ready for that Queen Mum reference, though.

Marketing Me


Well, you’ll be happy/unhappy/ambivalent to know that the Death Twitter account reached its target of 20,000 followers last week and is still growing. I’ll be lying if I said I wasn’t grinning like an idiot when it happened. Thank you one and all. Work on the book proposal is in full swing so – ahem – if you’re a publisher, why not get in touch?

It’s my birthday on Friday and I’m immersed in the annual re-evaluation of my life. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d rather like to work in the digital arena full time. It’s at times like this that I remember what my father once told me – “Get out of my house!”

Then I remember another time when he told me something more useful. “If you don’t ask, you don’t get”.

Before my English reserve kicks in, let’s run through what my online work has achieved.

Army of Dave has appeared on the websites of BBC News, The Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, and the Times. It was named one of the top 10 UK Comedy Blogs by Cision Media and FHM magazine featured it as a “Website They Quite Like”. I’ve worked with PR companies on digital marketing campaigns and my attempt to sell the entire universe on eBay received over 21,000 hits in 24 hours.

The @Its_Death Twitter account has appeared in ‘Easy Living’ magazine and on the websites of the International Business Times, Metro, Forbes and Time magazine. And sold quite a few tee shirts.

So, a readership of thousands and international media coverage. Imagine what I could do if someone paid me a salary and gave me a marketing budget…

If you think you can help and want to find out what I’ve also been doing professionally for the last 15 years, please click on the ‘Contact Dave’ tab above or email me at and I can provide you with my full CV.

And I always get the coffee and tea in.


All the best