Boris, boxing, blogging – and piglets with curly wurly tails

Piglets on board the 'Grace Harwar'

Piglets on board the ‘Grace Harwar,’ National Maritime Museum collection, Flickr Commons.

Bloggers contributed a baker’s dozen of posts in Week 19 of Weekly Blog Club, with topics ranging from the result of the Mayor of London election to piglets and many topics in between.

This week’s ‘sports supplement’ comes from Ross Wigham (football and a passing mention of cricket in Three golden management rules), and from Hannah Chia who covers boxing in Morally Bankrupt: Frank Warren Defends Haye-Chisora Bout.

The political section is written by Irena Souroup and covers the election of the Mayor of London, won by Boris Johnson for the second time, and considers what Boris might do next: Boris’s Blond Ambition.

The arts supplement this week focuses on the visual arts. Matt Bond has written about the shiny hardware and software required for editing and publishing videos: Part 4: The Edit.  My post was on the history of an aspect of 19th century art concerned with social welfare and encouraging equality in society, and an artist who illustrated Charles Dickens’s last novel: Luke Fildes: his social realist paintings.

The people section contains a very moving post by Phil Jewitt about connecting with someone at an emotionally difficult passage in life, simply entitled Connected. Kate Bentham’s work also focuses on connecting with people, sometimes in difficult circumstances, and she considers how specific types of content can help to connect in The use of piglets in social meda.

The business section gives an insight into the work of a local government comms team in Carolyne Mitchell’s If you want something new, stop doing something old as she reports on a very full day with Walsall Council comms team. John Patterson puts forward a radical idea for management within local government (that could work in other workplaces too) in Micropost: Asset Based Staff Development. There are some useful tips for both marketing and training in Janet Harkin’s The only marketing acronym you need to know.

The literary supplement considers blogging. First-time Weekly Blog Club contributor Benjamin Welby looked at the why, what and where of public sector blogging: I believe in public sector and local government blogs. Regular contributor Mark Braggins gives a tantalising glimpse of what is to come on his blog: Backblogs and Foreblogs.

Finally, on the inside back page (the one you turn to first) is Desert island tweeps by Lesley Thomson. Who would be your Desert Island tweeps? Would you limit your choice to just three?

As always, thank you very much to both the writers and the readers of all the Weekly Blog Club posts. It is good to see the number of ‘Likes’ accumulating, and letting the writers know that you appreciate what they have written is a great way of being a member of the club.

If I have missed any posts out, do let me know. It can be difficult to pick them out from the tweetstream sometimes. Any ideas for the Week 20 (entirely optional) theme? ‘Rampant growth of weeds’ is a key topic in my mind at the moment as all the recent rain is fuelling very rapid growth in brambles and docks. I am sure that some of you will have much better ideas for a theme.


Janet E Davis.

Summary of Week 19 posts

Backblogs and Foreblogs by Mark Braggins.

Desert island tweeps by  Lesley Thomson.

Boris’s Blond Ambition by Irena Souroup.

Luke Fildes: his social realist paintings by Janet E Davis.

Connected by  Phil Jewitt.

Three golden management rules by Ross Wigham.

I believe in public sector and local government blogs by Benjamin Welby.

Morally Bankrupt: Frank Warren Defends Haye-Chisora Bout by  Hannah Chia.

The use of piglets in social meda by Kate Bentham.

Part 4: The Edit by Matt Bond.

The only marketing acronym you need to know by Janet Harkin.

If you want something new, stop doing something old by Carolyne Mitchell

Micropost: Asset Based Staff Development by John Patterson.

Weekly Blog Club was set up in early January 2012 to encourage people to blog regularly, and especially to encourage those working in and with the public sector, charities and voluntary organisations in the UK to find their own 'voice' through writing.

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