Week 20 proved to be one of the lighter weeks in number of posts, but there is more than one ‘must-read’ post amongst the nine submitted (unless I failed to spot any en route).
There was a bit of a work theme this week. Benjamin Welby’s post – Opportunity Knocks – announced that he has a new job, down in That London, working on what I what I consider to be probably the most excitingly challenging Web project in the UK at present. Good luck to Benjamin!
Kate drew a lovely picture in words with a carpenter’s pencil of her dad in Giz a Job. She shared a story from his past about her dad’s experience of getting a job when he left school, in the old days when getting a job could be less formal.
Ross Wigham, prompted by becoming an uncle for the first time, shared advice in Having babies that is based on his own experience. It is both a humorous and serious post about babies from a father’s perspective.
Feeding her baby in the middle of the night led Irena Souroup to contemplate the news and inspired her post For the Love of Brooks, an unusual view of Rebekah Brooks.
Carolyne Mitchell used her experience as a child and mother to channel Dr Seuss this week in her post Great day for blog, with apologies to Dr Seuss.
Dan Slee returned to childhood memories of a cartoon boy and his cat (who advised children to stay safe) and a more recent memory of a talk by Tom Watson as the starting point for his lively comms2point0 blog post: Charlie says here’s a history lesson to open up innovation in your organisation. Dan shares with us ‘The Management Innovation Refusal Timeline’ which puts in a more developed form an argument that many of us have employed in trying to persuade people to use and allow the use of social media.
Ignorance Isn’t Bliss was Simon Hope’s post on the same theme as underlies Dan’s, and very specifically aimed at local government people.
Matt Murray contributed a really useful blog on using the Camera+ app on an iPhone – Mobile photography with Camera+ app. His illustrates it with some of his own photographs, including a really nice one of Battersea Power Station. I have had Camera+ on my iPod Touch (which has a much worse camera than the iPhone) for ages and not used it much but Matt’s article revealed some things that I did not know so I will be
Finally, I returned to a colour theme as an online article about the use of colour when designing websites prompted me to write about something the author had forgotten, how not everyone can see: The Red and the Green.
I have already written the first of my Week 21 posts, about the first night of The Late Shows. The Late Shows are the Newcastle and Gateshead part of Museums At Night, a weekend in May when museums open late till 11pm. The Tyneside Late Shows included contemporary art, the performing arts, a tunnel, circus, a display of photographs in shipping containers, as well as museums. Perhaps the (entirely optional) Week 21 theme could be culture, or what our neighbourhoods are like in the evening,
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