Monthly Archives: January 2013

Learn, Earn, Yearn

Hello it’s me, Kate Bentham, guest curator of weekly blog club for week four of its second year. It seems you’ve all got the blogging bug in 2013, as we’ve had another bumper crop of blogs posted this week, an impressive

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A Tweet in the Life

We like this idea from Susan Munro who has blogged about a week showcasing the work she has undertaken, the twist is Susan shares a typical week as tweets and only uses 140 characters. A Tweet in the Life by Susan Munro  

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Opinions in 140 characters

This week Derek Barron blogs about his experience of taking part in a Twitter discussion about nursing. Not only does Derek look at the reach of the discussion but also the debate which took place, something which can be a

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Any excuse to get some new stationery

Louise Brown shares some news with us this week – she’s going to be a student again, having enrolled on a qualification to teach in the lifelong learning sector. Whether it’s maths (it’s not going to be maths) or technology,

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It’s UKGovCamp Jim! But not as we know it!

With bad weather stopping UK Gov Camp 13 going ahead last week, a hardy few still managed to meet for #altukgc13. Lesley Thomson was one of the ones able to attend and we’re delighted that she has been able to blog about

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Street Art Musing

Janet Davis shares with us her thoughts on street art and how she would like to understand a little bit more about this genre of art and one day even create something herself. Janet shares a wonderful photo of some

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Man v. Food v. Mobile v. Tablet

We’re mightily impressed that Carolyne Mitchell has been blogging daily, so we had lots of options to choose from for her submission for week 4 of Weekly Blog Club. We went with this one, which gives some really useful tips on responsive website

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A town trail, a history lesson & some cheesecake

Rachel Williamson loves cheesecake – she also loves Morpeth in Northumberland, and that is obvious when you read her blog. She writes about the history and the hidden gems down alleyways, all waiting to be discovered. Morpeth sounds like a wonderful place to visit.

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Posted in cake/caek, communities, cultural heritage, culture, public spaces, tourism

Tiny, tiny snow

This week Karen Hart has taken up the [entirely optional] theme of snow. Karen would like a bit more snow – some proper snow – so the layers of clothing and shivers are worth it. Some great story telling images

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Exposé: your ultimate social media toolkit

This week Kenny McDonald shares his experience of live tweeting at an event. He shares some great tips, including how to prepare beforehand, some very practical advice during the event and finally how you can keep conversations and interest going once the

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