Learning, earning, writing and socialising

Do you remember week 48? I know it was a while ago so you might have forgotten. For me (Kate Bentham) Week 48 has been sneering at me every time I logged on. It’s been playing on my mind. It’s been the incomplete elephant in the corner of every room I’ve entered, so I am finally offering it to you as a Christmas gift, please feel free to regift my tardiness as you see appropriate.

There were only 5 blogs in week 48 (which makes it even more amazing that it took me so long to catch up on the posts), but they were 5 great blogs all the same. We had two from our health friends. The first was  Born to be a Nurse / Taught to be a Nurse or Forever a Student  by David Barton on the Ayrshire Health blog. This was a thought provoking blog which begins by looking at whether all nurses should be educated in university. The blog also considers if nurses are born with the qualities needed or if it is possible to learn, and looks at the nature verses nurture debate. One thing is for certain, that a nurse should always be a learning nurse, continually improving practice. The second health related blog was “Learn a single trick” by Person Centred Dumfries and Galloway  on the Dumfries and Galloway Health blog. This excellent blog shared views from a Learning session which focused on People at the Centre of Health and Care. The blog includes information on the #HelloMyNameIs campaign for all healthcare professionals to introduce themselves to patients. The blogs also shares the 5 points of Person Centred Collaboration as well as many other highlights from the event. Another very enjoyable and informative read.

One of the other work related blogs which week was by Phil Jewitt on the Sociable Organisation Blog. In  Always people first Phil writes about developing a sociable organisation in order to encourage people across organisations to tell their stories. Phil explains that whilst the story telling is now really happening and other people are beginning to learn from the journey, it has also attracted a few comments from people who may not understand, or who may fear this openness and change. People are at the heart of a sociable organisation, not necessarily the process, and those who want to tell their stories will be supported to do so through exploring other sociable platforms.

It is with a heavy heart that the post by Daniel Franey is included. Dan joined Shropshire Family information Service as a Modern Apprentice nearly two years ago. In his time with the team he showed how very capable he was to undertake design work, digital projects and dazzle us all with this technical skills. It was a pleasure to work with Dan and whilst he will be missed, we are excited that he is leaving us for his dream job. Good luck Dan the Man and thank you for My time at the Shropshire FIS and the future.

Finally we’re very impressed that Karl S Green has completed another National Novel Writing Month, having penned a whopping 150,021 words. Not one to sit back and simply enjoy his achievement, Karl is already looking ahead and planning next years NaNoWriMo, he even has the title already in The Ghost of NaNoWriMo Yet To Come  – *spoiler alert*

And that’s your lot. Please read, like, comment and share as many as you can, it’s a real motivator.  If you want to have a go a writing a blog for week whatever we’re on now, then you can find out how on our About page.

If you want to have a go at being the Weekly Blog Club host and curator for a week, and let’s face it, why wouldn’t you, there’s an easy step by step guide on how to on our Admin info page. Go on, what have you got to lose?

Until next time, take care of yourself, keep blogging and have yourself a merry little Christmas.

Kate x

Kate Bentham

Summary of week 48 posts

  1. The Ghost of NaNoWriMo Yet To Come by Karl S Green
  2. Born to be a Nurse / Taught to be a Nurse or Forever a Student  by David Barton on the Ayrshire Health blog
  3. Always people first by Phil Jewitt on the Sociable Organisation Blog
  4. “Learn a single trick” by Person Centred Dumfries and Galloway  on the Dumfries and Galloway Health
  5. My time at the Shropshire FIS and the future by Daniel Franey
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Working in local gov, managing a frontline service for families. I love Shropshire, love family and love information and blog about all three. There is also the occasional mention of cake and caek.

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