Blog Archives

Welcome to 2014 and Year 3

Appropriately, we had 14 posts for Week 1 of 2014. It’s wonderful when coincidences like that happen (and if I managed to miss your post, it will go into Week 2’s list). I was delighted to see posts from a

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Careers, kids and having it all

A very personal blog this week from Nicola Davies who writes about giving up her much loved career as she tried to juggle work, children and her own expectations. Nicola has since gone on to continue to make her career

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Recruitment/Social Media – Goodbye 2012 & Hello 2013

Andy Ball considers his use of social media in 2012 and 2013 – and sets himself some goals. Recruitment/Social Media – Goodbye 2012 & Hello 2013 by Andy Ball.

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Turning online into offline in 2013

For week 50 Louise Brown blogs about the relationships and networks she’s made online, and especially through Twitter. Louise is hoping to turn some of those online relationships into real life ones in 2013. We hope to be able to

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Moustaches, mapping the future, wandering wild coasts

Did any of you notice that I confused Week 46, Week 47 and Week 48 over the last week? Or were you all too polite to mention it? I have corrected last week’s summary now. It had all started with

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Walking on the wild side and seeing things differently

Apologies for the most tardy of weekly summaries to date for Week 46! Technical problems (broadband connection becoming very flaky and then the hub ceasing to work) on Monday and Tuesday added to the delays caused by visiting family and

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My day in 10 pictures

Janet Harkin shares a day in her work (freelance) and family life in 10 pictures for Wk46 of Weekly Blog Club. It would be lovely to see other posts in this format. My day in 10 pictures by Janet Harkin.

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SuperMondays July 2012

The digital community in the North East of England hold various events to help build a sense of community, to share knowledge, to help to support those starting or developing their businesses. This Week 31 is a short account of

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Taxidermy, Tring and taking time out

Louise Brown’s post for Week 24 of Weekly Blog Club is a good example of how one simply cannot anticipate the content of Weekly Blog Club posts. Each week is different. Louise has included two quite different aspects of British

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Sifting the online wheat from the chaff

For Week 15 of Weekly Blog Club, Louise Brown shares her approach to managing online information. She is admirably well organised so her methodology may well help others. Sifting the online wheat from the chaff by Louise Brown.

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