Links – useful

These links include articles that have been posted via Weekly Blog Club as well as other links. If you have any suggestions of suitable links, tweet us (we do not guarantee adding suggested links).


Evren Kiefer, ‘How to Establish a Writing Habit,’ Community

Lauren Edwards, ‘Two ways to blast through writer’s block,’ Ragan’s Daily.

Amy-Mae Elliott ‘HOW TO: Beat Writer’s Block Online,’ Mashable, 19th January 2011. 

Antonio Cangiano ‘Why every professional should consider blogging,

Jill Whalen, ’67 ideas for blog topics,’ High Rankings Advisor, 8th February 2012.

Lisa Barone, ‘What to do when you have nothing to blog about,’ Small Business Trends, 20th March 2012.

Colin Nissan, The ultimate guide to writing better than you normally do, Timothy McSweeney, [undated].

Photography and video

Matt Bond ‘How To…Film Part 1: Cameras.’

Matt Bond ‘How To…Film Part 2: Tripods, lights and accessories.’

Matt Bond ‘How To…Film Part 3: Producing your first film.’

Matt Bond ‘How To…Film Part 4: The Edit.’

Matt Bond What’s on my iPhone: Film and Photo

Matt Murray Mobile photography – why your smartphone is the best camera

Matt Murray Instagram – the rise of a mobile giant

Matt Murray Mobile photography with Camera+ app

Matt Murray Reverse geotagging smartphone photos on iPhone with Koredoko

Matt Murray Why I love – and hate – Instagram 

Website and blog creation

Sarah Gooding 12 Lorem Ipsum generators that make dummy text more fun – when you’re designing your new website (or even just a new form in Word) and need some dummy text, try one of these fresher alternatives. T’Lipsum and Fillerati are particularly fine examples, but some chaps may prefer Beer Ipsum or Samuel L Ipsum (link in comments).

Know people who want their web choices to be simple? You might want to create a page of buttons for them using internet buttons [thanks, @johnpopham for that link].

Useful for public services (probably also for Third Sector)

Steph Gray, ‘Introducing the digital engagement guide,’ Helpful Technology, 26th March, 2012.

The Digital Engagement Guide “Ideas and practical help to use digital and social media in the public sector”

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