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Ghost writing, hubs, and autoawesome

Screenshot from Ghost Writing Blog

I’ve been blogging off-and-on for a few years. My first post, in December 2011, was on I then briefly tried Tumblr, before settling on this self-hosted WordPress site. It gave me the flexibility I wanted, and tied in quite

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Posted in blogging, BluelightCamp, Hampshire, weekly blog club

Drones – opportunity or threat?

NEW blc aerial

Once the purview of the military and spies, ‘unmanned aerial vehicles’ (‘Drones’), are increasingly common. Just hot air? A few months ago the giant online retailer Amazon announced its intention to deliver packages within 30 minutes of customers placing an

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BlueLight Camp: Post of posts

Some of the words used during introductions at BlueLightCamp

Planning for BlueLight Camp 2013 is well under way, and more information will be published about the event on the BlueLightCamp site shortly. In the meantime, I thought it worth highlighting some of the articles written about the first BlueLight Camp, held

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Posted in blogging, BluelightCamp, Events, Social Media, Technology, Unconference, weekly blog club

My week guest-hosting #WeeklyBlogClub

Something new arrived in January 2012: Weekly Blog Club. It’s a club, for bloggers, who try to post something every week. Weekly Blog Club is aimed at – but isn’t  limited to – people who work in the public sector, charities,

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Internal Social Media: “Scary Monsters”?

Joined-up thinking ‘Collaboration’, ‘Cooperation’, and ‘Joined-up’ thinking – just a few of the terms used by organisations delivering public services. Authorities who have traditionally done their own thing are finding ways to reduce costs, improve productivity and streamline services. Joint procurements

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Posted in blogging, Social Media, Technology, weekly blog club, Yammer

Unconferences: Good, Bad or Ugly?

This is the second part of a joint effort by Sasha Taylor and Mark Braggins. In this post we talk about two topics we’re finding difficult to keep entirely separate: #lgovsm (a weekly chat on Twitter for Local Gov social media

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We love #lgovsm

This post is a joint-effort for #weeklyblogclub written by Sasha Taylor and Mark Braggins. In it we pay homage to two local government institutions, one recently retired, the other still going strong. We Love LocalGov The We Love Local Government blog was published every

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Backblogs and Foreblogs

I try to write something once a week for WeeklyBlogClub. I don’t always succeed. I know that some bloggers can produce a quality post in only a few minutes, but I’m not one of them (although I live in hope).

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New Starts and Looking Forward

Right. No more excuses. There are only so many times I can sharpen and rearrange my metaphorical pencils. This is my first blog post for 2012. Or, to put it another way, my fifth blog post ever. It’s dedicated to

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