Category Archives: weekly blog club

Getting the measure of social media

Must we measure? In November, Emer Coleman asked: Social media – Must we measure? In a fascinating post, Emer discusses how tricky it is to present the benefits of social media in traditional business cases. Emer argues that: Making a business case … Continue reading

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Doing more with digital

Uk GovCamp It’s just over a year since I attended THE annual event for people interested in public sector digital tech: UK GovCamp. I raved blogged about it here. According to organisers Steph Gray (Helpful Technology) and Dave Briggs (KindofDigital): … Continue reading

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Christmas Fairy Tale

This morning (Sunday) I had the rare luxury of doing whatever I liked. I therefore settled down to read: A Landmark Week – and every one of the eighteen Weekly Blog Club posts – ‘cover to cover’. If you haven’t already discovered … Continue reading

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Local social media usage: x months on

I originally wrote this post in September 2012, and updated it at the end of November 2012 to take account of new stats. The charts will update when I enter new stats, but the commentary may not reflect that for a … Continue reading

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BlueLight Camp: Post of posts

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 … Continue reading

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A local GDS, for Local People

In case you aren’t familiar with it, GDS is the acronym for the Government Digital Service, which was set-up by the Cabinet Office to ‘transform’ government digital services. GDS is responsible for – amongst other things – the single government domain. … Continue reading

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High Vis for economic data

Last time, I wrote about my experience of being a guest host for WeeklyBlogClub. At the end, I included a quick visualisation that I’d made using Mindmeister, a mind-mapping tool. I’d used Mindmeister to help identify links between posts as … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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The Songs of Me (Part 2)

Last week I blogged Six Songs of Me which was my response to the Guardian’s Six Songs of Life project.  I had intended to have a go at answering Janet Davis’ set of questions, but ran out of time. Louise Brown has … Continue reading

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A Blue Light on the horizon

A month or so ago I blogged: Reflections on Events, in which I looked back at some of the events I’ve attended over the last couple of years. I suggested some ‘tweaks’ for organisers, and how physical attendees might help … Continue reading

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