Archive for the ‘Blogging’ Category

Decade Meme

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 19:08 24 Comments

Inspired by the Very True Things Decade Meme, here’s what I’ve been up to over the last ten years. 2000 Second year of employment in a local authority, second year of living in the first house I’d actually owned (well, more of it was owned by the mortgage provider than me, but you know what [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging


Wednesday, December 23, 2009 7:47 6 Comments

“Too Long, Didn’t Read”. I am, now and again, accused of writing too much. This is primarily because I don’t structure these blog posts to take up a specific amount of time to read, or words to fill. I start because there’s something I want to say, I talk about it, and then when I’m [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Media

Who Goes Here? (Site Statistics)

Saturday, October 31, 2009 7:20 4 Comments

One of the problems for people who trawl through their site statistics from time to time is a tendency to start looking at them too regularly and trying to find patterns which don’t actually exist. This is when you start asking yourself things like “how come my page visits are 0.3% down on last month?”. [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Technology, The Pickards

Council Resigns After Blogger Criticism

Friday, October 30, 2009 1:08 183 Comments

Yup, pretty much what it says on the tin. Eleven of the fifteen members of Somerton Town Council have resigned, because they are fed up with being criticised by a blogger, leaving the Council without a quorum (and therefore new elections are required before any council decisions can be made). On his Muck&Brass blog, resident [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Politics, Public Sector, Standards

Blogging – because it’s there.

Friday, October 9, 2009 10:29 38 Comments

One of the things bloggers are asked from time to time is “why do you blog”. The answer “why not?” doesn’t seem to satisfy many, so I’m perhaps more likely to come up with some thoughts along the lines of “because I enjoy writing”, which is pretty much the main reason, although now that I’ve [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Social Media, Technology

This Is A Holding Post

Thursday, August 27, 2009 7:20 3 Comments

This is simply a holding post because I couldn’t think of anything proper to say today, but I wanted to continue my posting every day schedule. So instead I decided to waffle on for a little bit and fill a few hundred words with pure garbage instead. It’s also important to differentiate what this is [...]

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Cambridgeshire Council Blogging Policy

Saturday, August 22, 2009 7:20 41 Comments

Cambridgeshire Council shared their Social Network and Blogging Policy on Public Sector Forums the other day where they have set out the rules for what they expect employees to do in terms of using blogs and contributing on social networks. Before even reading the policy, I can tell that this is a good idea. This [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Public Sector, Social Media, Standards, Technology

My Plugins

Sunday, May 10, 2009 7:20 6 Comments

This is going to be off less interest to those of you who aren’t computer geeks/nerds and don’t have a wordpress blog, but for those of you who are relatively new to wordpress (hi Gary!) you might now have come across some of these before. So here’s the run down. Akismet is the spam-blocker extraordinaire. [...]

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Bloggers Blogging Against Disablism (BBAD does BADD)

Friday, May 1, 2009 20:28 22 Comments

Blogging against Disablism Day for me isn’t just about writing your own post, it’s also about reading what other people have to say, accepting I won’t necessarily agree with all of it, I won’t necessarily like the writing in some of it, but still an interest in what other people think and experience. From previous [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Blogging, Disability, Equality

1,029th blog post

Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:20 4 Comments

I had thought that it might be nice to mark the occasion of the 1,000th post on this blog with a special post. Unfortunately, it would appear that I’ve missed it. If you delve back through my archives, you will see that technically, I’ve produced more than 1000 blog posts by now, as I did [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, The Pickards