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Seeking inspiration

You might have noticed that posts have been a bit thin on the ground here for the past month or so. Some of it has been because I’ve been focusing on job/PhD applications and interviews amongst other things, but it’s also been because…

If only Lib Dem blogging paid so well…

Browsing through the W4MP Jobs site yesterday, I spotted a couple of interesting adverts, which made me question if I’m doing blogging right. LabourList want to employ a staff writer for £21,000 and an editor for £30-35,000, both of which are so many…

Invitation to a blogging masterclass

Apparently, there’s a market – and someone at the Guardian reckons it’s at least 18 strong – for a ‘masterclass’ on live blogging at a cost of £99 for three hours. I look at that and think ‘who is this Stuart Heritage?’ Does…

The LDV awards; or how no one is Leonardo DiCaprio anymore #ldconf

As I mentioned the nomination, it’s only fair to mention the result. I didn’t win Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year, which instead went to Jonathan Calder and Liberal England. That brought an end to Jonathan’s long run of being nominated for the…

On open letters

As I see it, open letters take one of two forms. The first one is possibly useful: Dear (insert name of recipient), Hey, I’ve lost all your contact details, and as you’ve got a pretty common name, googling you isn’t helping me find…

Ten years of blogging: looking back

It’s been ten years since I decided to add a blog to my website, and I don’t think then that I expected to still be blogging ten years later. Yet here I still am still plugging away and still with a loyal band…

Ten years of blogging: 2012

This year featured my longest blogging dry spell in my ten years, and then my decision to come back to regular blogging. Having spent the time to go through all these posts, it’s fascinating to see how much blogging has changed over that…

Ten years of blogging: 2011

And now we’re getting very close to the present, with blog posts that reference issues that are still going on and less ‘oh, I’d completely forgotten that’ moments for me as I go through the blog. But still, there are interesting things back…

Ten years of blogging: 2010

This year followed the pattern set by 2009, with long periods of sparse blogging interrupted by frenzies of regular posting, in this case sparked off by the General Election. It was the year I joined Colchester Council’s Cabinet, and also the year I…

Ten years of blogging: 2009

2009 continued the trend from 2008 of sporadic and irregular blogging, with some months entirely missed out, and others packed full of posts. This is the inconsistent blogging pattern I’d keep up for a few years, always happy to think of myself as…

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