Tag Archives: Blogging

Half a million views

I woke this morning to a nice blogging milestone—half a million views! Since starting the blog in early 2011 there has been a slow but steady climb in views. I know there are limitations to the number of views as … Continue reading

Posted in Being an academic | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Transparency report (May-August 2017)

At the start of the year, I decided to provide transparency reports for my blog. While I don’t make any money from the blog, I like the idea of sharing information that might be of interest to other bloggers. Total … Continue reading

Posted in Being an academic | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Transparency report (January-April 2017)

At the start of the year, I decided to start preparing transparency reports. While I don’t make any money from the blog, I like the idea of sharing information about the blog that might be of interest to other bloggers. … Continue reading

Posted in Being an academic | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Searching for my authoritative voice

Sometimes I fear I’m going to be discovered as a fraud. Who am I to be writing a blog on community engagement? On what basis do I support other organisations to improve their work? Am I really preparing students for … Continue reading

Posted in Being an academic | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Looking forward to 2017

It’s that time of the year which seems to be particularly conducive to planning, so here are some of my ideas for 2017 Blogging I don’t think I’ll be making all that many changes to the blog this year. I … Continue reading

Posted in Being an academic | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Transparency report (2016)

I recently came across a transparency report on Eco Warrior Princess. A major focus of her post was to be transparent about how much income she generated from her site and, even though I don’t generate any income from the … Continue reading

Posted in Being an academic | Tagged , | Leave a comment

My top posts for 2016

There are a number of ways to judge my top posts for 2016. To start with there are 10 posts that I think add a useful contribution to working with communities and families. Some of them came from my work … Continue reading

Posted in Being an academic, Families & parenting, Working with communities | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Measuring impact and being open and transparent

If measurement is going to make a major difference to the practice of family and community work, we need to become much better at being transparent, open and honest. Not surprisingly, when we talk publicly about what we do, we … Continue reading

Posted in Being an academic | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

A blogging milestone

After I had been blogging for a little while, I remember Tricia from Little Echo Footprints (who now micro-blogs at triciaeco) telling me that she averaged around 500 views/day. At the time (2012) I was averaging around 20 views/day and I … Continue reading

Posted in Being an academic, Personal | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

A quarter of a million views – thanks everybody!

Over a quarter of a million views! Thanks everybody for your support over the years. It’s funny how a quarter of a million sound more than 250,000. These are the 10 most popular posts (by number of views) since I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments