Tag Archives: Blogging

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Sustaining Community blog – 2015

As this is my first blog for the year, it seems appropriate to reflect on 2015 in the Sustaining Community blog. In February last year I set some goals for my blogging: Decide whether or not to change the name … Continue reading

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How many blog views per day?

I sometimes wonder how many views per day other bloggers receive. I know I should be writing for myself; I know that just because somebody “views” my blog it doesn’t mean they read anything; and I know that blogging isn’t … Continue reading

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Saturday quote (and why it will be the last regular one)

About 5 months ago I decided to share a quote each Saturday and a song each Sunday. I had recently completed Blogging 201 (a course through WordPress) and wanted to trial some regular posts and increase my weekend views. These … Continue reading

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