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27 persuasive reasons to blog today

Reasons to be a blogger: 1, 2, 3 …

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‘And so to bed’. Learn to blog with Samuel Pepys and this wonderful BBC dramatisation of his diaries

Dramatisation of Samuel Pepys’s diaries for BBC Radio 4. Is this an invitation to start a diary of your own?

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12 metaphors visualised to aid thinking about the brilliance of blogging

Why blog? Old ways vs. New ways Isolated vs. Connected Visible vs. Invisible or rather Silent or a presence or sphere of influence ____________________________________________________________  What do you think? As an academic As an author (or wannabe writer) As a journalist

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How, where and when do you learn?

Think about your own learning – the resources and tools you use, where and when it takes place. Early mornings from 4.00am, weekends, mornings only ’til 10.00 or so. Occasionally some reading in the evening. But vicariously too, in a

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Some thoughts on writing by Norman Mailer

From ‘The Spooky Art’ ‘Over the years, I’ve found one rule. It is the only one I give on those occasions when I talk about writing. It’s a simple rule If you tell yourself you are going to be at

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Mind, metaphor and mirror neurons – and the impact on blogging

Why metaphors matter to everything – I visualise ideas on social media, marketing, advertising, e-learning and fiction.

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Where’s education in technology terms compared to the car?

If your school or college were a car, what kind of car would it be?

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When does a diary become a blog and is it diminished as a result?

In the Guardian Review, March 2003, William Boyd discussed the journal ‘There are many sort of journal: journals written with both eyes fixed firmly on posterity and other that were designed never to be read by anyone but the writer.

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Why keep a diary then put it online?

A diary is many things ‘Maketh up a quote at ye beginning of thy book; it will make people think thou art clever.’ Christopher Marlowe ‘The Obscure Tragedie’ Act II, Scene ii. The following comes from a seminal book on

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