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The Story Behind That Twitteraholic Post

The Story Behind That Twitteraholic Post

There’s always a story behind what inspires bloggers to write specific posts. Unfortunately we aren’t always able to include that aspect in our posts 🙁 Maybe it is me?  But often the story behind the post is just as intriguing and fascinating as the post. So I thought you might be interested in the story behind A Twitteraholic’s Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter? The Inspiration Being at a large conference like ISTE, where you have over 13,000…

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Here’s My Blogging Story! What’s Yours?

Here’s My Blogging Story! What’s Yours?

Well I’m a bit late  to help John Connell with his session at BBC’s Glasgow HQ! But I like the blogging questions and think others would be intrigued by my answers. 1.  How did you get into blogging? I’m sure lots of people that are very glad I’m blogger would be totally surprised by the fact that initially I really struggled with the concept of blogging — Why anyone would blog and why others read their blogs? It took almost…

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Latest Statistics Say My Blogs Are……?

Latest Statistics Say My Blogs Are……?

Unfortunately it is very easy to misinterpret and/or mis-use any type of statistics. People often look at the number while failing to consider how the statistic was calculated or what it truly means. About Misinterpreting Statistics Here’s an example: Statistics show that 45% of the population can’t read the newspaper. Shocking literacy rates! Or is it? How many included in that statistic were too young to read, didn’t speak English, had some form of disability etc? What percentage of the…

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Blogging, Chocolate Murray Cods And Let’s Not Forget Bubble Wrap!

Blogging, Chocolate Murray Cods And Let’s Not Forget Bubble Wrap!

Let’s be honest, I’m not sure about others, but I don’t expect gifts when I do presentations but it’s always nice to receive. But I usually give them away (usually to a participant) ’cause I don’t drink. But thanks to Kerry J I received the absolute prefect presentation gift for EDNA’s Blogging – it’s a conversation — two wonderful chocolate Murray Cod’s. Honestly what else would you give a chocolate loving fish farming lecturer. About Haigh’s Chocolate Murray Cod Murray…

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The Messy Aspects Of Blog Cleaning

The Messy Aspects Of Blog Cleaning

Don’t you get frustrated with mess? I do! But I’ll procrastinate how I can clean up the mess until I can’t take it anymore. Only then will I take action. Today was my blog cleaning day! I’ve finished what I can but still not happy (are we ever totally happy with blog cleaning?). Anyway let me show you what I’ve done so you can give me your thoughts 🙂 Importance Of Blog Cleaning Unfortunate fact of life, we do judge…

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Share Your Blogging Experience & Tips For Participants From Open PD

Share Your Blogging Experience & Tips For Participants From Open PD

Great news!!! I’ve been asked by Robin Ellis and Darren Draper to talk about blogging with educators participating in Open PD. Slight problem! Minor really — hardily worth mentioning but it’s at 5.00 am tomorrow morning my time (their local time of 5-6 pm US Eastern Time Zone on Wednesday April 9). Time for a confession — I’m not good at waking up in the morning. I never hear the alarm go off when it wakes up my hubby. So…

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Do You Subscribe To Your Own Blog Feed? Maybe You Should!

Do You Subscribe To Your Own Blog Feed? Maybe You Should!

If you’re not already subscribing to the RSS feed from your own blog using a feed reader e.g. Google Reader it’s time you did! You can’t always guarantee readers will tell you there is a problem 🙂 . What happened to Martin Weller (The Ed Techie) yesterday is a classic example of the need to subscribe. Martin uses Typepad which unfortunately experienced a brief problem with their feed service on TypePad. Some TypePad users were affected, where another blog’s entries…

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Can You Really Identify Features That Makes A Good Blog?

Can You Really Identify Features That Makes A Good Blog?

So what does make a good blog? Tara Ethridge asked the Classroom 2.0 community “What are your top 3 blogs you’d recommend others to read about web 2.0, collaboration or anything technology-related?” so that she could create a list for teachers at her school of the most commonly recommended. While I like the idea of helping teachers locate blogs to read — there is no way I would ever consider promoting 3 blogs! Image by Brothergrimm. People Are Individuals Graham…

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How To Effectively Manage Your Comments on Other People’s Blogs

How To Effectively Manage Your Comments on Other People’s Blogs

Blogging is all about having the conversations — not talking to yourself! True conversations, which is what we want to achieve, is when we all, author and commenters interact. Managing Comments on Other People’s blogs I’ve many tips for keeping up the conversations on blogs but I believe the most important is being very effective at managing my comments on other people’s blogs. I use co-mment, which tracks my comments, and it notifies me automatically by sending the comment to…

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A New Journey Begins: Introducing The Edublogger!

A New Journey Begins: Introducing The Edublogger!

Finally I can shared some really cool and exciting news of my latest venture. A few weeks ago James Farmer, founder of Edublogs, approached me to ask if I was willing to be the editor of The Edublogger, a blog set up by Edublogs dedicated to helping educational bloggers with using emerging technologies in education, share their own experiences and promote the blogging medium. The concept was that I would keep doing the kind of stuff that I already do…

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