Tag: blogging

Editing a multi-author blog: experiences from the LSE Impact Blog

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Blogging guest from the LSE Towards the end of the last academic year, we were delighted to welcome Michael Taster, the Managing Editor of the LSE Impact Blog to our blog writing group. Michael shared some fascinating insights into how to run a high profile academic blog, how to find new content for the blog…Continue Reading Editing a multi-author blog: experiences from the LSE Impact Blog

Blogging and leadership

Many of you know that Dom Pates and I run the LEaD Writing Group, which meets on Zoom once a month, and is primarily a community of practice to support City bloggers. We dedicated time to writing as well as showcase individuals who blog. Last week, we were delighted to be joined by two members…Continue Reading Blogging and leadership

Special guests join 2021 LEaD Writing Group sessions

There are two further LEaD Writing Group sessions this term, and we are delighted to be joined by guests speakers for both of them. For tomorrow’s session, we will be joined by City President Professor Anthony Finkelstein and Interim Vice-President (Education) Professor Susannah Quinsee for a panel discussion centred around blogging and leadership. For the…Continue Reading Special guests join 2021 LEaD Writing Group sessions

LEaD Writing Group dates for 2021/22

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Still writing The LEaD Writing Group is an informal community of practice that provides support around blogging specifically and writing more generally. The monthly sessions that Jane Secker and I run also provide a small but dedicated spot of writing time for those with busy calendars. Unbelievably, we are now about to start our sixth…Continue Reading LEaD Writing Group dates for 2021/22

Guest speaker joins final LEaD Writing Group of 2020/21

On Wednesday July 7th, Dr Jane Secker and myself will be hosting our final LEaD Writing Group of the academic year. This group has been running since 2016, and provides City colleagues with space + time to write, technical support for blogging, and general explorations of writing practice. As they have all been since spring…Continue Reading Guest speaker joins final LEaD Writing Group of 2020/21

2021 Writing Group dates

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Last term, like many other activities typically run in-person, Jane and I took our monthly LEaD Writing Group online. The final session of the year included a marvellous guest appearance from Johanna Peyton from the Journalism department. Jo gave a fascinating talk on unlocking your creativity, which can be found in full in the video…Continue Reading 2021 Writing Group dates

Virtualising the LEaD Writing Group

As some of you may know, we run the LEaD Blog Writing group, which is an informal network of colleagues who are interested in carving out some time each month to focus on getting some writing done or to get some technical assistance with using the blogging tools that City makes available. The sessions are…Continue Reading Virtualising the LEaD Writing Group

Calling all City bloggers – relaunch event for the LEaD Writing Group

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The LEaD Writing Group was established in 2016 at the Learning at City 2016 Conference, by Dan Sansome and Dom Pates. Dan has now left City and the group hasn’t met for a while. But after much arm twisting (i.e. none) Dom has persuaded me to run this informal writing group with him. The group…Continue Reading Calling all City bloggers – relaunch event for the LEaD Writing Group

Why did I start blogging? Present Absence

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Recently, Dom Pates, Jane Secker and I were discussing the future of the blogging group once I leave City (more about that later). We ended up talking about why we started blogging. Here’s my answer. My first blog post dates back to February 2008. What were you doing then? I was living in Sao Paulo,…Continue Reading Why did I start blogging? Present Absence

How to prime your blog posts for SEO (search engine optimization)

The SEO Pyramid - a. content, b. keywords, c. links, d. social media

You’ve taken time to write your blog post. Now, how can you make sure it gets read by the maximum number of readers? Make it search engine friendly. Here are a few SEO tips to get your blog noticed. Use keywords What is your blog post about? What keywords are other people using on this…Continue Reading How to prime your blog posts for SEO (search engine optimization)