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New(ish) kids on the blog

On Twitter the other day my attention was drawn to the revised version of Patrick Dunleavy’s thoughts on the matter of academic blogging. For the small number of you who perhaps may not be familiar with Professor Dunleavy he is not only one of the UK’s best known political scientists […]

The Q#3 quintet, and then some

Here are the five posts on this blog that recorded the most hits between July and September 2014: Uncertain terrain: Issues and challenges facing housing associations (11th May 2013) Developments in the ongoing Bedroom Tax saga (6th Sept) Why is Owen Jones so annoying? (4th July 2013) The miraculous power of […]

Serial bloggage

One of the most intriguing characteristics of blogging is its flexibility. You can find plenty of people willing to offer their views on how you should go about blogging if you want to maximize your audience and the like. But, while some of these hints and tips may […]

Why? Five-oh-oh

This is the five hundredth post on this blog. It is, of course, an entirely arbitrary milestone, but it nonetheless causes you to reflect on why you do it. Five hundred posts translates into well over half a million words, at a rate of ten or so posts […]

The Q#2 quintet, and more

Here are the five posts on this blog that recorded the most hits between April and June 2014: Uncertain terrain: Issues and challenges facing housing associations (11th May 2013) Ed’s brave housing proposal (1st May) Welfare reforms: the evidence mounts (9th April) Why is Owen Jones so annoying? (4th July 2013) The […]

Hashtags

I received an email today from someone relatively new to Twitter asking me about hashtags and how they are used. Below is an elaboration on the email I sent back. I thought there might be someone else out there who might find it useful. Hashtags have two quite […]

Grappling with big ideas

I’ve just published some thoughts on last night’s Bristol Festival of Ideas event over at Medium.com: Last night I attended a cracking event to mark the relaunch Pelican books, organised under the auspices of the Bristol Festival of Ideas. The authors of four of the initial five volumes published […]