Category: Other gubbins

The Q#1 quintet, and more

Here are the five posts on this blog that recorded the most hits between January and March 2014: Uncertain terrain: Issues and challenges facing housing associations (11th May 2013) Why is Owen Jones so annoying? (4th July 2013) My top ten blogs 2013 (29th Dec 2013) A voyage of […]

One academic online

Yesterday I took part in an event introducing social media to members of academic staff. I was asked to come along and act as one of two live case studies. I was there to share my experiences. The aim was to illustrate the possibilities and highlight some of […]

The Q#4 quintet

Here are the five posts on this blog that recorded the most hits between October and December 2013: On signs you’re reading bad criticism of economics (4th Nov) Uncertain terrain: Issues and challenges facing housing associations (11th May) Would post-crash economics be a step backward? (21st Nov) The Bedroom […]

My top ten posts of 2013

This has been a good year for this blog. Although the audience remains relatively modest, traffic has nearly doubled compared with 2012. Thanks for reading. The blog spent all year in the ebuzzing monthly politics top 100. Such rankings are not to be taken too seriously, but being […]

My top ten blogs 2013

Welcome to my third annual list of my top ten blogs. I have continued to read all the blogs in my previous lists, although a couple of bloggers took a bit of a break this year. So I am discovering that the process of compiling a top ten […]

On doing what academic bloggers do

A paper by Inger Mewburn and Pat Thomson entitled Why do academics blog? An analysis of audiences, purposes and challenges has just appeared online. The paper caught my attention, and not simply because it quotes at length from a post I wrote back at the beginning of the […]