Category: Other gubbins

The Q#3 quintet

Here are the five posts published on this blog between July and September 2013 that recorded the most hits: Bedroom tax … and beyond (6th Aug) Why is Owen Jones so annoying? (4th July) Free to schmooze (21st July) ‘Quackademics’ under fire as critical voices targeted (22nd Aug) Britain’s property problem (15th Aug) One thing that […]

Blogging and “writing”

A thought-provoking post entitled The dangers of academic blogging appeared yesterday at The Sociological Imagination. The post drew, in turn, on series of posts at Near Emmaus. Like many such posts the implied audience is postdocs and early career researchers. The key point made in the Near Emmaus […]

All sentences great and not so great

I have shovelled something like half a million words into cyberspace since I started blogging three years ago. Some of those words were arranged in ways that were pleasing, to me at least. Some of them were arranged in ways that might best be described as decidedly clunky. […]

The Q#2 quintet

Here are the five posts published on this blog between April and June 2013 that recorded the most hits: Curbing the welfare hate (6th April) Who is social housing for, and who should it be for? (10th April) Uncertain terrain: issues and challenges facing housing associations (11th May) […]

Unfollowing

The received wisdom is that unfollowing someone on Twitter is of no great significance. It can be done with breezy indifference. And it will be treated in the same way by the person being unfollowed. They probably won’t even notice. It’s not like unfriending someone on Facebook. That’s […]

Keeping up with the Bristol Bloggerati

Bristol has a lively bunch of bloggers. Keeping up with what’s being posted can be a bit of a struggle. We now have a new resource in the form of www.bristolblogs.com. Bristol Blogs brings together more than 80 different feeds from bloggers in and around Bristol, blogging about […]

The Q#1 quintet

Here are the five posts published on this blog between January and March 2013 that recorded the most hits: Help to buy? (20th March) The politics of the bedroom tax (9th February) Clegg courts catastrophe (10th March) Research and the policy process (13th February) The boundaries of academic […]