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Should I have attended #LocalGovCamp?

LocalGovCamp took place at the weekend. It’s a place where conversations happen, ideas are formed and connections are made. Massive thanks to the organisers, especially Sarah Lay, and also to the sponsors and the attendees for making LocalGovCamp happen. You’re all amazing and I love you big time. I was lucky enough to go to … Continue reading

Nurture1314 Highlights

Last year I blogged under the Nurture1213 tag, which offered a chance to reflect on my Highlights of the year just gone by and my Hopes for the forthcoming year. It’s been interesting rereading the hopes post. Have I achieved all I wanted, and how do I feel about that? I am of course taking … Continue reading

Ebook Publishing in Local Gov

So, exciting news at Shropshire Family Information Service  HQ, we’ve published our first ebook. Let me hear you say whoop whoop. No? Just me then. Parents can now download our information on Amazon. We’re amazed by this. We feel like rockstars. We may, or may not* keep clicking on Amazon just to look at the … Continue reading

Why I Loved CommsCamp13

So on Tuesday 26th February I attended CommsCamp13, organised by the skilful Ann Kempster, Dan Slee and Darren Caveney. You can read more about the event here in preparation for your attendance at #commscamp14. (Did you see Dan, Ann and Darren twitch then?) A good way for me to organise initial thoughts and feelings is … Continue reading

#nurture1213 Highlights

It was a couple of weeks ago when I first saw the nurture1213 hashtag, a chance to list 12 highlights from 2012 and 13 hopes for 2013. I liked the sound of this, an opportunity to reflect, and time to plan, and it involved lists, not one but two, and I’m a big fan of … Continue reading

Support for the Social Media Lone Ranger

Back in April 2012 that Dan Slee blogged that comms people should start sharing the sweets and encourage frontline local gov services to tell their stories through social media. You can read it here and then cheer, whoop and five high just as I did. The message seems to be working too. It’s no longer … Continue reading

Lost: Social Media Mojo

For nearly 2 years I have managed my work’s social media accounts. This includes Facebook, Twitter, Google + and a blog. I’ve worked hard to develop relationships, respond to comments, engage with the communities around those platforms, keep the posts interesting, relevant and friendly, and to make the most of the potential these platforms offered. … Continue reading

My 15 Favourite quotes from #digifutures12

Today I’ve been to Digital Futures to explore how digital media can improve the way organisations communicate with residents and deliver services. You can find out more at the Digital Futures blog. There were some wonderful, motivating and captivating speakers at the event – here’s my favourite quotes from the day. The future is here, … Continue reading

My Localgovcamp 2012 list

I like lists, they’re:- To the point Easy to read Make me feel organised I also like localgovcamp, because It’s for people with an interest in:- Social Media Digital Local gov Central gov People Processes Platforms Making stuff work better for users Cake this list is actually endless and it should always be endless, different … Continue reading