The reading list: Week 7
October 10, 2010 2 Comments
It’s that time again when we let you know what journalists, journals and online articles have been the focus of our hack-ttention.
Please let us know of any other interesting blogs/sites/articles by commenting below, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweeting us (@wannabehacks). Here goes…
First up this week is 10 Ways To Become A More Efficient And Productive Blogger – I know that there are 100s if not 1000s of these posts on the internet, but this one struck a chord with me, especially point 3:
3. Make the most of your creative highs
One of the keys to blogging is finding the balance between your right and left brain. Your left brain wants you to write on a specific schedule and pushes you to complete that task regardless of how you feel about it. Your right brain is waiting for the inspiration to hit you and it isn’t on a time frame.We all have those days when we are feeling extra creative and inspired. Those are the days when everything just flows and it feels like it’s all working perfectly. When you have a day like that, it is worth it to just keep writing. Those days are magical, and noticing that and taking advantage of it will really increase your productivity.
On ‘thisisawesome.com‘ there a little post about niche expertise and social media, it is very succinct, but raises some good discussion points.
Andy Dickinson gives some great insight into the teaching process he undergoes with his students with a blog post titled – Ivory tower dispatch: Nothing is simple anymore. He summarises that:
It’s not as simple as just talking to the community anymore – we interact. Everything is made more complex by technology and the influx of digital. Some of it is in our control. Some of it isn’t.
On Sharon O’Dea there was cautionary reminder about the unknown aspects of social media sites and content control – Brands on Facebook: a cautionary tale
And to finish this week Jon Slattery writes about the NUJ’s efforts to get back pay for journalism interns
As ever, anything we have missed, add it in the comments…