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11 Tips for Better Blogging

I’ve run several blogging workshops in recent weeks, with seasoned campaigners at Global Witness, Oxfam Novib’s youth wing, and academic bloggers at the Institute for Social Studies in The Hague. All three sessions followed a similar format, developed for a Unicef session I ran last year – a half hour intro from me, and then […]

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An experiment in participatory blogging on Ebola in Sierra Leone

Anthropologists do things differently, including blogging. My attention was piqued by Tim Allen’s reply to a commenter on his recent post (with Melissa Parker) on Ebola in Sierra Leone, in which he casually mentioned ‘It is perhaps worth adding that the chief and elders wanted us to write it, and we read it out at […]

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A draft chapter on blogging and this blog – need your comments please

There’s no way I can come out of this looking good, but I need your help. I’ve been asked to contribute a chapter to a new edition of a Routledge book, Popular Representations of Development: Insights from Novels, Films, Television and Social Media. The topic is…. this blog. So I have put together what can […]

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Blogging’s getting a bit old – what’s next? Plus, my first pitiful attempt at a vlog.

It’s quiet in the blogosphere. Too quiet. (In Westerns, saying that invariably means you’re about to get an arrow in the head). I’ve been blogging on FP2P for 8 years now and for the last few of them, have been wondering what comes next. There are few new entrants to the blog world, and some […]

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Blogging about development: some tips for NGOs and would-be bloggers

Blogging about blogging – the ultimate in cyber-narcissism. Last week Twaweza invited me in to their office to pick my brains on their impending launch into the blogosphere, so I thought I’d turn my notes into a quick post (and cribsheet for future talks). I’ll try to avoid duplication with my last post on ‘why […]

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Blogging in big bureaucracies round two: the view from the World Bank

Had a useful discussion with the World Bank’s social media team this week, off the back of Tuesday’s post on the struggles that the UN seems to behavingin getting its people blogging (actually, the comments on that post suggest there are lots of UN blogs, but most of them seem to be outside New York). […]

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Why I’m not blogging today

Hopefully back tomorrow to review the new European Report on Development

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Asia's welfare revolution; results and complexity; China in Africa; Jim Kim gets blogging; Illicit finance; ignorance on fragile states; celebrating informality: links I liked

Everybody sorted out the gremlins on the new blog format? If you’re still having problems, here’s how to sort it. Even my mum managed it and she’s even more tech-challenged than I am. ‘Asia’s next revolution’ – a classic Economist cover story on the ‘mind-boggling’ speed with which countries like China and Indonesia are building […]

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The world's nomadic economic heart; aid blogging made funny; smartphones and graphs for climate disasters; shifting inequality goalposts; the worst aid promo video EVER: links I liked

After breaking my duck on twitter, I’m starting to use it more and more for tweeting links to interesting stuff. I’ll still use the blog to post the best and/or ones that merit more than 140 characters of explanation, but if you are a true linkhoover, you’d best start following me on @fp2p. Here’s this […]

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NGOs and blogging on development: Why do we find it so hard?

I went to a fascinating ‘bloggers breakfast’ in Washington last week, hosted by Lawrence MacDonald of CGD and Oxfam’s Paul O’Brien. A bunch of development bloggers from the Center for Global Development, Oxfam America and a few others chewed over a mixture of blogging dilemmas and CGD’s muffins and fruit. V pleasant way to start […]

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Blattman on Kony 2012; weird nutrition; good news on poverty; who needs 'Official Views'?; food modelling; women and blogging; Rodrik v Harvard students; Make Bradford British: Links I liked

‘Let’s suppose for a moment that, on balance, everyone conforms to their worst stereotypes: the badvocacy organization is simplistic, self-aggrandizing, and adolescent; and the academics are so busy being nuanced and obscure that they are useless. (These are not hard things to suppose.) Could, in spite of it all, the KONY 2012 campaign still lead […]

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Is blogging (or commenting on blogs) a guy thing? And if so, why?

Last week I had an exchange with Tom Murphy, organizer of the ABBAs online poll to find the best aid blogs, on the issue of gender and blogging. Tom’s conclusion from the ABBAs was ‘The contest continued to tilt towards men. I really have little idea as to why. Possibly it has something to do […]

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