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September 23, 2008


(Posted by Simon Thomson, Deputy Project Manager & Webmaster, Sounds Good)

I have been very fortunate in this project that the Project Manager has been very active and instrumental in providing content for the blog. Although I did indeed populate the basic construction of the site it has been Bob who has continually refreshed the blog content and podcasts. I think that this process of adding blog entries, while might be viewed as a requirement of the project, has also been an important tool in allowing reflection, communicating progress and generally publicising the project beyond local boundaries.

Personally I feel disappointed with myself that I did not contribute more blog entries (although I did upload most of Bob’s as I was the only person able to access the site administration so I did have a little part to play) and for the next stage of the project I am determined to engage in this process a lot more.

As food for thought, I wondered whether it might be appropriate to allocate all team members a week in which they will be expected to contribute a blog entry for inclusion in the site. Some might view this as a rather draconian approach but personally it would ensure that I did indeed contribute at least one entry for the site.

Bob and I are currently in discussion as to how we might present the next iteration of our site, should we even maintain a blog? Do we need podcasts? What about adding images and video?

If you have any suggestions as to how you would like to see us communicate our project development please add your comment below or email me at s.thomson@leedsmet.ac.uk

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  1. Simon asks whether we should even maintain a blog. Yes we should, and we will!

    Bob RotheramBob Rotheram on Tuesday, 23 September 2008, 21:43 BST # |

  2. I like the idea of project team members taking responsibility, although to be honest I think a month would be better than a week - you don't have to post every day!

    Lawrie PhippsLawrie Phipps on Tuesday, 23 September 2008, 22:36 BST # |

  3. I'm in the same situation, luckily I have team member who has taken responsibilty for the project blogs. Part of this responsibilty includes making the decision on where and when the blog posts will be syndicated and making sure correct tags are used (so it's about the project not about the person). Yes we have a (short) policy but it means others can take over the role if necessary.

    We tend to blog when we have something to say, rather than a regime of blogging weekly, daily, or hourly. What I am doing is making sure all declared deliverable and outcomes are blogged about. It keeps the JISC programme managers happy. Wink

    Neil WittNeil Witt on Wednesday, 24 September 2008, 10:00 BST # |

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