Monday, 10 December 2012

Getting back on board the blogging bus

I've had a rather frustrating couple of years on the professional front. The details aren't really important, suffice to say, there's been a lot of 'dealing' with disappointment. The last six months in particular have been a bit grim, a knock on effect being the almost complete drying up of my social media activity.

But things are looking up. I'm about to start a - potentially very exciting - new job and I'm feeling more positive generally. So, I'm easing myself back into Twitter and I'm hoping to get properly back on the blogging bus in the new year. I haven't had 'the talk' with my new line manager yet, so I don't know how much I'll be able to say about what I'm doing. [NB. This is not about abandoning #jfdi! It's not about asking permission, more about starting off on the right footing. :)] I'm fairly confident that the nature of the post means that the team will be keen for me to share. Watch this space!

In the meantime, my 'extra-curricular' activities are bubbling away nicely. Here's some stuff that's happening:

  • Me and t'other Scottish Public Sector Digital Group ladies are planning some activities for next year that'll knock yer socks off! Join the Knowledge Hub group (if you've not aleady) to get advance notice of events, etc.You'll also get lots of other Scottish public sector digital news, views and other good stuff. For free!
  • TeacampScotland is taking a well earned break over the holidays, but should be back in February with renewed tea-fueled vigour (and possibly a shiny new interwebz gizmo).
  • Tonight (10 December) I'm heading to Spoon Cafe for a meeting of prospective social media 'surgeons' to talk about getting social media surgeries up and running in Edinburgh early in the new year. If you're interested, please come along.
  • Chandos Publishing have approached me about writing a book for them. I have some ideas and am chatting to a few folk about collaborative works. But, if there's a information science/management/literacy book that you think needs written, please let me know!
  • And last, but by no means least, I'm having conversations with folks that will hopefully result in one or more 'Camps' taking place in Scotland next year. 

Hopefully that'll keep me out of trouble for the foreseeable future!

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