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On being lonely

Originally posted on The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive:
I’ve written about pissing into bottles when I’ve been depressed, and yet to me, this is a blog  whose responses I fear the most. Because admitting that you’re lonely seems…

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Is social media becoming less sociable and more about broadcasting?

Summary A welcome reality check from a fellow social media trainer – and comparing my own experience of the past year or so with what might be happening generally Suzy Ashworth is local to me and was one of Puffles’ earliest followers. … Continue reading

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Community learning as an alternative to expensive courses

Summary Some thoughts on how to make learning opportunities available to more people at a time when fees are rising. I’ve been looking around for some training courses on all things digital media of late. It’s that time of year … Continue reading

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Be the change – Cambridge: It’s over to you

Summary As tickets go on sale for Cambridge’s first big community action ‘unConference’, some thoughts on how an idea from 2011 turned into something real What’s ‘Be the change – Cambridge’ on Sat 13 September about? Click here. Where do you … Continue reading

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Learning by doing

Summary Continual learning by doing – in particular from lots of little mistakes, errors and oversights that I’d normally beat myself up over (metaphorically, not literally) I’m in the process of adding content to the Be The Change – Cambridge website – which … Continue reading

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Grace Sarah leads the musical line in Cambridge

Summary A stunning musical set by one of my favourite musicians – a humbling experience to have watched her grow over the past 18 months I first heard about Grace when she was featured on BBC Look East in late … Continue reading

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What was wrong with Ed Miliband’s strategy for the Euro elections?

Summary On why Ed Miliband could not ‘make and shape the news’ during the campaign in the way he and his communications advisers wanted to Over a week before polling day, I questioned Ed Miliband’s strategy – see here. Essentially … Continue reading

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Localising voter-engagement campaigns

Summary Has anyone else tried something similar to the posters I’ve made and put up in local bus stops? I’ve made a few versions of this poster. Chris Rand has made online guides for the Queen Ediths ward – see … Continue reading

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Who will you vote for in Cambridge? A poster, a speech & a website

Summary of what me and Ceri have made so far Mini-manifesto – 140516 Puffles MiniManifesto V1 The living manifesto (See here) Updates on our (under-used) Facebook page here – though it’s the second most popular Facebook page of the local parties/candidates in … Continue reading

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Puffles spends the afternoon with some of our top historians

Summary What we learnt at the launch of the new History and Policy website event at Kings College London …other than I had forgotten how frustrating the Cambridge-London commute can be! Some of you may recall me describing history as … Continue reading

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