Friday, 13 July 2007


I have spent the most of my holidays so far reading up on and playing around with blogging (and learning a bit of XHTML into the bargain. Thought I better get to grips with it as I am going to be introducing it to the NC group in the new academic year.


Some of the blogs out there are really fascinating and I have really been enjoying the education ones, although I don't always agree with what they say. I've covered everything from education to cookery (one covering both which is excellent), fishing to tv programmes, and farming to music (actually found one that had several of our past HNC Music students on it). Some are poor and boring, some are good, and some are excellent!

I created another blog (my life with the air cadets) as it gave me more scope to play around and indeed it is something which I am passionate about so there is lots to be said. I know, I can hear you saying "you're never shot of words"! One of the tips I have picked up is not to be worried about what other people think but this is an area I am struggling with.

The Air Cadet guidelines in terms of what is and what isn't acceptable are very tight and although this is a personal blog, anything I say, that falls outwith the guidelines, could be deemed as inappropriate from an officer. Basically, anything we do in our lives outwith the Air Cadets should not bring the organisation into disrepute. So no murdering, drug dealing or topless modelling then - damn! I guess this is pretty similar to the 'Code of Conduct' that we keep hearing about at the college. It is about protecting the organisation from the stupidities of individuals.

Saturday, 7 July 2007

Web 2.0 - A good introduction

This is a really good intro to what Web 2.0 is all about. Pretty sure I will use this when delivering the Weblogging unit next semester.