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Please Help With The UK Education Blogs Spreadsheet Version 12

August 12, 2015

The Echo Chamber

Before I start, let me just add that this has only been possible because of the help of @A_Weatherall whose coding skills have helped collect a lot of the necessary information.

The latest version of the spreadsheet of bloggers can now be found here.

Because of all the new blogs that have been found, there is an even greater need for work on filling in the spreadsheet. So can you please, please try to do as many of the following as possible:

  1. If you are a blogger, make sure your own details are on the spreadsheet and are up to date. (Once you have done so, put the date in the final column).
  2. Share this post (i.e. the one you are currently reading) on social media, particularly by reblogging and tweeting.
  3. Find some time to go onto the spreadsheet and look up some blogs where there are spaces…

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Checklist of Minimum Standards For Blogs

August 5, 2015

The Echo Chamber

I’ve written advice for bloggers on my own blog:

But here I thought I’d write something that is not so much advice for good blogging, but what I think are actually essential for having a blog that does not annoy me. Much of this is from the perspective of trying to follow blogs using a newsreader, share them in lists, and read vast numbers of them in one sitting. Obviously, others may have very different priorities, but I would recommend following these suggestions if you want to encourage others to read and share your blog.

1) Include a working RSS Feed

An RSS feed is what makes a blog a blog (rather than a website with a diary on it). Do not panic if you are unfamiliar with this, it is fitted as standard on most blogging sites, so you will have…

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