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Category Archives: blogging
500 posts. It feels like a bit of a milestone. I’m not sure why, as it’s not one that I’d set for myself when I started this blog in July 2011. I didn’t start to blog with my sights firmly on … Continue reading
Patter had a bit of a revamp this year. Early on, the blog acquired a new URL, patthomson.net, and shucked off all gratuitous wordpress advertising. Much later, the signature image of desk and coffee cup was replaced with the current … Continue reading
Why do academics blog? What do academic bloggers get from blogging? Discussions about scholarly blogging most often centre on the need for we academics to write in ways that attract new audiences. If we write blogs, we are told, we … Continue reading
Over the last week I’ve posted every day about the ethnographic research I was doing at the Tate Summer School, research carried out with the Tate Schools and Teachers team. Why? Why did I interrupt my normal flow of writing … Continue reading
Patter is four years old. Time for a tally. Time for a bit of reckoning. Posts This is my 430th post. I have posted a trifle over twice a week in that time. Actually, I posted about once a week … Continue reading
People often ask me how I maintain a blog. How do I manage to write a post twice a week? On top of all of the other writing too… How exactly does it happen? My usual answer is that I’m … Continue reading