Later this year I will be running an evening course at Ruskin - one of the 'digital evenings' that form part of the exciting range of Courses for Interest: http://tinyurl.com/jlnwgln (sign up for a
session - you'll love it!)
This blog started - as the header reads - to maintain contact with students/activists that I meet from across the UK and internationally. At the time I was working for both Ruskin College and the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) and this involved teaching on a significant number of short courses (and the MA at Ruskin) on a massively diverse range of trade union/employment relation issues.
Writing to reflect upon activist teaching and learning:
Sharing the outcomes to support trade union renewal
As my teaching changed at Ruskin - particularly when I became full-time to run the MA ILTUS - I started to focus also on writing/research that I though relevant to activists/officers, but the accent remained on sharing ideas from my teaching that I thought relevant, particularly in the global debate around trade union renewal.
My own, simple advice, on writing a blog - which probably reflects the advice/guidance out there is wrapped around several questions:
Be prepared: Think about your writing as much as the blog itself.
How? How will you keep yourself motivated to keep writing, not least so that the content is fresh and, linked to the above, relevant? It is a struggle to think of something good/relevant to write about on a regular basis.