A Daily Tip e-mail from the good folk at New Organising Institute reminded me last week about the importance of taking a holiday. They came up with lots of useful reasons as to why we should take a break.
With this in mind, I’m going to pause blogging until the start of September to take a short break myself.
If you’re an activist and you haven’t taken a break for a while I’d encourage you to do so.
If you have taken a break recently and are looking for useful reading on campaigning, why not have a look at; My Summer Reading list – Lots of great books recommended by folk from across the campaigning world The Right Ethos tweets – they’re suggesting a campaigning resource you should be reading throughout August.
These old posts that still get lots of traffic to them Best Advocacy Videos and Great Campaign Stunts.
See you in September…..
Regular readers of the blog will have noticed that in the last month I’ve broken the golden rule of blogging, that you must write something at least once a week. The main reason for this is because I’ve been contributing over on the NCVO website as they’ve launched the Campaigning and Influencing Forum.
I’ve written about the legacy of the debt campaign, sharing what I learnt from organising a successful event with MPs and asking if we can use visualisation to make data more interesting.
I’ll be reposting my contributions on this blog in the coming weeks, but if you haven’t visited the Forum, I’d encourage you to pay it a visit. It’s turning into a really lively forum covering lots of critical issues for those involved in campaigning.
If you want to be the first to know about new posts on this blog, you can sign up to the e-alerts in the top corner of the site or follow me on twitter. I’m @mrtombaker.
I have to confess that I’ve never managed to find a blogging rhythm, so perhaps it’s foolish that I’ve joined as a regular contributor to the Political Dynamite blog which launched this week.
The blog is a collective effort, pulling together a fascinating mix of campaigners working on a range of different causes. The writers have an eclectic set ideas and approaches about how change happens so it should be a great blog to follow.
I’ll be attempting to write a regular article on a Monday, and will cross-post my articles on here. But do pay politicaldynamite.com a visit, post a comment and add it to your RSS feed.
Welcome to the thoughtful campaigner……
This blog aims to be a space to highlight excellent examples of campaigning, to reflect on emerging trends and to keep a pace with what’s happening in the world of campaigning in the UK.
I’ve worked in the sector for the last 5 years, but can’t seem to find one place which draws things together into one place so I’ve started this blog. To keep my employer happy here comes the usual disclaimer, that all the views are my own and have nothing to do with anyone who pays me to do this!
You’ll spot a bias towards development and environmental campaigns, because these are the ones that I know most about and follow closely, but my aim is to bring together in one place the very best examples from across the UK and beyond.
Get involved…add a comment, share examples of good practice you’ve seen, write for the site, tell me what you’d like to see….