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21 observations from an organiser of CommsCamp13

Slowly coming back from the dead after running my first unconference, the AMAZING CommsCamp13.  Some things I learned: Expect crazy anxiety dreams the night before the event Stop being a perfectionist Charity cake tables are a fantastic addition to an unconference. We need to look at how to increase inclusivity at unconferences. Inclusivity of newbies, women, personality types. Nervousness at participating in pitching isn’t just about gender I could probably talk to Catherine from Public-i forever Local gov comms people are afraid of central gov comms people. Central gov comms people are afraid of local gov comms people. We need…

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Busy bee

How exciting to get to use a picture of a dog in a bee costume in a blog post!

I am an extremely busy bee at the moment both at work and at home. And the two seem to be blending more and more and more.

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And or neither nor: press and digital in 2012

I attended a fab off-grid get-together this afternoon of a mix of digital and press folk in government today. Very honoured to have been included.

We looked at what is working well, what isn’t and what the perfect future might look like. A lot of interesting discussions and models for the future. Really got my brain buzzing on a Friday afternoon….

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Completion

It is safe to say I’m not very good at finishing projects I start. Not exactly a completer/finisher; at least not in a personal capacity. I can think back over the years to musical instruments learned and dropped; other knitting and sewing projects not finished; the amount of paints, paper and pencils around not used to their full extent. This poor blog is another case in point – a rather pathetic number of posts and nothing for 2 months!  I’m trying to push myself to do better than this. So expect some rather inane posts about rather inane subjects (not always!) but just wanting to get myself back into it. I need to practice my writing again.

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For my friend Sarah…

*Disclaimer (for all it seems to be worth)*  – These are my own personal feelings (can you get the distinction?), thoughts and reflections on the events of this weekend and its implications.  I met Sarah – funnily enough, through Twitter – earlier this year.  Since then she has become a very close friend of whom I am proud and totally supportive. Apologies if this is rambling…

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