I need to get my mojo fired up and my writing head on. I've created a whole load of deadlines and expectations for the month, that will keep me motivated. However, I've also set myself the blog a day target as well.
I've done this before in July 2019 and November 2020. I may even get around to covering some of the topics I promised to cover last time, but didn't. Like on our radio show, I do requests, but reserve the right to not do ones I don't like.
In short order, and on the list are:
- Academic writing v journalism
- Debate and disagreement
- Networks, why we need them, and why we don't
- 24 Hour News vs Slow news
- All Those Things That Seemed So Important
- Devolution and Democracy
- Living with medical conditions
- Welsh Nationalism
- Some book reviews
- The 143 (not a bus route, a music list)
- Folk horror
- Kinder Scout, my complex relationship
Just to be clear, I don't often suffer from writer's block, but I am old enough to recognise that I work best under pressure. I should also at this point link to the Big Issue in the North, which published my feature on the BBC. I'd love you to buy a copy from their digital archive, here.
I also do a weekly column on music (mainly) for the Weekender section of the Tameside Reporter and Glossop Chronicle. One of the recent ones is here.
I was also involved in the Inset Day at Aquinas College yesterday, which prompted this piece on LinkedIn.
So, which me luck and I hope this works.