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Become the Media Part 1 – The Joy of Blogs

THE JOY OF BLOGS profiles bloggers and offers inspiring advice to others. The emergence of new and diverse writing voices has been a key feature of Scotland’s new media movement. Here we profile 4 very different bloggers who explain more about their work, offer thoughts on the failure of the traditional media to reflect our changing nation, recommend blogs and offer a wealth of tips and advice for new bloggers and those thinking about beginning a blog.
Includes interviews with:

WILLIAM DUGUID Author of the frequently hilarious Scottish political blog ‘To September And Beyond’ which enjoys thousands of readers each week.

KIRSTY STRICKLAND, an award-winning writer on Politics and Feminism whose groundbreaking media monitoring work for ‘Women for Independence’ is challenging attitudes on how women are represented in the media #WriteToEndVAW #WFImediawatch Follow her here.

ROBERT J SOMYNNE This Politico-Poet-Pilgrim-Photographer-Teach ­er-Beardist is major writing talent who offers a unique and challenging view on our changing nation. Follow him here.

SIMONE CHARLESWORTH Simone writes regularly for Any Voices and her own blog is a wonderful mixture of the political and personal, as well as occasionally quirky, reflections. You can read Simone’s brilliant essay on being an English woman and Scottish Nationalist hereFollow here here.

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  1. Alistair Livingston says:

    I have been blogging for 11 years now. All though large chunks of it are about the radical anarchohippygothpunk counterculture, there are some posts which mention Scotland. Although most of those are mainly on the history of Galloway.


  2. arthur thomson says:

    I think it is simply brilliant how many people are finding their voice. I just wish I had time to read all of them.

    In my opinion, the educational value that has derived from the ongoing independence discussion is inestimable. I feel sorry for those people who can only view it as divisive. I am optimistic that at least some of them will, in time, learn and acknowledge just how enlightening it has been and continues to be. An informed and confident electorate is a key to democracy and blogs have an important part to play in bringing that about.

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