Deadlines and setting/meeting them

This post is a continuation from my previous one about having a timeline and meeting deadlines. Since I’m a researcher, I thought I would research it. There are two parts to this process, as I mentioned in the previous post; 1) meeting deadlines to progress with my research/article writing; and 2) setting deadlines for writing …

Needing a schedule and an end date

I was reminded today that I’d been meeting with my Patreon mentor Helen for two years* and the overall output I’ve produced is not much. At least, according to those who know how much output there should be. I’ve written up a survey, a few case studies (still incomplete) and I’m nearly finished with my …

Resources for learning how to PhD

[You can listen to this blogpost on my podcast too ] Update: I have added further links to blogs and resources that have helped me. When I began the process of gaining a PhD by publication, it was part of a ‘learning how to learn’ trajectory. I had completed the Learning how to Learn course …

The solid steel ceiling of failure

Failure is my favourite word. Fail at 10 things a day and see how quickly failure loses its impact on you. I’ve been inspired this evening and made to realise just how unbreakable that ceiling can be for citizen journalists or any media that doesn’t have millionaire backing. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try …

Further sources — rounding up

Social media has been in the news recently because the current president of the United States, Donald Trump, was blocked from a succession of them. One side of the argument says that censoring hate speech and speech that incites violence is an important element of freedom of expression (true) and the other suggests that when …

The economics of social media news — modeling

The economics of running a news platform at either social, local or national level affect the process and capability of news production. National papers have more resources than local or independent media. Local papers have more resources than independent media. Independent media often doesn’t have the ability to go out and find a consistent set …

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