Tag Archive | reflection

I ate’nt dead: resurrecting my blog for 2014

(With apologies to Sir Terry Pratchett for the title) So, it’s been more than nine months since I last updated this blog. I managed a grand total of two blog posts in 2013. Whoops… There are probably several reasons for the precipitous decline in my blogging. My professional writing has taken other outlets in the […]

Looking back and looking ahead

Inspired by Suzanne Wheatley’s post on Information Today, I thought I’d use my traditional* end-of-year post to not just set goals for 2013, but to look back on some of my achievements in 2012. This has been an incredibly difficult year for a number of reasons, some public and some not, so it seems like […]

Lessons learned from NaNoWriMo

As mentioned in a previous post, I spent much of November chained to a keyboard, attempting to write a novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I am ecstatic to be able to say that I actually did it! I, WoodsieGirl, have written a novel. It’s unbelievably terrible, but damn it, I’m still proud. I’ve […]

Thing 23: Final reflection

This post is part of 23 Things for Professional Development. I made it! I made it to the final Thing! Oh, I never thought I’d get here… There are a few tasks for this Thing, so I’m going to work through them sequentially: 1. Reflect on the programme in general and what you want to […]

Thing 19: Catch-up week & integrating the Things

This post is part of 23 Things for Professional Development. This Thing was initially supposed to be a “catch-up”, to give us all a chance to catch our breath and look back on all the Things that went before it. Well, I got rather behind with my Thing blogging, so am writing this seven weeks […]

Reflective writing

A couple of weeks ago, I went on a Reflective Writing course run by CILIP, as part of my chartership preparation. It was a really useful course, and I’d recommend it even if you’re not chartering – reflective practice in general is important for any kind of CPD, and this course was a useful way […]

CPD23 Thing 5: Reflective Practice

This post is part of 23 Things for Professional Development. I’ve been struggling over this Thing for I started this blog largely as a place to reflect on my career and CPD activities, but it’s turned into more of a diary than an actual reflective tool. Reading the other CPD23 blogs on this topic, it […]

Happy New Year!

Well, here’s to 2010! 2009 was a pretty good year for me overall, so really I’m hoping for much the same from 2010. There’s quite a few good things coming up this year – I will hand in my dissertation in a couple of weeks; jet off to Egypt for a much-needed holiday shortly after […]


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