Archive for blogging

250,000 pageviews for 9th Level Ireland

Posted in Life with tags on 14 March 2011 by Steve

Today (Monday 14 March) the total number of pageviews at 9th Level Ireland passed the quarter-of-a-million mark. The blog has been running since 25 August 2008.


Top posts in 2011

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Necessary Rights for Irish Academics

All Too Clear? – IUA Statement of Clarification on the Croke Park agreement

Call for Academic Gathering To Defend Academic Freedom

Factory Farms for the Mind

Hunt Report: draft available

NUIG Pres calls for ends of rag weeks after girls go on naked rampage

Personal Statement on the Employment Control Framework

Programme for Government 2011-2016 – implications for 3rd level education

Report on the Academic Gathering, from Paddy Healy

Students quizzed over Trinity ski trip chaos


Most visited pages in 2011

Blogs and discussion

Case law



Provostial election

University rankings


The Blogmeister


Honest to blog: A symposium on web legitimacy

Posted in Life, research with tags on 9 March 2011 by Steve

“Last Friday, 4 March 2011, Pue’s Occurrences held its second symposium on blogging. This time around our focus was blogging and web legitimacy …” (more)

[Lisa Marie Griffith, Pue’s Occurrences, 9 March]

Honest to Blog Symposium

Posted in Life with tags on 8 March 2011 by Steve

“The second symposium on academic blogging organised by the collective editors of Pue’s Occurrences took place on Friday last week in Trinity College. I was glad to attend the event, wearing so to speak the Ireland After NAMA hat for a day brim full of stimulating and diverse debates on the nature and challenges of blogging in the academic sphere …” (more)

[Cian O’ Callaghan, Ireland After NAMA, 8 March]

Exit strategy

Posted in Life with tags , , on 26 February 2011 by Steve

“… It is my intention that this blog will continue, but if it is to maintain a significant Irish higher education dimension (alongside the Scottish one that will now be developed) I shall require help. I am hoping that there may be a reader or two here who will be willing to assemble Irish stories and comment for the blog from April 2011 …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 26 February]

On Promoting Science Bloggers Who Happen To Be Female

Posted in Life with tags , , on 29 January 2011 by Steve

“If you’re plugged into the science blogtwitosphere, then you surely know that the topic of women science bloggers has been written about extensively. Rather than re-hash what many others have said, I’ll direct you to these posts by Kate Clancy and Daniel Lende …” (more)

[Jason G Goldman, The Thoughtful Animal, 28 January]

Honest to blog: web legitimacy

Posted in Life with tags , on 27 January 2011 by Steve

“Last year Pue’s organised a one-day symposium on blogging with speakers from Come Here To Me, the Irish Left Archive, Ireland After NAMA, the Sligo Model Blog and History Compass Exchanges. We’ve decided to do it again this spring on 4 March in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin …” (more)

[Pue’s Occurrences, 26 January]

In Defense of the Hazardous Tool of Legal Blogging

Posted in research with tags , on 7 January 2011 by Steve

“On the occasion of my very first post on EJIL:Talk! – at the invitation of its editors – on the current duality of government in Côte d’Ivoire (see here), I have deemed it necessary to post a separate note on the ‘art’ of legal blogging …” (more)

[Jean d’Aspremont, EJIL, 6 January]

A Blogger’s Creed

Posted in Life with tags , on 19 October 2010 by Steve

“… Am I attacking straw men? Do I critique parodies of the University, not the modern realities. Perhaps, but then let’s get the straw men burned out so we can get into the meat and muscle. And remember, if you work in the space and actually read blogs and social media, you’re well ahead of many of your peers …” (more)

[Robert Cosgrave, Tertiary 21, 19 October]

A brief report back from ‘Blogging The Humanities’

Posted in Life with tags on 8 June 2010 by Steve

“Last Thursday I took part in the excellent ‘Blogging The Humanities’ symposium organised by Pue’s Occurrences, the Irish history blog. The event took place in the beautiful and historic TRIAC (Trinity Irish Art Research Centre) building at Trinity College Dublin, on a day one can only describe as the stuff of Bord Fáilte advertisements …” (more)

[Come here to me!, 8 June]

Blogging the Humanities: brief recap

Posted in Life with tags , on 6 June 2010 by Steve

“Who says cyberspace is lonely? On behalf of Pue’s I want to thank all the bloggers and would-be bloggers who joined us for a day of discussion on the present and future of blogging in the humanities. It was great to put faces to blogs, to meet new people and generally talk about something a bit different …” (more)

[Juliana Adelman, Pue’s Occurrences, 6 June]

The challenges of academic blogging

Posted in Life with tags on 4 June 2010 by Steve

“Yesterday I attended a symposium on academic blogging in Trinity College Dublin organised by the collective who produce Pue’s Occurrences. I was there to represent Ireland After NAMA (the other blogs represented are listed below). It was a very productive meeting and it was fascinating to listen to the experiences of other academic bloggers and the kinds of issues and challenges that they face through blogging …” (more)

[Rob Kitchin, Ireland after NAMA, 4 June]

Even the best bloggers get the blues

Posted in Life with tags , on 23 February 2010 by Steve

“I’ve noticed that some of my favorite higher ed bloggers haven’t been what you would call prolific lately. This is not so uncommon, especially around this time of year. There’s something about the winter that tends to make even the best bloggers spend some time in hibernation …” (more)

[Higher Ed Marketing, 23 February]

There’s life in the old blog yet, WordPress founder says

Posted in Life with tags on 4 February 2010 by Steve

“Blogging is dead. Again. That’s right, at least once a year the techno-hipsters weigh in with their thoughts and declare that the blog – be it personal, corporate or new media – is an ex-parrot and has ceased to be. This time they’re saying that social networking sites are winning the battle and that Twitter is the nail in the coffin …” (more)

[Marie Boran, Silicon Republic, 4 February]

Trouble in the Blog O’Sphere

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 3 February 2010 by Steve

“It all began innocently enough: just before Christmas, Sunday Times journalist John Burns wrote a piece lamenting the shortcomings of blogging in Ireland. Leading bloggers naturally begged to differ. A month later, the spat was picked up by Trevor Butterworth writing on, who noted that ‘it’s hard to think of a free country more suited to blogging than Ireland’. By the same token, it’s at least as hard to think of a country more given to litigation …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 3 February]

Demise of Irish Blogging Collective

Posted in Life with tags on 10 January 2010 by Steve

“After I finished reading more than 200 comments to Una Mullally’s post on Irish blogging, I realised that blogs in Ireland are no longer friendly hitching posts in cyberspace. Today, many of my respected conversationalists use other methods, such as Qik video clips at left. Five years ago, you could click through Irish blogs and get an interesting digest of things worthy of consideration by local newspaper editors …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 6 January]

Decline of Blogging

Posted in Life with tags on 18 November 2009 by Steve

“Two years ago, when prominent Irish bloggers were spending an increasing amount of time flopping around inside Twitter and Jaiku, I overheard a conversation at Barcamp Cork about the rising number of channels that were competing for people’s attention. I remember that chat because the consensus seemed to be that people spent most of their time in 15 sites …” (more)

[Inside View from Ireland, 18 November]

Blogging Presidents

Posted in Life with tags , on 25 June 2009 by Steve

Ireland“A few weeks ago the Irish Times ran an article on this blog, and since then a number of people have written to me or spoken with me about it, in particular with these two questions: (i) has it been a good idea? – and (ii) how long can I keep doing this? The answer to the first question is, on balance, yes …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 24 June]