Tuesday, 25 August 2015

ALL the RE Blogs

Image courtesy of Alice Walker

A few months back, after some frustration at some aspects of Twitter and Save RE (on Facebook), I set up #BlogSyncRE. This consisted of a website and a Twitter account which shared RE blogs. Since May, this has seen many first time RE bloggers, sharing some really good and insightful stuff. See more here: www.BlogSyncRE.org.uk and www.twitter.com/BlogSyncRE

There was some concerns... someone told me they didn't think it was a good idea as there would be a whole load of rubbish, another told me of their hatred of any kind of blogsync as everyone just writes the same thing. Thankfully, to date, neither of these have been the case.  

Now Andrew Old has begun setting up subject specific Echo Chamber's and I have been given the task of managing the RE & Philosophy one: https://thereandphilosophyechochamber.wordpress.com/

My task is now this... how do we bring the two together?

I thought about "REflections (on RE)" (too cheesy?) with a Facebook page and Twitter publishing all the blogs from the Echo Chamber and perhaps rebranding the BlogSyncRE site to something to match.

I am conscious that updating the current BlogSyncRE site is slightly laborious and time consuming and whether it worth maintaining with the Echo Chamber?

I welcome thoughts, questions, ideas and comments from the RE community who will obviously be the main users of these! But equally feel free to chip in...


  1. You could call it RE-views? Anything with RE- risks sounding corny and is unlikely to be original, but it does the Cuprinol treatment. Playing around here...RE-volition (the will to take control and change with echoes of both revelation and revolution!!!???)...RE-constructing....RE-grouping....RE-mastering...RE-grouping.....the list is almost endless and quite 'RE-markable (but steer clear of that one as it smacks of work-load and inept exam grading!!) Or just REBlog!!

  2. UPDATE:

    * #BlogSyncRE September incorporating the new RE & Philosophy Echo Chamber*

    + New school year - new you: what are our goals, visions and hopes for the coming academic year?
    + How to teach scripture and tradition in a vibrant and engaging way
    + How can we improve subject knowledge in RE? (#REChatUK topic)

    So the BlogSyncRE site ended up being massively time consuming. Coincidently Andrew Old wanted help setting up subject specific Education Echo Chambers (the original is here: https://educationechochamber.wordpress.com/)... and I have been working on incorporating the two things.

    There is a Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/REEchoChamber (which you may want to like!)
    There is a Twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/REEchoChamber (Old BlogSyncRE account)

    If you want your blog shared, it is really important that it is registered here: https://educationechochamber.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/please-help-with-the-uk-education-blogs-spreadsheet-version-12/

    I am going to try and copy and paste any blogs written and submitted manually too. See info on site.

    On and the old domain www.blogsyncre.org.uk forwards to the new place. Now anyone know how to set up some auto retweet bots...?

    If you want to help... and have a WordPress and Google logins, please just shout! I do not 'own' this in anyway. Things are always better if more people help out!