Why write Web Logs, Blogs and HoBBlogs?

Getting two end points to BridgeWe have always communicated in Images and words. Image wise, our ideas have travelled worldwide without the need to translate them into different tongues. Our words however, have always been given freely, ‘live’ in countless meetings, then published within the meeting’s Minutes, distributed, and filed away – so nothing new about this blogging system then! Or is there?

Writing HoBBlogs

We think Bloging or blogging is one bridge closer to broadcasting. We have taken up this way of publishing so as to introduce our evolving views, to forward information we think needs a wider audience and maintain links with friends – because friends are our best advocates.

The Structure of HoBBlogs

The HoBB Web Log or ‘HoBBlog’ is divided into fifteen elements and in time, those friends that know their way around this ‘HoBB Virtual’, will know exactly where to go on this site for the news they want or just fancy reading.

Local Aim of HoBBlogs

By running a Web Log site, we will be promoting our many ideas and sharing them as we go. As we have far too many ideas to progress them all we hope that friends will contact us or pass on information that they see published here to those they think may be interested. We can always add more to that which we write here so get back to us with points and questions. If we get soooooooooo busy doing this you’ll be the first to know.

The fifteen ‘Elements’ or ‘Categories’ (seen top right hand side of this and every page) are essentially our different interests. There will always be overlaps and filing is never a perfect science.

“Why the picture of the Bridge?”

As many friends will know, we worked often for architects prior to the mass introduction of computer design systems. The computer changed things for us nine years ago and this bridge was the last piece done totally by hand on the first ever drawing board I was given by my maths tutor.

Global Aim of HoBBlogs

Today, with this Web Log Site and the international connections of the internet, we hope to support the aims of many others in the World as they help to bridge the gaps left by past regimes that have so sadly tried to divide the People of the World.

~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ waves from Grant

Chat Café

Flyer design by Grant to promote Friday *’Chat Cafés’ at the MAC Centre, Birmingham, UK. (1993)

By 2009, ‘Chat Café’ had become a monthly informal pop-up / drop-in event organised by IOL (Image of Learning)

To view more Grant design projects, visit Projects and Ideas

Chat Café FAQ’s

How could I benefit?
By bringing your thoughts from isolation and into a Chat Café you may clarify your projects’ aims, evolve workable ideas and establish useful people-links – all over an informal cuppa.

What aspects can we discuss?
All chats must be people and project based.

What do I need to bring?
Your project questions.

What’s the principle behind Chat Café and the Penny University?
Chat Cafés promote the principles of the original Penny University and provide a setting where ideas can be shared and built upon. By getting people to think and work together, most projects bear fruit.

How do I get into a Chat Café?
Phone 01547 520 925 to book a place for your group.

What does it cost?
Following on from the tradition of the Penny University of the 1700s, you can still get in for 1p

How long has it been going?
It was started in 1993 by two members of BEAF (Business, Education & Arts Forum)  during their annual meeting at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham,UK.