It’s my turn to blog this week and I have a complete lack of inspiration. I selflessly stepped in and took an extra turn in the blogging schedule a couple of weeks ago and now I have nothing to write about. I’m completely stuck for inspiration and even my lovely colleagues are failing in their attempts to assist!

lightbulbIn a cunning way of circumventing the lack of a current “hot topic”, I thought I’d write about the blog itself. The Think Ahead blog has been active for around a year now and at the beginning the Think Ahead Team made a pact to be the ‘core bloggers’, each taking a turn on a Monday (or, if you’re tardy like me, a Tuesday – sorry!). The aspiration was to enable the blog to belong to researchers and colleagues at the University of Sheffield and beyond. So far there have been 75 posts and 6376 individual visitors! Best of all, we’ve had 26 guest bloggers sharing some amazing guest posts, covering a whole range of topics including perfection, influencing policy, being an effective researcher and complex cauliflowers.

It would be fantastic to see the pool of contributors increase. So if you have a burning desire to share your inspiration with the Think Ahead blog readers and you’re interested in contributing an article, please do get in touch. Whether you’re a new contributor or a returning guest blogger, we’d love to hear from you and your unique perspective. As Lumiere and Mrs Potts would say; “be our guest, be our guest…”

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