About

What’s all this then?

onionbagblog is essentially the online home of @Jason_Cobb. There is a rather boring story behind the name – so boring that I really can’t be bothered to type it into a solitary sentence.

Like most early modern interweb mistakes, the domain was foolishly bought after a particularly long soak in the bath. Now it seems I’m stuck with it.

What you’re seeing is the 2.0 WordPress version of onionbagblog. I felt restricted by the old Blogger platform, and wanted the flexibility that WP presents. It seemed pointless importing over all the old posts.

As well as m’blog, I’ve also started keeping an outliner blog using fargo.io. This is an exercise in both concise writing (ha!) and technical mastery. I’m failing on both counts…

Plus @darryl1974 and I are both the original #Metroknobbers. We are proud of this – so much so that we have started a random metroknobbers podcast.

A Transpontine hyperlocal podcast is the official description. Find out for yourself.

I occasionally blog for Brixton Buzz (although I doubt if my backside will ever take a seat in Lambeth Town Hall again, Comrades. Phew.)

Elsewhere and my work involves using social media to manage online communities. I am also responsible for developing and producing a number of local education websites.

But that’s all for the day job.

Around these parts and you’re more likely to read about cycling, swimming and cricket. This pretty much sums up my offline life. Photography, localgov and tech would also appear in my lonely-hearts ad. I don’t think I’d get many takers.