A new era for the London rep

I’ve been away on holiday for a week, so this is old news, and you’ll probably have seen that we have a new head of rep, Jonathan Scheele, who will take office on 1 August. I have known Jonathan since I moved to Brussels in 1995, as we were in the same theatre group, and I’m really pleased he will be my new boss. It really will be a new era for this office, because his first main task will be overseeing the office move to its new premises in Smith Square. So by the end of 2010, we’ll be in new shinier premises with much better public facilities, and with a new man at the helm. Let’s see what happens!

Update 11.30: Have just found out that our new head of office is a blogger!

Links:

Announcement of new head of rep

Jonathan’s blog

PS: I did a course on writing for the web recently and there was a discussion on whether links should be embedded in the text, or listed at the end. Which do you prefer?

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6 responses to “A new era for the London rep

  1. I only put links after the text when it’s something that I recommend for further reading and that I couldn’t build in somehow or that I’d like to put an emphasis on.

  2. Anne

    Good luck with the move to all of you.

    As for the links, I prefer to add them in the relevant context, i.e. embedded in text, so readers immediately see the relevance. Not all people read to the end of a text, so I think it makes more sense that way.

  3. Definitely, definitely, definitely embedded in the text. Otherwise, what would happen if you linked to more than 5-10 websites? A long (10+) list of links at the end of a post is going to be difficult to sort through.

    P.S. Congratulations to Jonathan!

    • antonia

      But what about examples like this where the embeds aren’t clearly separated, so links get missed? http://julienfrisch.blogspot.com/2010/06/human-ciolos-inhuman-reding-two-faces.html
      Each word of “so many other human voices” is a different link, but lots of people understood it all linked to the first one.
      I just ask the question…I tend to agree with you all!

      • anonymous

        Putting links into one row linking single words as in the article by Julien Frisch can be a way of playing around, of using links to speak in a different way, taking the risk that not everybody will get it.

        If you want to make it 100% obvious so that anybody will get it you can still reference within the text, e.g. by adding a list in brackets “(Name & Link to Blog1, Name & Link to Blog2, Name & Link to Blog3 etc.)”, which seems preferable to adding links after the text.

        How much you can play around with the links depends on the audience and on the goals you have with your online communication.

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