Good practice in FM content creation: how Creative Commons contributes

Image: Sharing music. Roman style by Ed Yourdon, generously made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY NC-SA 2.0) licence. Source: Flickr. This post is the sixth in a series called Sharing FM. When planning this series of posts, I envisaged it culminating in a showcase of good practice regarding use of Creative Commons … Continue reading Good practice in FM content creation: how Creative Commons contributes

Supporting creativity in FM content: how to use Creative Commons

Image: Sharing music. Roman style by Ed Yourdon, generously made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY NC-SA 2.0) licence. Source: Flickr.   This post is the fifth in a series called Sharing FM. So far this series of posts has focused on questions of creativity – specifically regarding the sharing of each other’s … Continue reading Supporting creativity in FM content: how to use Creative Commons

The silver lining for FM content

Image: Sharing music. Roman style by Ed Yourdon, generously made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY NC-SA 2.0) licence. Source: Flickr. This post is the fourth in a series called Sharing FM. You write an FM blog. You’d like to incorporate other people’s content – their photographs or diagrams, for example. But you … Continue reading The silver lining for FM content

FM content: isn’t it good to share?

Image: Sharing music. Roman style by Ed Yourdon, generously made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY NC-SA 2.0) licence. Source: Flickr.   This post is the third in a series called Sharing FM. If you’ve read the previous post in this series, you’ll know that I think there’s a problem concerning the business … Continue reading FM content: isn’t it good to share?

In which storm clouds gather over FM content

This post is the second in a series called Sharing FM.  The previous post in this series celebrated the visual aesthetics of FM blogs, which I likened to an online festival. But I added that, looming above, were some storm clouds. If all the images you use on your blog are yours, then keep on … Continue reading In which storm clouds gather over FM content

Online festival of FM content

Image: 2012 Latin Festival by Sangudo, generously made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) licence. Source: flickr.   This post is the first in a series called Sharing FM. Blog posts can consist of nothing but words. Typically, though, they include images of some form – photographs, in-game videos, tactical diagrams, GIFs, … Continue reading Online festival of FM content

Moving your FM blog up a level

Du Malone writes: The advent of FM20 saw a burgeoning of blogging. I sensed -- these things are difficult to measure -- that early spring saw a diminution of posts. But now lockdown seems to have brought a second growth (which @fm_library have, in their admirable way, been promoting). FM chronicles The staple FM blog … Continue reading Moving your FM blog up a level

FM, Toulouse, and creative writing: Score More FM reveals all

Du Malone writes: On our Other blogs page I provide links to those blogs I particularly enjoy reading. One of the categories I use there is 'blogs that exhibit fine writing'. Listed there you'll find Score More FM, whose Toulouse story I've been particularly enjoying. I'm delighted, therefore, to publish an interview with the author. … Continue reading FM, Toulouse, and creative writing: Score More FM reveals all

Let the people speak: a fresh approach to blogging about FM

Du Malone writes: In my recent post about blog writing, I drew attention to the central question for bloggers of whether to write in role. In that post I made the assumption that writing in role entailed writing as if you were a football manager. But researching this topic has reminded me that bloggers do … Continue reading Let the people speak: a fresh approach to blogging about FM

Writing a save-based blog: the basic decision

Du Malone writes: The advent of FM20 has seen the FM blogosphere flourish. And there seems now to be a second wave of this flourishing as yet more people begin blogging. Perhaps the coronavirus lock-down is encouraging this kind of creativity. Some months ago I wrote a post aiming to provide some guidance for novice … Continue reading Writing a save-based blog: the basic decision