Andy Howell interviews Bob Piper about the art of political blogging

Bob Piper is perhaps one of the best known Labour councillors blogging today.

Bob should have been at the e-Democracy conference last week, talking about being a blogging councillor, but was not well enough to come down to London.

Andy Howell has a half hour interview with Bob that’s well worth listening to in which they talk about Bob’s approach to blogging, how he started his blog and the other electronic means he uses to communicate with his electorate, and why he thinks it’s important for him as a politician to be on the web.

Bob’s approach isn’t the one we’ll necessarily be urging people to emulate, I think we’re likely to advise people to talk about local issues a bit more than national, but it has what you absolutely need from a successful blog, authenticity.