We’ve just started Round Two of the DFID blog coaching programme and we’ll be seeing posts from some new far-flung places as the additional group of bloggers come online. As Simon Dickson, who developed the DFID blog site, has pointed out the DFID blogs have more subscribers to RSS Feeds than the main DFID site and more than the FCO bloggers. It’s an indication that the project is working.
The idea of providing coaching does seem to be gaining traction amongst local authorities. We’re putting together two proposals for community engagement sites this week and both have asked for coaching.
There is more information on this site about the coaching programme we offer. Use the menu link or the rather large button on the right.
There is an old maxim (at least 2 years which is very old for social media) which say email is for work and the web for play. It is a maxim that I hope is becoming rapidly outdated as more and people within the public sector come to realise the value of the information to their jobs being provided online.
There are three ways to keep in touch with what the CivicSurf project are doing:
- Visit this site regularly – once a fortnight might do you, but you might forget
- Add the RSS Feed to your subscription list – Plain English video on what in the world is RSS
- Sign up to receive emails whenever we publish something new – click link or use the form top right
The best way is number 2. It means you won’t miss a thing, you’ll get the information when you want (rather than by an email cluttering your inbox), and you can share it via an intranet or your own blog. FYI RSS feeds are covered in the CivicSurf Blog Coaching Programme.