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Cllr James Cousins on blogging

Liz Azyan is conducting some research into Local Government and Social Media.  On her beautifully themed blog she has just posted an interview with Cllr James Cousins about his blog.  It is well worth a read.

It was interesteing to read that he had the self-discipline to run the blog unpublished for 6 weeks or so to build a few posts and to be sure in himself that he wanted to launch the blog.

Code of recommended practice on local authority publicity – A consultation

Front cover of Consultation Document
Front cover of Consultation Document

It’s a fairly important part of the DCLG White Paper Consultation process for CivicSurf.  The Code of Practice on Local Authority Publicity has been blamed by many as a major obstacle to helping councillors use blogs.  This consultation is a chance to make your views clear on the matter.

I’ll be reading this over Christmas and posting some thoughts and responding in the New Year.