So here’s wordpress blog #3,714,201, which makes me extremely late to this party and probably a bit unwelcome. But I did briefly drop in earlier (c. 4 years ago), and have not come back empty-handed. I am back because I want to…
- Put my mouth where my money is. A big part of my day job involves trying to persuade other people to blog. I will be able to influence and advise them much better if I top up my first-hand experience. So I have been blogging inside work for about a month and now I’m public too.
- Feel what it’s like to be a civil service blogger. Steph put this really well on his blog, which has a similar (more focused) remit:
- Re-aquaint myself with the world’s best blogging software. It’s been ages since I’ve tinkered with WordPress. A lot has changed. I need to catch up. Right now, I am knee-deep in widgets and plugins and code, with about 50 Firefox tabs open, and loving it.
- Strike while the iron is hot. It genuinely feels like exciting, important things are starting to happen in government’s use of web right now. It just got really interesting, and I’m going all in.
“I’d like to experience properly the challenges and opportunities of blogging as a civil servant and a private citizen”.
I don’t expect this to be easy, but want to join the discussion about whether the guidance helps or not.
I’ll be blogging quietly for a while until I get this all set up how I want it. There’s a chance I’ve bitten off more than I can chew trying to fit blogging in around everything else …but that’s the theme for the blog. Let’s see how it goes…