BLOGGING POLITICIANS….The Guardian reports today on Stuart Bruce, the first local councillor in Britain to start a weblog:
“I’m chasing up the six new litter bins which we’d been promised would be put up in April,” a recent entry records. “There is also a need for grass cutting, hedge trimming and a general clean-up in the village.”
Mr Bruce admits that it makes boring reading for outsiders. “But that’s not the point,” he says, “it’s about local issues – that’s what local people are interested in.”
A blog with comments sounds like a terrific idea for a local politician. I wonder how many local politicos in America do this?
Like so many of us, Bruce has recently switched off Blogspot. His new blog is here.