South London Press Blog

The Editor of the SLP has a blog something she thinks is a blog.

It seems that Hannah had to be talked into doing it and certainly when she started it she wasn’t entirely sure about whether it was going to be worth the effort:

I realise that everyone else – and his dog, has a blog and now it’s my turn. Can’t say I am happy about it and can’t say I’m not. So we’ll leave it there.

But I think that Hannah’s missing some of the benefits that could be got from the efforts she’s making.  The most obvious thing that she might consider is putting a few links into her posts, both to the SLP website and the stories she’s writing about, but more importantly to sites beyond the SLP.

She might also think about her blogroll and whether, by showing that she’s interested in what other bloggers are writing (if she is), she might encourage those of us in the blogging community in South London to participate in the conversation she’s trying to have with readers and the wider South London public.

That said its good to see that someone in her position is using the medium and that she’s listening to the feedback she’s getting from the site.


About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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6 Responses to South London Press Blog

  1. It’s better than the smug efforts the nationals pass off as blogs, though. And better she gets comfortable with blogging first – because not all journalists are, by any means – than throw herself in at the deep end and come out with something crap. Give it time, I say.

  2. andrewkbrown says:

    Fair points. I’m not trying to have a go, just a bit of constructive criticism.

  3. Lone Ranger says:

    I don’t see what’s wrong with this…. 🙂

    “And you’ve got to smile. All credit to Lewisham Mayor Steve Bullock who’s making a splash at the new Downham Health and Leisure Centre and to our clever sub editor here who wrote the headline, Girthing pool.”

  4. Bob says:

    Basically, Ms Walker has an on-line diary, rather than a blog as such. But I hate it when people are prescriptive about what a blog SHOULD be, so I’ll shut up now!

  5. K says:

    Looks like they’ve changed the website and the blogs

  6. Andrew Brown says:

    You’re right they seemed to have moved it to here.

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