From E-Consultation Guide
A weblog or blog is an on-line journal that can be read on a web site. The author can easily add new diary entries, which appear at the top of the page.
In consultations, blogs can be used in three different ways:
- To publicise a consultation or explain an issue (Telling the public)
- This is the common one-to-many usage of a blog
- Civic Leadership Weblog Project - Councillors' Blogs
- To collect stories from the public (Identifying issues)
- The Wheel's Active Citizenship Consultation collected personal stories about, and views on, active citizenship.
- Instead of one author, many people submitted entries to a collective blog.
- To discuss issues (Deliberation)
- by allowing others to comment on blog entries.
- Mick Fealty writes news items on the Slugger O'Toole blog and invites people to leave comments on each.
To start a blog, you can: