I was reading on of Will’s posts about some proposed legislation that might effect bloggers who want to have an opinion about Australian politics. He pointed out that Senator Andrew Bartlett has a blog, and what differentiates it from alot of the feeds available from the Australian political parties is that its not just a press release feed. It seems to bash it out onto the keyboard himself.
Up until now I’ve only subscribed to the ALP feeds, partly because I wanted to see how the political parties approached this new media, but also because I like reading some of the speeches – but Senator Bartlett has raised the bar in my opinion. Other political parties – or perhaps more accurately – other individuals that form the leadership in political parties should take time out to make a post themselves from time to time.
If you are a politician and you want to set up a blog and don’t know how – shoot me an e-mail and I will help you, in fact – if you want to set up a blog full stop, shoot me an e-mail and I’ll show you how.