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Do your blog comments make a good impression?

There are many reasons people have for posting comments on this site or others: because they’ve got something to add to the conversation, because they want to correct an error, because they like taking part in a debate, because they’ve got a question to ask or a myriad of other reasons.

For those seeking public office, judicious commenting on other people’s sites can also be rather like going to events and meetings in the area; it’s a way of getting to know people, getting known by them and discussing relevant issues. Reaching out to other people’s sites, particularly if they aren’t …

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Moving from Blogger to WordPress – ten lessons learnt the hard way (aka “The Long March”)

The Voice recently highlighted how popular Blogger is with new Liberal Democrat bloggers. But if you’ve started with Blogger and want to move over WordPress what do you do? Paul Walter recounts the lessons he learnt along the way:

NERD’S CORNER, with apologies to any grandmothers for ovum-evacuation lessons herein

On 28th September I decided, in a fit of conscience, to clear out all the posts from my Blog archive with other people’s photos in them. I did it the wrong way and, in a tantrum, deleted all my old blog posts and started a fresh blog on …

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What’s the best blogging platform for new bloggers?

Young woman, blogging by windowWelcome to part two of our “Introduction to blogging” guide for Liberal Democrat bloggers or would-be bloggers. It’s appearing each Saturday between now and Christmas, with all the posts available via this page. The series will then be revised and collated into an e-book, so please do post up your comments as the series progresses. Today it’s the turn of Mat Bowles, advising on the technical side of getting started with a blog.

So, you’re thinking of starting a blog of your own. You could do what most people seem to do at this stage, and go sign up directly to Google’s Blogger service and just get writing. Personally, I don’t think that’s necessarily the best idea. I’m a Lib Dem, my membership card says on the back:

No one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity

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  • Caroline
    Thank you for highlighting this Colin, Brits overseas are huge in number (5 million) and from experience they are overseas for many reasons and from many wal...
  • Nonconformistradical
    @David Evans "but presumably most of them are getting by OK or they would have come back" That presupposes they can afford to come back. Many retired to overs...
  • David Evans
    In response to Colin's Response 1) Yes not *all* Brits overseas are ‘rather well off’. But a large proportion of them are. 2) As you say there are "hal...
  • Nonconformistradical
    And apart from the overseas retirees with frozen pensions there may be quite a number of overseas residents distinctly cheesed off over Brexit....
  • Brad Barrows
    Unfortunately not as balanced a perspective as we have come to expect. No mention that the disbanding of the Warsaw Pact led to NATO deciding to expand its memb...