In what is, as far as I am aware, the first instance of civil servant starting a blog because the new guidelines freed him up to do so, Mark O’Neill of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has begun a blog called Lost ConsCIOusness.
Good on him.
Do we need to start a list somewhere?
Edit: Justin points out in the comments that Digital Pioneer was also very quick out of the blocks. Welcome, Chris! You might just grab the gold medal if only for linking to me on just the second post…
3 thoughts on “A New Civil Servant Blogger”
I’m pretty sure it’s a tie – http://digital-pioneer.blogspot.com/
Great to see this upswing in civil servant blogging, but quite understandably they seem to be anonymous. Very understandable in my opinion and in my view quite acceptable if that is what suits the individuals best. I assume these civil servants want to remain anonymous a) to reduce the likelihood of the media doing anything silly with what they write b) to emphasize that what they say has nothing to do with the views of their employer. Are you still uncomfortable with that, Dave?
Not uncomfortable, but I still think it’s preferable to be transparent. Blog post on the subject to be posted shortly!