News from British and Canadian Conservatives

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Conservatives recognise importance of blogging

Conservatives have been setting the standard for political blogging, and the 2006 conference will feature blogging facilities, as well as our first ever Blog Surgery: the chance to meet and be trained by some of the leading lights of the political blogosphere.

wi-fi

The BIC will be offering wireless internet throughout the conference, and technical support will be available.

Blog Surgery

As well as blogging from the conference, Tim Montgomerie (editor of ConservativeHome), Iain Dale, Jonathan Sheppard (of Tory Radio) and James Cleverly will be offering free advice on how to set up and run a blog. If you would like to learn about how to use a blog as a powerful political communications tool from four of the best, please find them at the stands. Alternatively you can email them at tim@conservativehome.com, iain@iaindale.com , editor@toryradio.com and james@jamescleverly.com to arrange a time.

The main blog stand is in Solent Hall dressing room 3 (off the side lobby of the Exhibition Hall) and there is also a stand in the Bourne Corridor (at the top of the main foyer escalators).

Francis Maude will be joining Tim, Iain and James at 10:30 on Monday 2 October at the Bourne Corridor stand - please come along.

The Conservative Party will also be blogging: watch this space for more details!

And it's not only nationally that the Conservatives are leading the way - this is the hundredth post on my blog! It has taken just over 2 years since its creation back in August 2004, when I became the first Councillor in Folkestone & Hythe with a blog or, indeed, any other individual presence on the internet.

At the rate that I update the site now, the 200th post could arrive within months, rather than years.

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