A New Civil Servant Blogger

June 26, 2008 · Print This Article

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 Responses to “A New Civil Servant Blogger”

  1. Justin Kerr-Stevens on June 26th, 2008 7:44 pm

    I’m pretty sure it’s a tie - http://digital-pioneer.blogspot.com/

  2. Paul Johnston on June 27th, 2008 7:30 am

    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?

  3. Dave on June 27th, 2008 8:02 am

    Not uncomfortable, but I still think it’s preferable to be transparent. Blog post on the subject to be posted shortly!

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