Blogs or diaries – postscript
I asked in this blog a while ago whether you thought our correspondents were better off writing regular online columns or migrating into the blog format.
The question was prompted by Mark Mardell, our Europe editor, who had asked readers of his weekly Europe Diary for their views. On the whole they thought he could stick with a considered, longish piece once a week, with some feedback comments attached. Readers of this blog, meanwhile, advised blog format, pointing out (as Richard did here, for example) that this would allow the best of both worlds, and make “...the articles/diaries/weekly supplements easy to update with effective content management, allow comments with a blog-like engine, and provide an RSS feed of them”.
In the end Mark has gone for the latter option (he explains his reasoning and apprehensions here)
Mark’s writing is one of the best sources of insight anywhere into EU-related news, not to mention one of the most enjoyable to read, so I’m delighted to say we’ll be relaunching his Europe Diary in blog form this week.