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Changes to the BBC writersroom blog

Fiona BBC writersroom | 15:45 UK time, Monday, 12 December 2011

Just wanted to let you know that the writersroom blog is going to be going to be going through some changes in the next week.

We'll be moving over to the new pan-BBC iSite system - which all current BBC blogs will be moving over to within the next few months. In design terms, iSite blogs will follow GEL - the BBC's new global experience language for its digital services, giving a unified look and feel across all blogs and websites on bbc.co.uk. Read more about GEL.

From your perspective as a user - blog comments will work in exactly the same way, they'll just be using the new comments system which you can view on this page. You will now be able to rate other users' comments and change the order in which comments appear according to ratings, newest added and latest added.

Publishing content to the blog will be exactly the same for us - except that the current blog index page you arrive at - instead of seeing the latest three full length blog posts as you currently do, you will see 1200 character summaries from the latest three posts, and 600 character summaries for the previous seven, and you will of course be able to click through to read the full posts. We'll also be replacing 'categories' with 'tags' - these tags will be consistent on all blogs across the BBC.

It'll take a few days for the changes to be visible on the blog as we migrate all the content over - in the mean time, you'll still be able to browse the blog in exactly the same way.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment here on the blog, or on Twitter to @bbcwritersroom

**UPDATE** 15/12/2011
Unfortunately due to an unforeseen issue, the move over to the new blog platform has been delayed until the New Year.



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