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Goodbye to the blog, hello to 5 live Now
It's been a couple of weeks now since the programme changed as part of the new daytime schedule, and while we've been bedding the programme in we've also been thinking about more than just the on-air output. We've decided to close the blog and make more use of a new way of interacting with listeners.
As a live programme it makes sense to us for your contributions online to be visible in the same way they are audible when we read them out on air. We haven't found a way to make this work effectively on the blog.
We're now using a new system, called 5 live Now, which allows us to bring together your comments from all the platforms you use to talk to us: Victoria's Facebook and Twitter profiles, email, SMS, telephone and in your on-air contributions.
Victoria has found that microblogging through twitter and facebook is more manageable and gets a better level of interaction from the listeners, thanks to the direct and almost instant feedback it offers.
Victoria's programme is the second, after the Breakfast Phone-in, to make use of 5 live Now. It's a project that the 5 live interactive team have invested a lot of time and effort in developing and they're keen to extend its use to more programmes across the network.
Every day during the programme we'll pull together your views from these places and make them accessible in a single page so you can see what is being said about the stories that are on air. We think that 5 live Now makes brings listeners closer to what we're doing on the new programme than the blog could.
We're not going to try and cover every story on 5 live Now. Some stories are more likely to create discussion than others and you can't have a conversation if the subject changes every two minutes. Sometimes you engage with a story after its been broadcast in a surprising and passionate way that encourages us to take a second look at it and come back to it at a later date.
We hope you'll join us every day 1000 and 1200 to share your views and stories with us.
Louisa Compton is producer of the Victoria Derbyshire programme