(Posted by Simon Thomson, Deputy Project Manager & Webmaster, Sounds Good)
I have been very fortunate in this project that the Project Manager has been very active and instrumental in providing content for the blog. Although I did indeed populate the basic construction of the site it has been Bob who has continually refreshed the blog content and podcasts. I think that this process of adding blog entries, while might be viewed as a requirement of the project, has also been an important tool in allowing reflection, communicating progress and generally publicising the project beyond local boundaries.
Personally I feel disappointed with myself that I did not contribute more blog entries (although I did upload most of Bob’s as I was the only person able to access the site administration so I did have a little part to play) and for the next stage of the project I am determined to engage in this process a lot more.
As food for thought, I wondered whether it might be appropriate to allocate all team members a week in which they will be expected to contribute a blog entry for inclusion in the site. Some might view this as a rather draconian approach but personally it would ensure that I did indeed contribute at least one entry for the site.
Bob and I are currently in discussion as to how we might present the next iteration of our site, should we even maintain a blog? Do we need podcasts? What about adding images and video?
If you have any suggestions as to how you would like to see us communicate our project development please add your comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org