Thursday, 14 June 2012

An improved Focus - and an appeal

When I started Lib Dem Gains in December 2010, I envisioned making 2 or 3 short posts a week as a digest of Liberal Democrat achievements in government and how these were being reported in the Lib Dem blogsphere and beyond.

My first post outlined my intentions for the blog thus:

"I intend it to function as a digest of links to news reports and blog articles about positive Liberal Democrat achievements arising from the coalition. Occasionally I shall cross-post longer pieces but don't anticipate I'll have the time to do that on an ongoing basis."
Unfortunately I never kept up the pace of the posts and as a result, the blog looks a bit sorry for itself. I do think, however, that there is room for a positive blog "tracking and celebrating Liberal Democrat influence on Government Policy." Almost exactly 18 months after that first post, the Lib Dems are still being used as a punchbag, despite a good many achievements in implementing manifesto commitments or minimising the excesses of the Conservatives. So I'm asking for help...

Whether it be the Pupil Premium, Increased Tax Allowances or Civil Marriage Equality, - or any one of a host of other issues - if you have something positive to say, I want to hear from you. I'd like, somehow, to build Lib Dem Gains into a kind of online, national edition of Focus. I'm not sure how, yet, but think additional content from both guest and regular bloggers could be one way forward.

If you want to help, drop me an e-mail.


P.S. I would note that the remit of Lib Dem Gains is a positive one. There are issues that I do not agree with the Government on and I express these opinions elsewhere. I'd ask potential contributors to do the same.

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