Sunday 21 November 2004 1.24pm
It's still at an experimental stage.
We've long felt that we needed an outlet on the site for odd news items that come our way that don't quite merit a full news story.
There will also be more photo-stories in future.
Think of it as the online equivalent of a 'news in brief' column, but with a bit of opinion/commentary thrown in.
There is also a lot written every day about the SE1 area in the so-called 'blogosphere' - there are lots of people who live/work in this area who blog about local places/events/things - and by having our own blog we can link to some of the more interesting observations.
As for the lack of comments - until yesterday it was necessary to register with Blogger.com to post a comment, which I suspect was a deterrent. This need has now been removed.
The deleted comment was a duplicate of Michael Salkeld's comments.
Alternatively we could turn off the comments feature and encourage response in the forum to avoid duplication.
As I say, it's an experiment. If it doesn't work, we'll drop it.