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It is my experience that Thanet blogging has encountered something of a wall in reaching the people of Thanet. There is no one specific reason for this but thankfully there are a few things we can do.

The first of these efforts I have undertaken is to reach out to Thanet people on FaceBook. To your left (all things being equal) should be a facebook "Fan Box" for Thanet Blogs. The fan page is powered by the most popular RSS/Blog application Networked Blogs on which a lot of Thanet Blogs are already listed.

By becoming a fan of Thanet Blogs a person will get all the sites headlines right into their FaceBook home page.

This allows us to reach out to our non blogging local friends and invite them to the world of Thanet blogging as a whole. This is to everyone's benefit as we all get a little more exposure and maybe inspire a few more new bloggers.

I will be looking at how else a blogger can get noticed in Thanet blogging as this question has been asked of me by a few shy persons.

Together we can overcome this invisible wall and take Thanet's blogging to new heights.

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This Normal comment was left by Peter Checksfield [score: 0]:

The "wall" is largely due to all the petty sniping & squabbling. I used to try to persuade others to join in on the Thanet blogging scene, but I wouldn't now...
28/08/2009 16:51:13

This Normal comment was left by Rocky Raccoon [score: 0]:

Thanet blogging would decline if ECR were to pack it in.

Or if someone were to expose who he really is.

After all when he first made an issue of the word "Gippo" on Simon Moores blog (actually I was the contributor)
He challenged Moores to say why he, ECR, should not go to Standards Board for England.

The fact, however, was that ECR prized his anonymity over actually making such a complaint.

The greatest expert on the touchline does not measure up to the least player on the field.

Tony Flaig does not hide behind anonymity but his arse does sixpences and half crowns if there is so much as a whisper against him of libel.

Yet for all the rhetoric who, on the Thanet blogging scene, has actually issued proceedings ? That would be me three years ago for Malicious Flasehood against a Chief constable who shortly after chose to retire aged 53.

If you consider the effective issues raised and revealed by bloggers

Thor ... me

Sericol ... me

Pfizer pipe and vessel weld standards ... me

6th Thanet Gun Range ... me

James Shortt ILETA IBA Deal Barracks etc... me

Raising Health Protection Agency Inquiry re aquifer contamination adverse health effects ... me

Other aquifer contamination issues .. Michael Child

Manston environmental protection shortcomings ... Michael Child

Safety concerns and design flaws Pleasurama development ... Michael Child

I rather think that Michael Child and I have done more than make a meal of a manipulated discovery of a Tesco bag of documents
28/08/2009 17:08:51

This Normal comment was left by Matt B [score: 0]:

The Thanet scene as a whole is petty and full of infighting. What is remarkable is how mild it is in the blogging world compared to say a regular council meeting where is is fierce as the fire of hell itself.

ECR does pull a lot of people into the conversation but do not underestimate how many people Tony and Peter also pull in.
03/09/2009 16:59:05
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