FCDO blogs provide a place for officials and Ministers to engage in a direct and informal dialogue with public audiences about international affairs and the work of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
We want our blogs to be personal, real time, integrated with other things we’re doing, responsive to comments, and written for particular (sometime niche) audiences. But there’s no right or wrong way to blog, and you’ll see that our bloggers take different approaches.
Our blogs are personal and attributed – they are all written by the named authors.
Some are written by ministers, some by ambassadors, some by staff on particular themes. Some are about particular foreign policy issues, some cover a range of our work. Some of our bloggers are on our officially branded websites, some are hosted on other web platforms. Most of our blogs are written in English, but some of our bloggers write in local languages.
Anyone in the FCDO with a good reason to can write an official blog. We provide some guidance and support because we want our bloggers to make the best use of the medium. But the bloggers themselves take full responsibility for the blogs that they publish.