Londonist: The London Blogger Interviews #6: Brockley Central

This week’s interview is with Lovely Nick from Brockley Central who was life-savingly quick in his responses in my post-Twestival week! i think this is a really cool blog, in the way it has developed such a strong local community – and 4000 views a week gives it some real power!

Londonist: The London Blogger Interviews #6: Brockley Central

This week’s london blogger is Brockley Central, which is a fine example of a great community blog, offering news, discussion and debate on all things Brockley, which is actively engaged with by other residents. We caught up with Nick who set up the site, and writes it along with Jon and Kate.

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If you had to describe your blog in less than 15 words how would you do it?
Brockley news, embracing Ladywell, Telegraph Hill, St John’s and sometimes wider South East London.

Why did you start blogging?
When I moved to the area in 2006, I discovered a gaping hole in the internet called Brockley. The most up-to-date information was a community site with a home page that announced it had been closed since 2003. I was toying with the idea of a blog but the trigger was when I went along to a local community group meeting.

It was smaller than I expected it to be, just a few people around a kitchen table, so there was no escape. They all talked about the useful, practical things they were doing and I felt obliged to offer something up. I suggested I start a blog to help promote the things that were going on, which I think they thought was a pretty poor excuse not to dig holes or plant bulbs.

Read the rest on Londonist.

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