About me

Welcome to my blog. Im always looking for new ways of bringing people together to build campaigns. Im always amazed by the energy and passion of the people I meet and the different skills they bring to making change happen - the ideas we try out, the campaigns we work on, the relationships we build together. I want to share those stories with you. I hope you enjoy them!

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You've got an idea or activity that you would like to develop, an issue that matters to you or would just like to find out more? Contact me now by email, twitter, or facebook.

It's your show!

We have just launched our personalised homepage for Compass Youth and guess what we would like you to contribute to it.

Tell us which online sites you would like us to add, in fact we want to hear from you if you've got a blog. All you need to do is send us the link and why you think we should add it and if we like your blog, we'll add it! If you think the homepage should be radically changed, if you have any modules you want us to add, we'd like to know too.

Why did we create this in the first place?

The excellent Blog Nation event that Sunny organised, the suggestion that Unity made, the pledge that Robert made, the provocations that Ali and Lee made:
  • "to get more of an unfiltered exchange of news going, simply so more people are aware of developing issues and in a position to comment on them...people are naturally inclined, in following their interests, to pick up on stories that the rest of us might well miss...generally indulging in a little shameless, and shame-free, self promotion, simply because good writing and strong issue will always find an audience...give the rest of us the material to link to and debate." (Unity)
  • "introduce one relative, friend or colleague to blogging each month. This need not mean forcing them to set up their own blog. Instead, just a gentle explanation of the power of RSS" (Robert)
  • "Dare I suggest that a future session should instead be asking “Where are all the young bloggers?”. The “MySpace Generation” should surely be like fish in water with political blogging - not able to vote, so engaging in politics online. Why, then, are there so few young bloggers? Or, if they exist, why are they ignored?" (Ali)
  • "All the cool young bloggers exist outside of London obviously" (Lee)
I would suggest a fantastic tool - the streets - can we mix up the face to face and the online? here's a suggestion.

See here for how this works!

Sunny argues "I’m sure there can be more tools to similarly take blogs forward". We've experimented with some of these, what others are out there? I

Apologies to Iain and Guido for not adding their blogs, but if you can convince us why we should add them, you never know


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