Welcome to the new Association of Manitoba Municipalities Blog.
The word “blog’ comes from the term “web log.’ A blog is actually a web page or site that’s a combination between an online journal and an open forum. The difference between a blog and a website is basically this: a blog invites feedback.
This blog represents a new way to communicate with our members and others. In just a few years, blogs have become very popular – in fact, according to some sources, there are over 60 million blogs.
Why is the AMM adding another blog to the “blogosphere”? There are a few reasons:
- To share stories, articles, ideas and news with our members, and beyond.
- To add a new and exciting communication tool to our toolbox.
- To allow our members to add their two cents to our comments and ideas.
- To open the lines of communication on a daily basis.
In most cases, our blog entries will be short and might include photos or links. Sometimes they will be longer, sometimes they will be about policy issues and other times about AMM events and other “happenings”, and they will be posted by various AMM staff. We promise to post frequently, focus on a variety of relevant topics, and encourage open discussion.
A blog is informal and direct. It is collaborative, it is fresh, it costs nothing to maintain, and it is part of a mainstream social media movement that – like it or not – is here to stay.