The Daily mirror web-site now lets people post blog posts on their site. Its a section of their site called “Blog Centre“. Seems it started on the 12th of Dec 2007. As I type this there are only 5 blog posts on the site. All you need to post a blog post on their site is click on the red “Post a New Blog” button.
I’ve yet to try this 😉 Perhaps its time for the Sri Lanka blogosphere to introduce itself to the “mainstream” – properly.
The rest of the dailymirror.lk site has blog commenting features for each article. Today’s article about the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress cross over to the opposition is a heavily commented example.
Each comment – and most likely each post (I haven’t posted anything yet) gets submitted for “Administrative Authorization”. I wonder how long they can maintain that as traffic builds up. Then there is always that tricky business of editorial power 🙂
Its still the early days and I guess things will eventually get sorted out. Most likely there will be some sort of drama as each stage is reached. I just hope cooler heads will prevail (despite this being a Sri Lankan audience).
Overall I think that this is a fantastic if not historic development in Sri Lankan media. Or am I being too hyped up about the whole thing?
Besides being a regular reader of the print version of the Daily Mirror I have no financial stake in the paper or the web-site. And they certainly are not paying me for this post 😉