I am deeply worried about Councillor Robert Rams. I know he's been under a bit of pressure recently and working so hard that he's even been tweeting about council business whilst watching Arsenal matches at the Library (no I don't mean Friern Barnet). As regular readers will know, Councillor Rams writes a blog. It isn't a very exciting blog, especially considering that Robert used to be a Press Officer at the GLA. Unlike the rest of the Barnet bloggers, he doesn't post Friday jokes or indulge in scurrillous banter as the some of the rest of us do. But it is a blog and occasionally you get a little insight into Roberts complicated mind. One of the most interesting things about his blog is his usual refusal to publish comments left by his blogging colleagues in Barnet. Robert got so tetchy a few moths ago that he wrote a whole blog slagging me off - http://robertrams.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/a-fisk-of-roger-tichbourne/ - which was rather amusing. Sadly cowardly old Robert refused to publish my responses on his blog. I left a comment, which as usual Robert refused to publish. As I felt it was unfair of Robert to deny me the right of reply, I published my response here - http://barneteye.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/response-to-councillor-robert-rams.html
Anyway, I noticed that Robert has had a Damascan conversion to the idea of publishing comments. In fact Robert has got so keen on publishing comments, that he's published 8 on his latest blog - http://robertrams.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/east-barnet-post-office-consultation-on-new-premises/ - What is even more exciting is that Roberts blog is clearly deluged with hits from excited residents of East Barnet wanting to post comments. On Wednesday, he got three of these in the space of less than ten minutes. One is even from award winning director Oliver Stone! |That is a fantastic response for a blog about a consultation for a Post office relocation.
Why has Robert suddenly decided to start publishing all of the hundreds of comments which must be published on his blog? Has he been feeling himself this week? Sadly a swift trawl through his blog shows he hasn't published any of the historic comments. Maybe he simply feels the need to have a bit of public adulation from local wellwishers. He should nip down to Friern Barnet Library and have a chat with the locals there. I'm sure that there are plenty who'd want to leave a few comments on his blog