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July 2, 2004

Nick Raynsford (Proxy Blog)

Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich

Proxy blog by: James

Launched: July 02, 2004

Format: (standard template)

Comments: Yes
Trackback: No
Syndication: No

Created as part of the proxy blog project and - whoops - it includes 'mp' in the resulting domain name.

While updates to this proxy blog may have been sporadic, the author did take his target to task and almost succeeded.

Nick Raynsford responded by launching a non-blog in November 2004. This is located at

(*Sigh*... 'mp' in the domain name. When will people learn?)

It's progress of sorts. Before November 2004, Nick Raynsford didn't even have a website to call his own. Now he does (and it features such useful information as contact details and surgery dates), but if he thinks that a series of sequential entries without comments or trackback qualifies as a weblog, he is sorely mistaken.

C'mon, Nick; you're *this* close...

Posted by timireland on July 2, 2004 12:49 PM in the category Blogs: Proxies


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