Monday 24 October 2011


Every day, for the next month, maybe two depending on how annoyed my followers become, I'm going to do something a bit bizarre.

I'm going to tell everyone what I'm doing.

I think you should too, if you work in local government and here's why.

I read a comment by @ermintrude2 (she's a social worker, doesn't want to use her real name) on this lovely post by @welovelocalgov explaining the things she knows local gov does - but that maybe the general public don't.

I didn't either.

That's wrong.

So in order to fix the wrong and turn it into a positive right, if you'd like to join me, feel free. If you're in Australia, or the United States, tweet at your own 15:15 (3:15pm) in your own time zone but use the same tag #1515gov. I promise to read every single one. At the end of the month if I'm not the only person doing this then I promise to somehow collate every single one into some kind of document and upload it to this blog.

I want to know what you do. I want to see a snapshot of your life, every single day for the next month. I want to know how you serve, how you clean, how you care, how you protect and how you support.

But most of all, I want to paint a picture in a thousand words of why local government is a many wonderful thing. I can't do that alone.

So please join me. Thank you.


  1. Aw, that's a lovely idea. I'll definitely be join in!

  2. Brilliant idea. I'll be following #1515gov, and consider #1515vcs to similarly share what the voluntary and community sector do - often with colleagues from the public sector :-)

  3. Interesting! I originally set up my Twitter account in order to tell people what I did each day, as the official 'Tweeter' of the National Graduate Development Programme (local government management fast-track). Since I finished my traineeship I have found it more difficult to do this, mostly because often communications are sensitive in running a public-facing project. However, once a day at a set time I can hopefully do, so I will do my best to join in!