This initiative started off as a small project; a site where people could exchange political views, debate the topics of the day and even philosophise with each other on other subjects.
I was co-owner and general manager and a member of a 4-man development team that embarked on an ambitious drive to bridge the gap between social networks and the real world. I ended up running several pages and groups, oversaw all personnel issues between members and administrators, conducted on line interviews with several organisations and politicians and interviewed several mps in real life at Portcullis House. National online media became interested in the growing empire and the project continues today, consisting of several regional pages, a youth generation page, websites and blogsites.
The office environment is amazing, fresh and young, the days varied and the workload immense with long hours although you have amazing benefits (not just salary). With regards to work culture, you'll either love it or hate it....it's not for everyone.
One of the most obvious benefits of working online is the freedom and flexibility that comes with being a blogger. You are your own boss. You make your own hours. You can work anywhere, at any time. The costs of running a blog are minimal; your time is the primary investment you’ll make. The only pressure you’re under comes from your own goals, standards and ambitions. Blogging also works on a more practical level. You can keep your day job without any scheduling conflicts. Flexibility here means that you can engage on any level you want, making blogging your new career, an occasional hobby or something in between.