BlogActiv launch director, I blogged here for exactly 10 years, then shuttered it & turned comments off, since BA doesn't even manage to handle spam properly anymore.
About: Mathew Lowry
As BlogActiv's Launch Director, I shepherded the blog platform you're looking at now through its launch phase (August 2007-February 2008). When I left in March 2008, I was asked to keep an eye on Blogactiv from its Board, and so launched this blog to experiment and explore the European online public sphere, and the role that Blogactiv could play in it.
While I left the Blogactiv board in March 2010, the subject continues to fascinate, so I kept blogging. Summaries of the early years can be found in the Annual Reviews of 2010, 2011 and 2012, when I temporarily closed this blog to ponder where I wanted to take it.