The development of the new blog service is now underway. Code for the People have been brought in to work alongside the in house development team to migrate and support the blogging service.
Progress is being made in a number of areas including the development of technical solutions to host the migrated blogs and manage users without relying on the old Glow portal.
We have already had demos of several features working in development environments.
We are now working on testing plans for the new blog service. All aspects of the service will be extensively tested, some of this will be automatic and some will involve users, for this we need some help (Glow log-in required). We already have a few volunteers but if you have a blog in the current service you can sign up to be a tester:
http://tinyurl.com/pxmgrwg (glow login required)