Not just in the self-coded nature (which needs a tiny tweak before it’s there I think)- it seems anyone can blog:
You can join in the fun too. If you want to blog about anything to do with Birmingham, be it news, comment, discussion, or whatever, then just post a blog entry,
So far it doesn’t seem to have resulted either in off-topicness or spam, which you’d think must be an danger, so I assume that it’s moderated in some way (or just no-one’s found it yet ;) ). It’s a model I don’t recall having been tried anywhere else, and er “brave” is what I’d call it – in a nice community it could be something special. Go have a look, but play nice.