Foreign Secretary David Miliband has promised to re-start his personal weblog after a gap of two months.
The foreign secretary said he wanted to 'engage the public'
Mr Miliband stopped writing his blog after leaving his previous job of environment secretary in Gordon Brown's Cabinet reshuffle in June.
But, during a 10 Downing Street webchat on Monday, he said it was important for the Foreign Office to "engage" people.
The "Mili-blog", which started in 2006, was criticised by opponents for being too "on-message" and too expensive.
But Mr Miliband's supporters insisted it was worthwhile and gave the public a better insight into the workings of Whitehall.
On the Downing Street site, one questioner said that Mr Miliband's "fondness for new communication methods - blogging, YouTube videos, and so on - is well documented".
He asked whether the "more conservative (small 'c') atmosphere of the diplomatic service changed his view of such transparent, direct channels?"
He added: "How can the FCO [Foreign and Commonwealth Office], whose centralised methods changed little over the course of centuries, respond to the 'I can' society he described earlier this year?"
Mr Miliband, MP for South Shields, replied: "I am completely committed to the idea that diplomacy needs to engage the public as well as diplomatic elite and also to the notion that I need to lead that in the Foreign Office.
"So the blog will be back, supplemented by other tools for discussion and debate."