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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Free Press blogging article

I meant to post about this Burlington Free Press front-page story on political blogging earlier this morning, but forgot. A comment from "tod" in another thread reminded me to get with it.

Not that I have much to say. I think Terri Hallenbeck got it right. I *was* surprised that they omitted The Carpetbagger Report, since that's probably the most highly trafficked political blog in the state, but it seemed like their focus was on statewide politics.

They're right to do the story now — when I wrote about political blogging last October, almost nobody was doing it at a statewide level. The field has definitely expanded.

December 20, 2005 at 04:12 PM in Media/Keeping an eye on the competition | Permalink


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I think you're right about the local (at a minimum, state-wide) focus, which probably had something to do with leaving me out.

I was going to joke about my hurt feelings, but the truth is I completely understand. Considering that I probably write less about Vermont than any Vt blogger, I would have left me out of the piece too.

That said, it's good to know 802 Online hasn't forgotten about me!

Posted by: Carpetbagger | Dec 20, 2005 7:42:29 PM

I know she knew about you, I sent her to you, and others did too I'm sure -- so I think it must have been the statewide focus. How could anyone forget about you?

What I notice on political blogs so far (here) is how little crosslinking there is between them -- when I taught, it was one of the things that came hardest to students, thinking about blogging as a conversation. I think cathy's right about the state being ripe, but still not quite over the lip, where real substantive political debates take off.

And I love the Daily Briefing. I just wish he had comments!


Posted by: zephyr | Dec 21, 2005 8:43:49 PM

It was a good article, 'cept for the fact that my interview stuff didn't make the cut. Sigh, always a bridesmaid...

Posted by: NTodd | Dec 22, 2005 6:58:15 PM

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