Kathy Kiely at USA Today has written one of the better articles on the subject of political blogging, with so many good quotes we cant list them here. Remarkably a few facts we were unaware of were mentioned: Andrew Sullivan raised $100,000 USD last year from his blog, Joshua Micah Marshall of Talking Points memo raised $4,000 USD, as did Markos Moulitsas Zuniga of DailyKos.com. Markos was also invited to travel with Howard Dean. Also another interesting quote for our growing list of blogging definitions: “A blog is a cross between an online diary and a cybermagazine, aggressively updated to draw readers back”
For anybody interested in the growing power of political blogging (and does not believe this is merely hype) check the article out.
Freewheeling ‘bloggers’ are rewriting rules of journalism | USA Today
“There are liberals, conservatives, libertarians and near-anarchists. The one thing they all agree on: blogging. Bloggers discuss the new medium with proselytizing fervour. They know each other’s Web handles (AngryLiberal, Atrios, Instapundit). They use links, which enable Internet users to jump from one Web page to another, to publicise each other’s work. Bloggers feel so strongly about blogging, they even promote bloggers they don’t agree with.”