Yesterday the Capitol Weekly ran a story entitled "The rise of the blogs: How the GOP uses the Web to organize
" spotlighting Jon Fleischman's FlashReport
. While we recognize that our readership leans much further left than right, even though Sam is a devout Republican and we are a member of the Bear Flag League
mentioned in the above story, you all still come here daily for recent political developments. Leaving the partisan angles out for a moment, this article is a must read about the influence of such blogs as this one and others in the political fray.
While they are correct in noting that the right has done a much better job of organizing and utilizing the blogosphere than the left, balance is a key to most blog's success. Just look at Martini Republic's
views (left) vs. Walter Moore's
(right) which are often posted here. Balance is key, and the more voices the merrier.