Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Virginia blogs get ANOTHER shout-out

Kudos, Virginia Bloggers, specifically (imho) Lowell Feld of Raising Kaine and Ben Tribbett of Not Larry Sabato. DavidNYC of Swing State Project lists a few of his favorite blogs, and they are made up of 2006 election bloggers. Take a look, and congrats to all bloggers who made a difference this year and who helped give the Democratic party an early Thanksgiving.
What Are Your Favorite Local Blogs?
by: DavidNYC
Wed Nov 22, 2006 at 11:17:57 AM EST

I think there's no question that local & regional blogs played an important role in many races this year - and I think this trend is only going to grow. And in many cases, these local blogs didn't just have an impact on the online community, but they also drove crucial offline coverage as well.

Some good examples would include the folks at Blue Jersey, who busted a staffer for Republican Tom Kean for posing as a concern troll; the trio of NH blue bloggers (Blue Granite, NH-02 Progressive, and Yankee Doodler) who also nailed a concern troll who was Charlie Bass's no. 2 staffer; and the Virginia bloggers (principally Raising Kaine) who played a big role in getting Jim Webb to toss his hat into the ring.

There are many other great sites I could point to as well (Take19, the Idaho bloggers, the North Carolina bloggers), but I'm just one guy and there are only so many blogs I'm familiar with. So I'd like to ask all of you: What are some of your favorite local blogs, whether they cover a particular state, city, region or Congressional district? Please post links in comments. Even if some of your favorites are blogs I've already mentioned, I'd love to know why you like them as well.

And, of course, have a great Thanksgiving!

DavidNYC :: What Are Your Favorite Local Blogs?
Nice. So, what are some of YOUR favorite blogs? Leave your likes in the comments, and I will update as the weekend goes on, seeing as how it will most likely be pretty quiet around the blogosphere for the next few days.

Have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving, pholks. And if you don't celebrate T-Day-enjoy the long weekend.


Blogger Rick Howell said...

Favorite blogs? Well, I think if you're a progressive/liberal it has to start with Daily Kos, even though I don't read it as habitually as I used to...but I take links to it quite a bit...As for Virginia bloggers...we all enjoy Not Larry Sabato and Raising Kaine, for all the reasons with which we're familiar, although...I, too, wonder about the practice of bloggers working for campaigns. I think it takes a little originality and spontaniety away from what they post. And the little tag line about "these not (necessarily) being the thoughts of the campaign or the candidate" gets a bit silly.

I think bloggers are best when they can write and say what they want...I enjoy "Anonymous is a woman" because it's unpredictable, original and not always about politics. I like The Richmond Democrat...Waldo Jaquith is interesting (and I'm told he has the oldest blog in the state.....) I like Howling Latina, and Mosquito, too. Ditzy Dems is often quite funny....There are some new ones lately popping up on the Virginia Blogwire. West of Shockoe is one I'm starting to read a lot. Vivian Page has a good blog, too. There's more to like than to dislike, I think....

1:36 PM  
Blogger Rick Howell said...

I think I spelled Vivian's last name wrong....sorry!

1:38 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

The Ditzy Democrats doesn't exist anymore :-( I liked that one too. I also like Vivian Paige, and Howling Latina. I don't really read Daily KOS too much, but I LOVE the Wonkette.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Mosquito said...

Thanks Rick Howell for the compliment...I enjoy reading your blog also...I've become a regular visitor!

I agree Vivian Paige has a great blog....then there's Raising Kaine and a slew of others. It's nice to see Virginia being represented in the blogosphere.

Hopefully we will increase our diversity and then the party will really begin!!


3:56 PM  

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