A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Monday, August 21, 2006

About Those Campaign Blogs

Dear Democratic candidates in the Tahoe area,

this is an open letter to quite a few of you, whether you are running for statewide or for federal office. First of all: we love your campaign. We really do. Otherwise we wouldn't have linked to it on our sidebar.

I went on the lookout today, so that I could add more links to the Campaign Blogs on the sidebar. And I really was looking forward to adding a couple of new ones. Unfortunately, I didn't find anything.

Now, you may have heard of blogs. This here is one of them. It seems to have become fashionable by some of you to have a blog on your website. And that's swell. Thing is, you must understand the concept of a blog. It's kinda like a diary. If you only write in it about once a month it's not a diary. Same goes for blogs. You have to post entries regularly. And if your last blog post is from last year, I suggest you better just delete it all. It might just make you look out of touch.

That said I encourage each and every one of you to add a decent blog to your campaign website and I have a couple of suggestions. If you think you won't have the time for it, let a trusted member of your campaign staff do it. That way you interact with your voters online and still have the time to go and meet voters. Though, I must say, it makes a blog much more enjoyable if it has a personal touch to it. So, posting personally about once a week would help.

If you want to see what a good campaign blog can look like look no further. I have linked to the Carter Blog and the Haswell Campaign Journal. Both are well run and updated frequently if not daily. Take a look and feel inspired.


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