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Monday, October 25, 2004

A Request For The Blogosphere

I recieved this email last week.

I've noticed that a few weeks ago you commented on the impact that bloggers have had on American politics and asked why the Conservatives weren't using blogs similarly in Canada. I work for a fairly prominent Conservative politician and am quite interested in hearing how you think blogs could be used to change the dynamic in Canada.

Full post at Small Dead Animals.

Posted by Kate McMillan on October 25, 2004 in Canadian Conservative Politics | Permalink


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I launched Conservative Life three months ago. There are several quality Canadian bloggers out there. I think our blog representation is proportional to the state of conservatism in this country. It is a steeper hill for us to climb but that only makes it more worthwhile when we get to the top.

Posted by: Craig Smith | 2004-10-25 6:30:56 PM

In addition to what I said on your blog, Kate, I was thinking this evening that it would be great if more politicians and their advisors knew what blogs were. Some of the ones I've talked to just kind of look at me with blank stares...blogs, um, yeah.

Posted by: tz | 2004-10-26 1:50:50 AM

There are a lot of great conservative Canadian blogs out there, but it would be nice to have more cohesion between them all. Even just a mini-blog that reposts the best entries from The Shotgun, Damian Penny, Meatriarchy, Small Dead Animals, Colby Cosh, Andrew Coyne, The Monger, etc. etc. would be highly useful.

And of course, some more visitors wouldn't hurt, either..

Posted by: dr_dog | 2004-10-26 2:56:28 AM

For what its worth, most of my readers are Americans, last time I checked. Not all site meters make this easy (Web Side Story was great until they wanted 50 bucks a month).

My point is, even if I get 20,000 uniques a month and Ghost/Flea gets twice that, etc: are we talking to Canadians or to sympatico Yanks? Does that matter? If we want to think of ourselves as influencing our countrymen, yeah. Just putting that out there.

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle | 2004-10-26 7:14:05 AM

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