Wednesday, July 19, 2006

skippy mentions us during a bloggasm

...interview, that is.

one of the reasons skippy the bush kangaroo has my highest respect is because they are all about fostering community in blogtopia (yes! they coined that phrase!). they're not afraid to scan the web for different perspectives, highlighting voices that may get missed at one of the bigger community blogs, willing to cross-pollinate traffic with links. i'm humbled that this site got a mention during their interview with thanks skippy!

simon owens: is it becoming harder and harder for new political blogs to emerge and find readers? do you think your blog would have been as successful if you’d started it much later?

skippy the bush kangaroo: good question. maybe not. but on the other hand, there have been some amazing success stories in the past year, of blogs hitherto unknown, suddenly gaining huge readership. my friend jane hamsher’s firedoglake is now considered one of the major players in liberal blogtopia (yes! i coined that phrase!), and her blog has only been around for a little over a year and a half, maybe two years at this point. also, glenn greenwald, who just started blogging a few months ago, is a must read for most people now. maryscott o’connor’s my left wing is a success story, and she’s gotten a lot of main stream media coverage. i’d also point to man eegee, and down with tyranny, as blogs which are relatively new but have made a big impact, both with quality of work and with readership, in a short time. - linkage to full interview

yes! i changed all the capitals in this post to lower-case!

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