50 State Blog Network
by lpackard, Tue Jan 09, 2007 at 08:45:14 AM EST
Local community blogs are important. Blogs like Raising Kaine in Virginia helped make the difference for Senator Webb and others this past election. I can speak to that personally, as a part of MichiganLiberal. But what about all the states that don't have a state-based community blog yet? How can a community blog reach a larger audience when they have a big story? Can we help each other to grow?
I'm proud to announce a new project through BlogPac - the 50 State Blog Network. The goal of this project is to produce a strong network of state-based blogs across the country, to help grow their local blogospheres and turn red to blue on a statewide basis.
It starts with a list. See below the cut for the list of state-based lefty community blogs I've compiled. If I'm wrong, or missing somebody, please speak up! You know your local blogs better than I do. We're not picking favorites, just looking for true community-based efforts. Also if you have contact information for any of these blogs, please email me.
What if your state doesn't have a community blog? If you're interested in helping to start one, or you know of a blog that's interested in moving over to a community platform like Scoop or Soapblox, please comment here or email me. I would love to help you get going. More updates later, including how OpenID through netroots.com can lead to a single signon across multiple blogs. Maybe we can arrange a in-person meeting or conference of state-based bloggers this year too, at the DNC Winter Meeting and/or YearlyKos.
Maryland*: http://www.freestatepolitics.blogspot.co m/
New Hampshire: http://www.bluehampshire.com/
New Jersey: http://www.bluejersey.net/
New Mexico*: http://nmfbihop.blogspot.com/
New York: http://www.thealbanyproject.com/
North Carolina: http://www.bluenc.com/
North Dakota: None
Rhode Island*: http://www.rifuture.org/blog/
South Carolina: http://www.SouthCarolina08.com/
South Dakota*: http://www.sdprogressive.com/
West Virginia*: http://wvkossacks.blogspot.com/
* = doesn't allow diaries, but is led by a team as opposed to a sole blogger.