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Reflections – Part 3

(Originally published in Greater Democracy)

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on my experiences blogging the national conventions. My thoughts have meandered, but I think I’ve finally arrived at the crux of my reflections. Bloggers are not the new media’s journalists. Bloggers are the new media’s op-ed writers.

Politics, Local and National

Yesterday, I spent a bit of time updating LocalPols, my site listing good local politicians around the country, including a clickable map of the State Senate races.

Today, I received an email from the DCCC pointing to an article in The Stakeholder about my local congressman. It presents some good review of how close Shays has really been to Tom Delay.

I've been doing what I can to help the Diane Farrell for Congress campaign, including making turf maps.

Random Stuff

It has been a slow day. I've been watching reports of Hurricane Ivan on the Weather Channel and I've spent a bit of time updating my list of local political candidates to reflect recent endorsements. (My wife has been endorsed by the Connecticut AFL-CIO.)

I've also been busy creating more turf maps for Diane Farrell's campaign.. On the job front leads, keep showing up, but nothing substantial yet.

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Re: Stuff: A Portrait

Today, Evelyn Rodriguez commented on my latest job search blog entry.

I'm not sure how she found my site, but she did provide a link back to her site. When I looked, the most recent entry was Stuff: A Portrait. Do yourself a favor and go out and read that entry.

She ends it off with, "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." - Pablo Picasso

Re: Calling All Convention Bloggers

Brian Reich of the Campaign Web Review, has asked the following set of questions. Instead of just sending them off as an email, I thought I would answer the questions on my blog.

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