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Election Super Blog?

12.14.2005

Prompted by a discussion with Kevin over at DL, I wondered if anyone was interested in creating a superblog in time for the next general election.
All members of the irish blogosphere would contribute their posts on the election to a super site, aggregator or some such as the touchstone of irish bloggers opinions on the election. I think saint has suggested similar over at Dossingtimes, cant for the life of me find the post though.

Anyway what do we all think, is it feasible, worthwhile or simply an act of futility?
I for one think a one-stop-shop for up to the minute comment from across the blogosphere on all aspects of the election sounds enticing. It certainly would foment debate among bloggers, since SF will play a big PR role and have a large blogging contingent.

Im not the most technically adept but im willing to put some time in if we all think its worth pursuing. Id be interested in all sorts of ideas and responses. Even on your own blogs at length and in detail.

The election should not be about MSM aresing through the boondocks with Bertie. Genuine ideology, issues and local matters can be brought to the fore with little or not editorial imposition.

It doesnt need to be an alternative to the MSM but a cooperative effort by Irish bloggers to get a whole rainbow of opinions out there, facilitating easy access to debates and lots of points of view.

RR

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  1. Blogger Suzy | 10:11 a.m. |  

    I am not techy at all but I am very interested in super election blog thing-a-ma-jig. I was only thinking last night about the possibility of an election and the blogging of it. Count me in.

  2. Blogger EWI | 2:30 p.m. |  

    Anyway what do we all think, is it feasible, worthwhile or simply an act of futility?

    Unfortunately, option 'c', unless you can come up with a good editor - which goes against the whole point of blogging in the first place, the individual opinion pieces.

    (Look at the Pajamas Media debacle!)

    p.s. my Internets access is down, so I probably won't be blogging that much until after Christmas at the earliest - courtesy of a house guest who has pushed us way over our broadband download limits.

  3. Blogger Auds | 5:15 p.m. |  

    Good idea but would it be worth the while of the bloggers if they weren't getting a bigger audience than their own blogs? Advertising etc to the general non-blog reading public would need to play a part...

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