Skip to primary content


Bad Shoulder Means No Blogging

I had a shoulder muscle go bad and have been out of commission for the last few days as I have been to the family doctor, an orthopedist, pharmacies and tomorrow a physical therapist. Looks like I am getting better. Will try to get back to blogging soon. It has been odd to not be plugged in.

Any how, here is one blog I can do easily because it is just cut and paste. It’s from Matt Stoller who had been writing at Blogging of the President and now apparently the Democratic National Convention.

The Democratic National Convention is going to have two significant blog-related changes this year: (1) We are credentiallying bloggers, so ordinary people will be watching the delegates and the media hordes and telling it like it is. (2) We are starting a convention blog to capture and link to the blogospheric conversations on the state of the Democratic Party and the state of the country.

If you’re willing, I’d like your help and feedback on both of these.

1) First of all, the convention blog just launched at This is a space for discussion of the Democratic Party, the country, and the media as it relates to political conventioneering. We’re looking for guest-posters who have thought about civic involvement, blogs, and political conventions. We’re looking for guest-posters who have been to national conventions as delegates, media producers, politicos, or security guards. We’re also looking for ideas on what we can do with the blog. Also, please give us a shout out on your own blog, if you don’t mind, so that we can create an interesting discussion surrounding the convention (and please blogroll us for the seven weeks until the convention). And yes, we’ll have comments enabled shortly.

2) We are credentialling bloggers. What should we plan for this group? We have a few events planned, but you know, I’ve never been to a national political convention before, and I’m not that smart. What kind of help and support do bloggers need? I know that there have been a lot of conferences that have integrated blogging and events; what did they do well? (We can’t do an IRC chat behind the speaker. They said no).

I would love to hear your suggestions on what we can do to really open up the convention to the blogosphere and the new political energy that’s been banging down the party doors. Anyway, if you have any thoughts or questions about blogging and the convention, please feel free to email me here or at


Matt Stoller

Comments are closed.