Kevin writing over at Strange Attractor:
The problem with politicians moving into this space is similar to the failings of traditional media often in this space, they simply use a new tool in a traditional way. They use blogs as broadcast and publishing and forget the return channel.
Sure the worst of us do, and isn’t that true of bloggers across the piece? Not everyone is going to use the tools to their full extent.
But I think that the best of politican blogs are just what Kevin would wish for; people striving to have a conversation, actively listening to the things that are going on around them and responding to that.
Too often political blogs are seen through the lens of a very small number of people when actually if you look there’s a wider thing going on.
But hey why bother acknowledging that when you can just have a pop.