Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Scoop Blogging

Remember how I posted the Chris Bowers rant that the top right wing bloggers are an aristocracy, because only Redstate.org has a community style blog. Well this post sheds some light on one possible reason for the dearth of right wing Scoop blogs.

"As mentioned a couple of times on this blog, I have ambitions about creating a brand new Scoop site to create a new and vibrant blogging community. Well, I'm happy to report that we are close to getting it done. The basics of the site are set up and all that remains is to customize the features and settle on a good looking aesthetic design.
Of course, doing all of this is not cheap. Scoop sites cost money to build because they have a lot of features--as you can see by looking at perhaps the most famous Scoop site around. It allows for nested comments that are more responsive to one another, advanced instruments to prevent trolling and reader diaries that provide an excellent complement to what appears on the main page--and could be promoted to the main page as well. All of this allows for better commentary and interaction between bloggers and their audience. And all of this costs money to implement and maintain."

The DailyKos is a Scoop blog. Right wingers don't have sugar daddies & mammas like Soros & Terry Heinz, therefore they must have the ability to finance all ventures they chose to enter. Despite the rich Republican stereotype, I doubt that many conservatives have that much disposable income. Just because there aren't many conservative community style blogs doesn't mean conservative bloggers are aristocratic, if anything, it means the opposite.

With regards to the folks at the DailyKos:

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind, and won't change the subject" - Winston Churchill
I have been looking for sites like this for a long time. Thank you! » » »
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