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The Elements of Blogging by Jerry Lanson, Mark Leccese

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10Blogging about Politics and Journalism

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Everyone has an opinion about government and journalism. But that doesn’t mean anyone can write an intelligent and effective blog on these topics. The blogger might start by asking: What can I add to the conversation? How can I be a voice and not an echo?

It’s a question more easily asked than answered. This is a crowded blogging environment; there’s lots of competition. So, in truth, most blogs on these topics echo rather than reverberate with insight. Bloggers who live in the ring of politics and journalism—and these are raucous worlds—can build their audience by reading a wide variety of news sources ...

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