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Interview: Making it in the Political Blogosphere
Pundit Press ^ | 11/26/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi

Posted on 11/26/2011 2:25:37 PM PST by therightliveswithus

Pundit Press is proud to present interview number 45 in our ongoing series. Today, we're interviewing Tanni Haas, who authored Making it in the Political Blogoshphere. The book includes interviews with over twenty of the most influential political figures on the web. We thank Dr. Haas for taking part in this interview.

1. When and why did you decide to write Making it in the Political Blogosphere?

I decided to write the book a couple of years go. It occurred to me that the insights and experiences of some of the world's most successful political bloggers would be of interest to the more than one million people who write political blogs - as well as the many more who may have toyed with the idea of starting one. Judging by all the positive feedback I've already received, there seems to be a genuine demand for this kind of book.

2. How will the book be of interest to blog readers, and not just writers?

The book covers much more ground than what makes for a successful political blogger. During the course of the interviews, the contributors talk about what inspired them to start blogging in the first place, discuss what they are trying to achieve, and share personal anecdotes about their blogging experiences that they've never revealed before. Combined with my introductory profiles, the book gives readers an intimate sense of who these people are, not just as public personas but as individuals.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: blogs
Advice for all the budding bloggers here!
1 posted on 11/26/2011 2:25:44 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

Somewhere in that book I’ll bet there is a recommendation
to excerpt your material on Free Republic. Blogpimping.

Get hits, use Free Republic as an advertising tool.

Dang blogpimps.


2 posted on 11/26/2011 2:31:06 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

Yes we should never link blogs here because we should only be reading the New York Times and other mainstream media links. God forbid that someone else might click the post and actually read it, find it interesting and give Pundit Press — gasp — a hit. What is a hit now worth in terms of money? A Zimbabwean penny?


3 posted on 11/26/2011 2:56:34 PM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: humblegunner

[Get hits, use Free Republic as an advertising tool.]

Versus say, Michele Malkin,Instahpundit, the WaPo, NYT, and all the media who are posted here and make a profit, but often have no greater insight than many of the unwashed.

The whole definition of ‘journalist’ is now in question given the decidedly weak backgrounds of the traditional commentariat. Should I believe Krugman just because he is vetted by the NYT?


4 posted on 11/26/2011 3:05:40 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Mustang Driver

There is no problem with blogs being posted on FR. It is just the needless excerpting of them that is the problem. FR has had problems with bloggers who come to FR soley to post excerpts of their personal blog to get hits. Such types seldom (if ever) comment on posts (and if they do it is only their own).


5 posted on 11/26/2011 3:05:46 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: FastCoyote; Mustang Driver
See Jim Rob's comments on blogpimping in post 552 on THIS THREAD, and the Admin lecture entitled "The Pimp and the Poster" HERE.
6 posted on 11/26/2011 3:19:29 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
I visit FR several times each day but comment just occasionally, only when I have something I think worth saying that hasn't been said by someone else. My comments generally refer to other folks' posts.

I can't post full articles I have written for PJ Media because they own and have paid for exclusive rights. Posting stuff in full from my own blog usually is not feasible because the articles there almost always have lots of YouTube videos and other embedded stuff (I don't know how to include them at FR and have seen none with such videos included), tend to be long and in any event I don't want to usurp FR's bandwidth. I did link one of today's articles at my blog on a Herman Cain thread, and so far eleven of the one hundred and fifty-four views have come from FR. My own blog generates zero revenues and I have no illusion that it ever will. I would like to post articles from there at FR simply because I want people to read them.
7 posted on 11/26/2011 3:44:39 PM PST by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: DanMiller

Text (unlike pics and other stuff) doesn’t actually take up much bandwidth at all. So go ahead and post in full and just give a link to the youtube video. :-)


8 posted on 11/26/2011 3:46:58 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Thanks. I’ll try to post it tomorrow, sans embedded videos but with links. Maybe some of the still pix will come through.

Dan


9 posted on 11/26/2011 4:58:05 PM PST by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: therightliveswithus

Thank you.


10 posted on 11/26/2011 5:55:43 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: DanMiller
If you need help posting pics, just check out the HTML Sandbox. You may found it helpful.
11 posted on 11/26/2011 6:31:44 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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