Skip to comments.Interview: Making it in the Political Blogosphere
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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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.
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?
[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?
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).
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. :-)
Thanks. I’ll try to post it tomorrow, sans embedded videos but with links. Maybe some of the still pix will come through.
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