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February 28, 2009

SM4Cons – Lesson 2: Understanding Blogs

Filed under: Social Media for Conservatives — Sofie @ 7:45 pm
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A web log is essentially a journal or log kept on the web.  Eventually the two words were joined as weblog and then shortened to blog.  A blogger is a person who has a blog, and the blogosphere is entire community of bloggers.

This video by Common Craft explains “Blogs in Plain English”:

Blogs range from personal daily diaries to professional publications.  Each entry or post is dated, and they appear in the blog with the latest first.  In recent years, quite a few pundits and ordinary people have started using blogs to write about and comment on political events and issues.  For conservatives, blogs, like talk radio, can provide news that we don’t get from the mainstream (“old”) media.

Some of the more prominent conservative blogs and bloggers include

For Colorado, you can find some of the most prominent bloggers at

This is the second in a series of lessons to help conservatives who are less comfortable with the internet learn what these services do and how they can be used.  I will be also be publishing and updating the information on a wiki.  Future lessons will cover using tags,  finding more blogs to read, and commenting on them.

For more information, read these articles:


Earlier Lesson:

Lesson 1: Defining “Social Media,” “New Media,” and “Web 2.0″

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4 Comments

  1. […] SM4Cons – Lesson 2: Understanding Blogs […]

    Pingback by Charging Elephants .com » SM4Cons - Lesson 2: Understanding Blogs — February 28, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

  2. Thanks for the link to the Rocky Mountain Alliance. Another great resource is the Peoples Press Collective (http://peoplespresscollective.org). Please contact me if there’s any way our work can benefit each other.

    Comment by Ben — March 2, 2009 @ 7:58 am

    • I was thinking of the Peoples Press Collective as a news site rather than a blog–probably because of the name.

      Comment by Sofie — March 4, 2009 @ 7:10 am

  3. […] A good starting place is the list of prominent conservative blogs and bloggers I provided in Lesson 2.  Several search engines have been developed just for finding […]

    Pingback by SM4Cons - Lesson 4: Finding Blogs « Conservative First — March 14, 2009 @ 3:09 pm


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