June 12, 2008
Today's blog news today

Are you looking for the opportunity to get into blogging, but aren't quite ready to pick a domain name and wrestle with stylesheets and whatnot? Consider joining the Texas Kaos team:

Now that we've all survived, more or less, the Democratic Presidential Primary and the Texas State Democratic Convention time to take stock and prepare for the run up to the general election.

For us here at Texas Kaos, that includes filling some additional front page slots to flesh out our coverage of Texas news and politics more fully. We're looking in particular for bloggers in rural Texas, San Antonio and El Paso. Also, Latino, African and Asian-American writers may consider themselves actively being recruited.

If you're interested in joining us on the TK frontpage, please send an email to tk.frontpage at gmail with the following info:

1. Your name (or pseudonym that you blog under) and preferred contact method.

2. Your location and/or area of focus, including your home blog, if any.

3. At least 3 and up to 5 writing samples. If you have your own blog, links are fine. If you wish to use other writing samples, send those in the email with publication notes

All positions are unpaid. We ask that you post at least twice a week whenever possible.

If you have any questions about the position or TK in general, please feel free to ask them at the above email address.

Fire up those blogging fingers, y'all!!!

As Vince notes, bloggers from all over the state came out for the Bloggers Caucus last week - you can see a list along with a Google map of their locations here - and we in the Texas Progressive Alliance hope to forge some new connections and extend our network from that. We're also looking to connect up with bloggers who couldn't be there last Thursday. If you're a progressive who blogs about Texas politics and we don't already know who you are, leave a comment or drop me a line. Texas has one of the stronger blog networks in the country, and we intend to show it off a bit at Netroots Nation this year.

Finally, some additions to my own blogroll, thanks in part to the Dem convention:

Mean Rachel, yet another cool Austin blogger.

MOMocrats, who were well represented at the Bloggers Caucus and in the press room by Julie Pippert.

Charlie Lindahl, who took a lot of excellent pics in Austin.

There...Already, a talented African-American group blog with a Houston presence.

Texas Education, by a teacher/education activist friend of mine.

The Bloggess, who wasn't at the convention and isn't particularly political as far as I know, but who cracks me up, and Lord knows we could all use more of that.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 12, 2008 to Blog stuff

I'm TOTALLY political.

And I'm voting Obama if I can get enough time to register to vote. How embarassing. I need a personal assistant to make me a good citizen.

Posted by: Jenny, bloggess on June 12, 2008 8:06 AM

Thanks Charles! I'm in, thanks for the invite! See you Friday at the luncheon.

Posted by: Patty Pinkley on June 12, 2008 10:57 AM

We let Jenny post once at MOMocrats but after the McCain backlash, we decided to let her do what she does best with squid and cameras, not necessarily together.

Honestly I was never quite sure if McWho was more upset over the fact that she said he had a va jay jay or that his was the smallest.

But anyway my point (and I have one) is that Jenny has been known to be political.

And thanks for the shout out Charles!

More thanks for the links with details. I see I need to sidle up to Charlie Lindahl b/c my camera has never been half as good since the tuneup and my photos stink.

Posted by: Julie Pippert on June 12, 2008 9:23 PM

Charles, it was good putting a face with the name on Friday. I appreciate the link-love and looking forward to the rest of this campaign season.

Posted by: DP on June 14, 2008 12:26 PM