January 22, 2004
From The Roots

Now this is a great idea: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has a fabulous-looking blog called From The Roots, which will apparently include posts from various Senators themselves as well as Kos-like diaries, for which anyone can create an account and add content. They're still getting the hang of the blogging thing (Senator Stabenow's response to the SOTU is a bit thin, to say the least), but that's OK. They've got the right idea for this - insider information from the insiders themselves, the foundation for a community a la Blog for America, direct feedback from their target audience. Exactly the sort of thing I'd love to see more of on the Yellow Dog Blog.

And of course, they have the good taste to include yours truly and a rather stunned Greg Wythe on their blogroll. What's not to like? Check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 22, 2004 to Show Business for Ugly People | TrackBack

Should I really feel safer knowing that Senate staffers are perusing movie reviews of "Sinful Dwarf" or "Satan's Cheerleaders"???

Posted by: Greg Wythe on January 22, 2004 1:48 PM

Not on the topic of that blog really, but it blows my mind that people are developing new blog tools that hardcode output that is not standards compliant, and still use damnable tables to control layout. If MT, Nucleus, b2, and others can produce standards compliant output out of the box, is it too much to ask of new blog tools? Drupal seems to offer somewhat more promise in this regard, and is much more developed than Scoop, but it seems not to have caught on in very many places. Ah well.

Posted by: kevin whited on January 22, 2004 9:35 PM