I've often compared blogging to dropping a penny in a deep well and listening for the splash. Sometimes you hear it. Yesterday was one of those days.
I wrote Thursday's post primarily to chide Senator Coleman's campaign. I mentioned that Sen. Coleman hadn't been able to get the attention of the more prominent Minnesota bloggers, naming a few of them. It wasn't my intent to chide these bloggers at all for not covering Coleman's campaign announcement. I hadn't covered the event either.
But a funny thing happened. I cross-posted the article on True North and suddenly responses began appearing. AAA, Jeff Kouba at TvM, Mitch Berg and Chief from Freedom Dogs all wrote thoughtful responses to my piece. If you haven't already read these pieces, please give them a look as they all have interesting things to say about the upcoming campaign and the coverage to date.
As Mitch rightly points out, we aren't in this for the money. There's no right-wing equivalent of George Soros providing largesse for most of the bloggers I know. I don't even have Google ads on my site, although it might make sense to include some one day. We blog because we want to add our voices to the ongoing discussion and because we learn from each other. Every time I visit Ben, Dan, Lee, Gino, Leo, RH and Daria, Stinger and LL, I learn something. That's the reason we blog - because we get results.