Washington Post Bullish on Virginia Blogging

First, Washington Post Virginia political reporters Michael Shear and Chris Jenkins started a blog (Race to Richmond); now, the Fairfax Extra section of the Post has started a “community blog.”

The blog’s maiden post yesterday generated a healthy 27 comments. Several commenters wondered when Maryland communities would get a blog. Most of the rest wanted to debate the tenure of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald Connolly.

Will Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun, and Prince William get blogs? Is the Post in the blog business for the long haul, or are they just experimenting?

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  1. Not Larry Sabato Avatar
    Not Larry Sabato

    Will, I don’t see the comments

  2. Anonymous Avatar

    NLS: I had trouble finding the comments at first too. At the site, they’re under Archive, misc. at the “Welcome to the Fairfax Blog” posting.

    Comments are now up to 28. Connolly’s name seems to be a spelling challenge for many of those posting comments.

  3. James Young Avatar
    James Young

    C’mon, Will! You know Prince William already has at least one fine blog….

  4. Will Vehrs Avatar
    Will Vehrs

    Being a skeptical observer sort myself, I know full well it does, but I doubt if you are willing to affiliate with the Washington Post ….

  5. Steve Fehr Avatar
    Steve Fehr

    Experimenting for now. Hope we are in it for the long haul. Thanks for noticing.

  6. If we could just figure out how to post a tax on blogs we might be on to something. If everyone chips in his two cents worth……

    Seriously though, I’ve often thought that there should be a “users Fee” for speaking at public meetings. I suspect they would be a lot shorter. It’s just like roads: if there is no cost, then they get over used.

    If there is a cost, people will go elsewhere.

  7. James Young Avatar
    James Young

    Will, good point. Wouldn’t want to surrender my credibility.

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