Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Not Blogging

Just because I quit the Praguetory website, doesn't mean I no longer care about the online debate. In fact, one or two things I have done since stopping blogging have been at least as effective as my personal blogging efforts were.

Filtering through stories to the right people is one of them. With a little bit research and analysis, you can package information so that it is ready-made for a blogger, MP, PPC or even a journalist to use or disseminate further.

With a decent email contact list and a large number of political facebook friends, there seems to be a very good chance that I'll be able to track down the right person for the relevant story. For example, in August one such story managed to spark an official Conservative Party press release.

I'm also looking forward to seeing a PPC raise his/her profile off the back of some events in his/her seat which I alerted him/her to.

Usually, I'll caveat an email with a "you probably already know about this", but it's amazing how often politicos or journos aren't aware of stories related to their patch that are dynamite.

Another thing that I've tried to do is support new or newer right-wing bloggers. Many people get discouraged easily in the online world as they fail to make the impact that they would like to. I've been trying to give a little advice where I can to help people work effectively in this area.

I've also been doing some planning work on other secret political projects - which is fun, but you won't see the results of that for a while.

Apologies for the break in posting on this site. I've been getting married.


Colin Campbell said...

Hey Congratulations on that Getting Married thing. I can recommend it highly. Good luck with whatever you do next. I always found your blog interesting and people like you keep our friend from my somewhat home town of Kirkcaldy honest.

My one piece of advice is that anybody from Kirkcaldy will find that any kind of life out of there is better than the alternative.

Annette said...

congrats...I hope you will be very happy.