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    Why Politicians Should Blog


    I am developing my own such list–but of reasons both why and why not–a politician should blog. Here is one via Loic Le Meur Blog. It is a well known Euroblog, and so most of the examples are from there. Interesting that most important reason to blog for an Amerian politician is not listed outright: TO BYPASS COMMERCIAL MEDIA, to avoid its editing, potential negative commentary, and so on.

    10 reasons why should a politician blog (from Loic Le Meur Blog)

    Why politicians should have blogs ? 1. To get closer to their audience, their supporters

    2. To create a permanent open debate with them

    3. To test their ideas easily and quickly, to enrich them and get new ones

    4. To switch the way they talk to people usually from institutional to more personal

    5. To better understand the criticism of the people against their ideas

    6. To spread their ideas easily if they are supported by many people, in a decentralized way

    7. To raise funds for their cause, party or campaign

    8. To reach a younger audience and help young people get more interested in politics

    9. To create around them network effects

    10. To become famous if you are an unkown politician, or to start a political action, even locally

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    [ # 4567 ] Comment from Titos [May 20, 2007, 4:07 pm]

    Cool!

    [ # 4645 ] Comment from Laurentios [May 21, 2007, 3:46 pm]

    Cool…

    [ # 4660 ] Comment from Metrophanes [May 21, 2007, 5:42 pm]

    interesting

    [ # 4661 ] Comment from Arion [May 21, 2007, 5:49 pm]

    Nice

    [ # 4718 ] Comment from Ignatios [May 22, 2007, 9:09 am]

    Nice…

    [ # 5752 ] Comment from Savvas [June 5, 2007, 11:20 pm]

    Cool…

    [ # 5781 ] Comment from Evripides [June 6, 2007, 4:37 pm]

    Nice…

    [ # 5801 ] Comment from Michalis [June 6, 2007, 11:38 pm]

    Cool!

    [ # 6013 ] Comment from Grigorios [June 9, 2007, 8:03 pm]

    Sorry :(

    [ # 6118 ] Comment from Aleda [June 11, 2007, 1:36 am]

    Cool.

    [ # 6189 ] Comment from Andreas [June 12, 2007, 4:07 am]

    Nice!

    [ # 6220 ] Comment from Marinos [June 12, 2007, 1:31 pm]

    Nice

    [ # 6431 ] Comment from Lambro [June 14, 2007, 6:17 pm]

    Nice…

    [ # 41013 ] Comment from Per German [February 22, 2008, 6:41 pm]

    I think the biggest missing thing is responsiveness, most politicians don’t have the time to get back to commentators and I think that’s backfiring. There are more productive eConsultation tools than blogging

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