Props to Ed for giving thanks where its due, LOCAL BLOGS.
Via Ed Cone:
…the power of the internets does not lie only in building a new generation of high-traffic sites. Individual voices speaking to relatively small audiences can be powerful and useful things, and that may be especially true at the local and regional levels, where a few people can make a difference.
Note also that individual voices are important in realms beyond politics. In era of newspaper cutbacks and TV fluff, local bloggers are covering stuff that might otherwise go uncovered, adding to mainstream stories, allowing pros to tell stories that would never fit in print, and doing service journalism, too.
Hat tip to Sally Greene for the pointer. [Can I just say how much I love learning from my fellow bloggers. Ed may live 50 miles west of me but he’s still local to me.]