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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Citizen Magazine Says There's No Scandal Conservative Bloggers Can't Expose

Steve Adams and Tom Hess have a superb and lengthy feature on the Right side of the Blogosphere in the latest issue of Citizen Magazine published by Focus on the Family. Do not miss it because it is full of interesting insights, information and links to some blogs about which you may not know.

Adams, by the way, is a graduate of the Database 101/201 Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting Boot Camps hosted by The Heritage Foundation's Center for Media and Public Policy at the National Press Club. He's also a former newspaper desk editor and remains a hopelessly ink-stained wretch at heart. He's also proprietor of the wonderfully named blog, Trophy Husband.

What I especially like about this magazine feature is that it demonstrates the authors really do get it on the potential impact of bloggers on American public policy. The story quotes Evangelical Outpost's Joe Carter on his "5/150" principle:

"If you have a blog that is read by more than a few dozen readers, then you are making a bigger impact than you probably realize. If you have 50 people reading your blog, then you have more people in your 'classroom' than most professors at Harvard.
"If you have 90 readers, then you have more people in your 'pews' than most pastors have in their churches every Sunday. And if you have more than 1,000 readers a month, you have a larger 'circulation' than most poetry and short story magazines."

And that only begins to describe the potential.

HT: LaShawn Barber