Saturday, May 27, 2006

Yeah, Out of the Blue: Washington state Dems do have a blog

We just never noticed. Or, they really aren't meaning to use it like a blog, but it seems to have been around since last November, just nobody noticed it. It is called Out of the Blue, and it seems to be a basic install of Word Press onto the site.

Comments are turned off, but it certainly seems like someone is intending on building some sort of blog.

This is ironic given Ken's suggestion last month.

I found it by following the link for the site's RSS feed from the front page. So, they could just be using the Wordpress install to produce an RSS feed, which wouldn't be that bad of an idea. But, if they did want to transition Out of the Blue into a real deal blog, they could.


Anonymous said...

Wasn't "Out of The Blue" a Debbie Gibson song in the 80's.

Emmett said...

I am unfamiliar with that... uh.. reference.

Anonymous said...

I was part of the internal meetings where this initially was being driven by Paul Berendt. There wasn't much direction given at the time - just that "blogs are the next big thing" and that the Washington Democrats really needed a blog. Former Chairman Berendt also believed that podcasting was going to be influential.