Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Thursday, October 28, 2004
A touch of sanity
Are political blogs always filled with passionate partisanship, invective, attacks, snide remarks? Is that all there is? A New York Times story today says there's another side: catblogging. It links to a posting by Kevin Drum on his Calpundit blog (now replaced by Political Animal on the Washington Monthly site). In the midst of distress over the coming Iraq war, Drum turned around and found his cat calmly sleeping, and posted a photograph. Other bloggers took it up, posting cat photos on Fridays.
Somehow I've missed this phenomenon, but I do know of another: Friday Birdblogging. South Knox Bubba seems to have started this one, and other Tennessee and North Carolina Bloggers have taken it up. Here's one. And another. posted by liz at 11:26 AM
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to