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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Turn Arizona Blue

Posted by Bob Brigham

This last week, Tim and I have been focused on making sure the State Democratic Parties have the tools necessary to succeed in modern campaigns.

So it is with great please that I urge you to visit Turn Arizona Blue, the new blog of the Arizona Democratic Party. If you don't want to read crazy praise for the ADP, then leave now.

Arizona had been working on a complete overhaul of their web capabilities when the study on State Party Blogs was conducted.

Now they have a new blog that I need to praise them in detail. First of all, the every first post demonstrates a great use of State Party blogging. Using everyday words, it invites Arizona Democrats to attend a Holiday Party on Monday. Solidarity, communication, action, interaction...the very first post.

But, it gets better. Tony Cani, who is the (love this) Non Traditional Campaigns Director uses his second post to start a conversation. I think he gets it:

Please use the comments below to tell us what you would this blog to become. Here are some topics you may consider chiming in about:

  1. How often would you like to see this blog updated?
  2. Who would you like to see featured on this blog?
  3. What kind of stories would you be the most interested in having here?
  4. What are some of your favorite other blogs that you think would be a good example for us to follow?
  5. ... anything you want!

Then, Tony does the unthinkable and tells people that if they want to help keep the content fresh, they should email him to get involved. I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP. Check for yourself if you don't believe me.

I am delighted to see a state as critical as Arizona fight with every tool than can get their hands on. I look forward to following the blog as I'm sure it will help Turn Arizona Blue.

Thanks MisterTinAZ for comment that alerted me to the new blog. If you live in Arizona visit this site every day, involve yourself in the conversation, and help where you can.

Posted at 07:07 PM in Arizona | Technorati