Let’s face it. I’ve been down this road before.
Like so many others on the Internet, you sign up for your WordPress account, register a worthwhile moniker, get all gung ho about visions of affecting the blogosphere with your wit and wisdom; so, why I am starting another conservative blog?
Blame the Lone Star College-CyFair Republican Club, and today’s meeting speaker, Corie Whalen of American Majority, whose topic on using social media to inspire others to vote conservative struck a chord with me.
Did you know only 6,600 people search the term “conservative blogs” each month on Google, according to the AdWords keyword tool? (Here are the top 10 conservative blogs).
On the flip side, did you know Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and talk radio audiences routinely trump in size the audience for “mainstream” media? Don’t believe me? For 106 months and counting, Fox News has beat CNN and MSNBC consecutively, according to the unbias Nielsen Ratings.
Wall Street Journal’s increasing circulation is amazing considering the number of other papers around them struggling to survive. Conservatives like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck maintain their audiences while liberal radio tries and fails. (See Air America Radio…)
So, why not the Internet?
Drudge and Breitbart aside, liberal political blogs tend to fair better and engage Internet users better, said Whalen. There seems to be a technology gap between liberals and conservatives. The campaign websites are evidence enough.
Age likely plays a huge role, with fewer young people engaged in politics in general, conservative and libertarian included.
And so, here we are, on day one of Otros Dos Centavos, considering the role this slice of cyberspace shall play in the political world. (And, yes, the title is indeed a play on Stace Medellin’s Dos Centavos. If you are a liberal, you can get your CHANGE there… ¡Sí, se puede!)
Stay, read, engage, vote. And if you are a young conservative with a computer, participate.