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First, a big “THANK YOU” to everyone who has contributed during our first quarter fundraiser. It’s your contributions that keep us going and help us to pay the bills.
The face of blogging is changing dramatically. Daily Kos, which once was able to sustain itself on ad revenue, has changed to a membership approach because blogad revenues have plummeted in the past few years. Andrew Sullivan is now going to a similar model where his readers are paying his bills, making him independent of any media group.
And yet, if you look at this chart from the Pew Research Center, you’ll see that people are getting their information online more and more:
This includes blogs and blogs that focus on local and state issues along with analysis of national stories have a vital role to play. While we don’t focus exclusively on Michigan, our coverage of what’s happening here is an important component and has drawn national attention. Rachel Maddow even included us among the things she’s “thankful” for the night before Thanksgiving last November.
And it’s important, too, because what is happening in Michigan may well spread across the country if Republicans are successful. We are a bellwether.
So, whether it’s Michigan coverage that you’re looking for or smart analysis of national issues, Eclectablog is there for you.
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