Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Blogs Come and Go

I just finished working on my blogroll, and sadly have deleted some quite inactive entries.

These include (on the right) Marquette Law School Federalist Society and Joseph Kastner’s Office of Homeland Security and leaning left (perhaps moderate left) We Live Our Lives Among Giants and Fourth Blog Politics.

Nothing personal. Students get burned out on blogging. Other people do too.

Happily, we have a new entry, Blogging in the Word from Political Science graduate student Jason Ardanowski.

This still leaves the Marquette campus with too few blogs. Particularly needed are undergraduate blogs that cover campus politics and expose the failures of the Administration.

GOP3.COM continues to do a dandy job, but there is no corresponding liberal blog, and the original three bloggers are getting older and a bit further from undergraduate life -- although Brian Collar is still an undergraduate and the other bloggers sometimes post great stuff.

Any undergraduate who wants to write and comment about campus politics (and broader politics) needs to know how much sheer fun blogging can be.


Brian Collar reminds me, in a comment, that he’s a graduate student now.

I knew that.

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Blogger Jason said...

Thank you for the link, Dr. McAdams! This weekend, I'll add a hit counter and a post on Saturday's primaries.


10:46 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Dr. McAdams,

I finished up undergrad last May ... remember? ;-)

Now I'm mid-way through one academic year of graduate school.

Thanks for the laugh!


4:36 PM  
Blogger John McAdams said...

Gee! What was I thinking? I wrote you a recommendation for the graduate program.

OK . . . I'm getting a bit old.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous A Word Warrior said...

Hello Dr. McAdams,

We just wanted to let you know that, after several months of discussion and planning, a few of us at Marquette have decided to start our own blog.

We look at issues from another perspective, being feminists who lean to the left politically. (I don't want to generalize, though, and there are plenty of feminists who are centrists, conservatives, or who do not agree with current party divisions at all.)

In any case, we wanted to alert you to our presence, especially since you are supportive of student involvement in Marquette's affairs, even if the students do not necessarily agree with your own positions.

The blog is called The Word Warrior. We realize this is similar to your own well-established blog title, but our biggest inspiration for the title was a book of feminist spoken-word poetry called "Word Warriors." (Well worth checking out, by the way, particularly the Alix Olson and Andrea Gibson poems.)

If you would like to look at this new blog (and it is very, very new, so there is not a terribly large amount of content as of yet), the web address is

I apologize for the length of this comment, and we look forward to having some interesting political and social debate!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

6:36 PM  

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