Friday, April 25, 2008

Update RRStar Blog Stats -- Bumped

The content of the RRStar (online Rockford Register Star) blogs are overwhelmingly from a liberal viewpoint in both content, links, and quantity.

I established this blog to demonstrate the type and quality of content I would be willing to provide the RRStar in an effort to provide them with a balanced portfolio of political blogs.

As such I have been keeping track of some stats for the RRStar blogs.

Again, here are the political blogs and the stats for April 11, 2008 through April 20, 2008:

  • Applesauce is a prolific far left blog that addresses national issues. The content is mainly composed of links to the left wing of the blogosphere along with a short quips, photo, and video content. Occasionally there are longer posts that include opinions on the items linked. Comments are quickly answered, often with another quip.
  • In Chambers is a blog that covers Illinois state politics. It appears to be right of center but that could be the result of its adversarial nature to the current state administration. There is no real interaction in the comments.
  • Sweeny Report is a blog written by the Political Editor of the Register Star who blogs from the center right is a joooouuuurnalist. Postings are sporadic, concentrating on local, state and national issues and are mainly short thoughts on events with few links. He doesn't like to respond to anonymous comments uncharacteristic of blogs but consistent with a newspaper.
  • Why We Vote is a group blog consisting of the thoughts of the members of the Register Star's voters opinion panel. The posts are mostly left of center (including those from the independents to date). The conservative member who was posting, sadly, passed away recently.
The Stats:
  • Applesauce 36 posts with 44 out links 12 YouTube.
  • In Chambers 7 posts with 31 out links 0 YouTube.
  • Sweeny Report 8 posts with 7 out links 0 YouTube.
  • Why We Blog 3 posts (2 left 1 unknown) 1 out links 0 YouTube.
I was locked out of the Blogger system but posted what links I had saved last night. There were 42 of them.

If your interested in balance in the RRStar blogs let me, and the RRStar know.

Totals since I started counting March 27, 2008 to April 20, 2008:
  • Applesauce 86 posts with 89 out links 12 YouTube.
  • In Chambers 18 posts with 191 out links 0 YouTube.
  • Sweeny Report 16 posts with 8 out links 0 YouTube.
  • Why We Blog 12 posts (10 left 1 right 1 unknown) 1 out links 0 YouTube.


Anonymous said...

I had this eerie sense that somebody was clocking my output at Applesauce, and I was right. No, wait a minute. I'm never right, at least not in the wingnut sense of that word. Rather, I'm "far left," as you see it. You're the one who's right, but not in the sense of correct. Anyway, good luck with everything. I'm glad you're here.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I should have identified myself as Pat Cunningham. I've sent these two comments under the "anonymous" moniker because I can't figure out the damn I.D. stuff on your comment function. I'm not a technophobe, but I'm close to it.

LifeTrek said...

Hey Pat, welcome!

I had sent Emails and comments on the RRStar site offering to blog for balance but I guess they weren't interested. So, I started this.

LifeTrek said...

Oh Pat, you could have used your Rockford Rascal ID couldn't you? Just log in with the Email address you used for that. It was blogger, wasn't it?

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License