First, a quick update: Thank you to those of you who left comments regarding the layout on the other site, especially those of you, like greenconsciousness, who commented on the ability to leave comments. (heh) I have adjusted the comment settings here, so you should be able to leave comments now without signing up for a wordpress account. Users will still have to have a comment approved previously before future comments will show up. Sorry about that, but I have trolls and at least one stalker from Maine (probably two, actually) who just can’t resist showing up every few days, so concerned is he with what goes on here at P&L. I know, pathetic ain’t it?
Anyway, I’m considering taking the plunge and getting that women-centric, post-partisan community blog started in order to facilitate activism in the fourth wave. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, a community blog is a blog with a front page (like this one) that also allows user contributions in the form of diaries. It is like a blog and a forum mixed. Alegre’s Corner is an example of a community blog, as are DailyKos and MyDD. It is a useful socialization tool because it can help people build confidence in their ideas as they build their reputation in the community via their own contributions. It also allows for ideas to come from any level of participation. Community blogging works as a tool of activism, too. This is an undeniable fact in light of this last election.
If you think this is an idea you could participate in, please post a comment in support of the idea. If I do it, it will require minor funding right away, and I don’t want to waste money I don’t have on something no one will even use. If you’ve never seen a community blog, please check out the link to Alegre’s above and come back and tell us what you think. DailyKos and MyDD both had a lot of influence during this election, and I think now is the time to start that process for women, so we will be ready next time. We want to have infrastructure in place.
All that said, about the missing women’s history post I promised last week: Continue reading