The demise of the political bloggers

August 24, 2006

Andrew Sullivan has some interesting figures on the decline in readership of US political blogs this year. The question is though is, have political blogs had their day? I can see some arguing that the drop off is because the US is half way through the Presidential cycle, and yet I remember reading last year, when the slump started, that it was only a slump due to there being no elections in 2005…and yet the US has mid-term elections this year and the figures keep dropping. I’d guess that there will be some pickup in the lead up to the next US Presidential elections, however I think the glory days of political blogging and bloggers has passed.