The demise of the political bloggers

August 24, 2006 — Leave a comment

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.