Saturday, April 30, 2005

A Festivus for the Restofus

The Blogging Dippers initiative by Robert at My Blahg has created a lot of talk about blogging groups. James Bow started up the Blogging Alliance of Non-Partisan Canadians and I'm sure it won't be long before everyone from the Marxist-Leninists to the Communist Party (why can't those two just merge already and stop splitting the far, far left vote?) will have their own groups set up.

This led to a lot of scrambling behind the scenes by many of the Liberal bloggers to set a similar group up. However, while I'm a proud Liberal and would gladly join a group of Blogging Liberals, this blog is not affiliated with and does not speak for the Liberal Party, and a lot of bloggers out there are hesitant to openly declare their affiliation for a given party. We also felt that the only real way to provide balance to the Blogging Tories would be to unite all bloggers who share a Progressive vision of Canada. That isn't a slag at the Blogging Tories because there are a lot of great blogs in that group, but there needs to be a way to bring centre and centre-left blogs together.

So, thanks to Wayne at freethought, we have decided to launch the Progressive Bloggers. Whether you're NDP, Liberal, Green, a Red Tory, or an unaligned blogger with a progressive vision of Canada, you're welcome to join this group. On the main page you can see recent posts from the Progressive Bloggers and we hope to shortly allow posting directly to the site by Progressive Canadians who do not have their own blogs. So spread the word, add the code to your site, and join the group.


  • the marxist leninist did unite provincially for the last election. they combined for a synergistic 98 votes, mostly from mill woods in edmonton where the leader lives. i saw a picture of her somewhere and she scared the bejesus right out of me. seriously, scary.

    By Blogger robert mcbean, at 11:07 p.m.  

  • i also like the idea of the blogging groups. i'm not sure my particular blog really belongs in a group of shining stars like that. there a lot of of good blogs out there. in other words, do i want to belong to a group that would have me as a member.

    By Blogger robert mcbean, at 11:30 p.m.  

  • I guess spring has arrived and with it comes new growth, as far as 'blog alliances are concerned anyways. That said, this little rag-tag mob sounds just like the kind of thing that I'd be into. Where do I sign?

    -Socialist Swine

    P.S. That was a rhetorical question, I've already signed my punk ass up.

    By Blogger Socialist Swine, at 5:05 a.m.  

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    By Blogger Socialist Swine, at 5:15 a.m.  

  • P.P.S. Robert, you really should consider signing up to the Prog Blogs I think people would really enjoy your posts. They're quite amusing.

    By Blogger Socialist Swine, at 5:16 a.m.  

  • I have posted about this little venture of ours at the BlogsCanada website... so hopefully we will be getting additional progressive blogs joining us very soon.

    By Blogger Scott Tribe, at 10:35 a.m.  

  • I suppose that should I get back to writing about politics I'd be up for this!

    By Blogger Bemused, at 11:53 p.m.  

  • the Marxist-Leninists to the Communist Party (why can't those two just merge already and stop splitting the far, far left vote?)

    Curse you, CalgaryGrit! I've been waiting for an opportunity to use that line, and now you've beaten me to it! :)

    By Blogger The Invisible Hand, at 6:18 p.m.  

  • I probably would have used one more "far," though.

    By Blogger The Invisible Hand, at 6:22 p.m.  

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