Why are Liberal Blogs More Popular than Conservative Blogs?

by Devanshu Mehta

The question is, why are liberal blogs more popular than conservative blogs? Granted my sources are not perfect, but according to “technorati”:http://www.technorati.com/pop/blogs/ and “Alexa”:http://www.alexa.com/browse/general/?&CategoryID=381&mode=general&SortBy=Popularity&mode=general&R=True&Start=0&BrowseStart=0&CategoryID=381 liberal blogs get more traffic and are linked to more than conservative ones. “DailyKos”:http://www.dailykos.com and “Common Dreams”:http://www.commondreams.org march ahead with “MyDD”:http://www.mydd.com and “The Huffington Post”:http://www.thehuffingtonpost.com not far behind.

One suggested reason is that more liberal blogs have comments and promote individual blogs, participation and more which bring more repeat and continuous traffic. Also, it is possible that progressive/liberal and anti-war blogs are read in countries other than the United States; this may not be as likely for the conservative ones. The other theory is that the party in opposition has more to complain about, strategize about and work on than the party in power. In that case, I will revisit this article if things change in November of 2008 :).

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