Note to Candidates

If you are, or plan to be a candidate in the upcoming municipal elections in Charlottetown, Summerside, Cornwall or Stratford, there is a certain part of the electorate that will expect you to have a weblog. If you don’t know what a weblog is, this summer is the time to find out, and the best way to do this is to read other weblogs. The technical part is easy; learning how to write for this audience has a learning curve.

This isn’t thousands of electors I’m talking about. But if you do this right, and your ideas are compelling, you might pick up 25 or 30 votes in a polling division. And in a close race, that might be all it takes.


Rob Paterson's picture
Rob Paterson on June 17, 2003 - 15:32 Permalink

So come on Kim take Peter’s advice!!!!

Hans Connor's picture
Hans Connor on June 17, 2003 - 19:33 Permalink

Well, since you opened the door, I can’t resist sticking my foot in with a shameless plug: My name is Hans Connor and I am seeking the Liberal nomination for District 14 (Charlottetown-Spring Park). I have been looking into setting up a weblog in case I win the nomination. In fact, I hope to be meeting a Charlottetown web consultant this week to discuss setting such a thing up. The nomination convention is scheduled (tentatively) for July 7, 2003, so we might be looking forward to a summer of political blogging. Please consider jumping on my bandwagon at your earliest opportunity. Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments or tips.

Alan's picture
Alan on June 17, 2003 - 20:59 Permalink

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANs. Good man. Wave the scarlet banner high, buddy!

Hans Connor's picture
Hans Connor on June 18, 2003 - 17:55 Permalink

Hi Al: I’ll try my best. Thanks.

Alan's picture
Alan on June 18, 2003 - 17:56 Permalink

GO baby.

L.Nicholson's picture
L.Nicholson on June 20, 2003 - 00:15 Permalink

Ah,candidates blogging along the campaign trail…those with political aspirations might be wise to give it a second thought.

P's picture
P on June 26, 2003 - 16:08 Permalink

I think Kevin J. should run for Mayor. He’d have to move into the city, but could rally some serious support.

And he’d blog it too

P's picture
P on June 26, 2003 - 16:08 Permalink

KJO that is