Active government blogs

June 24, 2008

Looking for an avenue to share a great idea with the Federal government? Help is here! USA.gov keeps a running list of all the Active Government Blogs. It’s a great directory, containing a brief description of each to help narrow down the 30+ listed.

I have been to a few of these on the list but not all. I know blogging and blog strategies will be a big component of the conference. Of all these blogs, I wonder:

  • How many of them link to each other on their blogroll?
  • How many moderate their comments?
  • How long it takes for comments to get a response?
  • Who are the authors? Do they allow employees to blog or is it used solely for leadership?
  • Does each one have a clearly defined policy and purpose statement?
  • Does each one contain an email address to provide story idea tips?
  • How is the blog connected to the overall communications strategy?

We will discuss these questions and more at July’s conference.

BTW, need to find a bigger list of blogs outside the government realm? Check out the blogged directory.

Have a favorite government blog? Least favorite? Let us know in the comments.


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