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  •  I don't have anything to tell you about climate. (1+ / 0-)
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    I don't. I really, really, really don't.

    How many diaries have you written about Senate procedure? Zero. When you need to know about it, whose diaries do you read?

    And when I need to know about environmental issues, whose diaries do you think I read?

    •  You're a front pager. I'm not. (5+ / 0-)

      The right side of DailyKos is the credible side in the eyes of non-Kossacks. The right side generally avoids climate, save for Meteor Blades' posts put up at nearly midnight on the east coast, long after professionals have stopped reading for the night.

      While I don't doubt that some front pagers read some environmental diaries, the only one who semi-regularly recommends what  I write is Laurence Lewis.

      But the issue isn't whether environmental diaries get read. The issue is why the front pagers, aka the right side of the blog, don't lead on the most important issue of the next few generations in the way that they lead on other Democratic issues.

      Do the math. #unfrackCal. @RL_Miller

      by RLMiller on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 11:02:12 PM PST

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    •  "when I need to know about environmental issues" (5+ / 0-)

      Reading the implications of these words ...

      "when I need to know ..."
      If my standard was something like what "I need to know" about my core focus, it is unlikely that I would ever come to Daily Kos.  Whether it is looking to the business challenges of moving to a clean energy economy, looking to better analytical structures, school administration challenges, issues related to start-ups, and the other things I "need to know" about, there are a myriad of other locations.

      I come to learn / engage / develop my own understanding and, well, hopefully provide the same to others.

      Do I look to the front page or the community diaries for what "I need to know"?  No.  I learn, get motivated, have my thinking enriched/challenged -- sometimes in ways that I could never have predicted before turning on the computer and pulling up the site.  And, sometimes I do learn something that I "need to know" (as a citizen, as a parent, as activist, as ...) that I had no clue that I needed to know before I learned about the issue.

      If I relied on "when I need to know", there is much that I would never have learned because I would know what I needed to know ...

      Blogging regularly at Get Energy Smart NOW! for a sustainable energy future.

      by A Siegel on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 05:48:36 AM PST

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