Tuesday, November 01, 2011

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Gort42

NEPA Blogs will be presenting a "Blog of the Week" on the WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

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Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Gort42 (http://gort42.blogspot.com/).

There are a lot of political blogs out there - politics is surprisingly popular here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Some of them are well-crafted, long-lived blogs like David Yonki's LuLac Political Letter or Joe Valenti's Pittston Politics.  Others are flash-in-the-pan blogs that support or attack one particular candidate or another, and tend to pop up a few weeks before election day and go away as soon as the elections are over. But all the important ones have one thing in common: they're all linked by Gort, the pseudonymous blogger behind Gort42.

Gort describes his blog - which takes its name from the menacing, silent robot from the classic film The Day the Earth Stood Still and the Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" - as "A random journal about local politics, baseball and whatever comes to mind." He actually provides the most complete and level-headed views of the local political scene around, including information about candidates and upcoming political events. But he also provides a valuable set of links to local and statewide political blogs.

When I was first starting NEPA Blogs, I wanted to be able to link to a large number of local blogs at once, and my own personal list just wasn't enough. But I realized I could simply steal Gort's blogroll and increase the number of linked blogs immensely! Upon thinking about how much work this would involve I had a change of heart, and decided to invite Gort to become a co-administrator of NEPA Blogs so he could do the heavy lifting himself.

Gort is very active in the local blogging scene, and is the organizing force behind both informal blogger gatherings (including the one being held Sunday, November 6 at the Metro in Dallas) as well as the blogger-candidate mixers that have been taking place the last few years around the Spring and Fall elections.

If you want to learn more about politics in Northeastern Pennsylvania, or want to get a perspective on the issues in an upcoming election, there's no better place to start than Gort's Gort42!

For more political blogs based in Northeastern Pennsylvania, see...oh, heck, just check out Gort's Blog List!

If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

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