Today marks the official launch of my blog, Not for Nothing, which draws its name from a bit of the Rhode Island vernacular and focuses on Rhode Island politics and media. I hope to add to the civic discussion and to break some news.
Later this week, the Phoenix will carry a story by Erica Sagrans about the growing merger of politics and technology in the state. For now It seems fitting to give a shoutout to some fellow bloggers. Political activist Matt Jerzyk, a friend and occasional Phoenix contributor, has probably done more than anyone else to build the Rhode Island blogosphere. The crew at Anchor Rising, particularly Andrew and Marc, have been unfailingly gracious and generous with their attention. Among other RI bloggers worthy of attention are Kmareka.com and pat-crowley.org/blog.