A Short Introduction To Conservative Videoblogging

by John Hawkins | August 24, 2006 10:20 am

Vlogging really seems to be getting more popular on the right side of the blogosphere, so I thought it would be a good time to do a short post about it.

Although she’s not a conservative, you have to give credit to Amanda Congdon[1] from Rocketboom for proving that vlogging can draw a big audience:

Of course, the most popular conservative vlogger is Michelle Malkin over at Hot Air[2]:

When Michelle’s out, her fill ins include Mary Katharine Ham[3]:

And Bethany[4]:

Then there’s Ann Althouse[5]:

New vlogger, RightWingSparkle[6]:

And of course, perhaps the right side of the blogosphere’s 2nd most popular vlogger, Pam from Atlas Shrugs[7], who is hopefully starting a trend with her newest vlog from the beach:

Now, you probably think this whole post is nothing but an excuse for me to post pictures of a bunch of attractive women on my blog and you’re right…pretty much. It is interesting though, that in a male dominated medium, blogging, with a mostly male audience…. that vlogging, a visual medium, is currently dominated by attractive women.

That makes you wonder: is political vlogging (as opposed to showing funny videos on youtube) the start of a new trend or is it always going to be a small niche, limited by the number of attractive women that are willing to host a show? My gut instinct is that it will continue to expand over time, with male hosts eventually becoming popular, too, but time will tell…

Update #1: Check out Mary Katharine Ham’s bleeped outtake from Vent[8] earlier this week.

Endnotes:
  1. Amanda Congdon: http://www.amandaunboomed.blogspot.com/
  2. Hot Air: http://hotair.com/
  3. Mary Katharine Ham: http://www.townhall.com/blog/MaryKatharineHam
  4. Bethany: http://www.realverse.com/
  5. Ann Althouse: http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  6. RightWingSparkle: http://rightwingsparkle.blogspot.com/
  7. Atlas Shrugs: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2006/08/beach_vlog.html
  8. Vent: http://www.townhall.com/blog/g/18a1ac93-0c62-43c4-968c-42e976898d23

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