Five Questions with Dan Slater

Dan Slater is the first vice chair of the state Democratic Party, and he plays a huge role in keeping Democrats informed online through his blog Dem Notes, which has evolved over the years from its original format as an e-mail newsletter.

Slater took time today to answer a few questions about Dem Notes, the evolution of blogging in Colorado, and where Denver stands in its efforts to attract the 2008 Democratic National Convention.CoCo: You just celebrated the three-year anniversary of Dem Notes. Why do you think it has been so successful in reaching out to Democrats?

I appreciate the assumption in the question that DemNotes has been successful; whether that’s accurate or not, I’ll let others decide.  I do think, though, that there are a couple of things that have helped DemNotes over that time period.

First, I have tried to keep an open mind about change.  Changing from an e-mail newsletter to a web-based blog was a huge jump, but I think it worked out well.  More important than the technical aspects, though, I think Democrats just want to know what is going on in their party.  We tend to be very segmented in our work as volunteers for the Party

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