October 28, 2004 in Choo-Choo

Cat Blogging

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Via Outside The Beltway, I came across this really cute story in the New York Times about people who regularly post pictures of their cats. That made me realize that I have not really talked much about or even posted pictures of my beloved Choo-Choo lately. So check back tomorrow for new pictures of the best cat in the whole wild world!!! Btw, is it just me, or to most bloggers seem to be cat people?

On Fridays, Bloggers Sometimes Retract Their Claws

New York Times, October, 28 2004
In the vitriolic world of political Web logs, two polar extremes are Eschaton (atrios.blogspot.com), a liberal, often anti-Bush site with a passionate following, and Instapundit (www.instapundit.com), where an equally fervent readership goes for hearty praise of the Administration.
It would seem unlikely that the two blogs’ authors could see eye-to-eye about anything. Yet Eschaton’s Duncan Black (known as Atrios) and Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds have both taken part in a growing practice: turning over a blog on Friday to cat photographs.
“It brings people together,” said Kevin Drum, who began the cat spotlight last year on his own blog, Calpundit (www.calpundit.com). “Both Atrios and Instapundit have done Friday catblogging. It goes to show you can agree on at least a few things.”
Mr. Drum has moved on to write a blog for The Washington Monthly called Political Animal, which, despite its name, features no cats. But for him, watching bloggers step back from partisanship in favor of the warmth of cat pictures is a reminder of the March 2003 day when he discovered that his cats offered an antidote to stressful blogging.
“I’d just blogged a whole bunch of stuff about what was wrong with the world,” Mr. Drum said. “And I turned around and I looked out the window, and there was one of my cats, just plonked out, looking like nothing was wrong with the world at all.”
Grabbing his camera, Mr. Drum photographed his cat, Inkblot, and posted the picture (calpundit.com/archives/000597.html). He soon began doing it each Friday, attracting fans who just wanted to see the felines.

One Comment

  1. October 28, 2004 at 12:20 pm


    I saw that too. Great idea. I sent them a couple of my posts.

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