BSO: What’s in a Name?

I’m really excited that the Blue State Observer is becoming active again. You may have noticed the addition of several new bloggers … Allison of Tennessee, Christine of Missouri, Joshua of Virginia, and Rebekah of Florida. With the addition of several conservative bloggers, the question has once again been raised:

Why the “Blue State Observer?”

To give a brief history…

On June 14th, 2005, the moved from mindsay to blogger. The ability to add “contributors” to a blog was an inviting possibility. The fact of the matter was, with several contributors, having my name as the title really made no sense.

So, the name was soon changed to The “Blue State Review at” After all, all of our original bloggers were from Maine, a Blue State since 1992. Unfortunately for us, there already was a “Blue State Review,” which quickly bought the proper domain name. With new contributors, and a growing audience, we signed on to “” in December of 2005.

So yes, we have more conservatives than liberals. But, based on our data, we have a pretty good sized audience. It just wouldn’t make sense to change our name now.

So, the proper answer, I suppose, is that the Blue State Observer was originally based out of a Blue State. Change is often good, but a title change just doesn’t work right now.

Who knows what the future may hold.

Until then, welcome new bloggers.

Update 6/21:
Welcome to Michael (TX), Emily (PA), and Preston (KY)!

Update 6/23:
Welcome to Kenny (OK), and Matt (CT)!


3 Responses to BSO: What’s in a Name?

  1. Emily says:

    Dearest Blue State Observer,
    I hail from the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which also happens to be a blue state. I propose an allignment between the awesome and absolute power that is Pennsylvania and our superior politics at this time, and your blog. Rather than crush you, together, we will return this website to its former blue state glory! Just call it a Five…day Plan.

  2. Ben says:

    And with that, I would love to welcome my friend Emily to the Blue State Observer. Emily is one of the post politically-educated people I know, and she will be a great addition to our team!

  3. Rachel says:

    REMEMBER: you can find all old entries at! Some great stuff to look back on…there’s tons of coverage on the old elections, Terri Schiavo, and baseball. 😛

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