Originally published at the Silicon Valley Moms Blog
Because I am a mommyblogger, and a self-proclaimed citizen journalist, I knew
that I had to attempt some sort of live blogging for Election Day 06. But for mommybloggers, that means blogging live after all the kids go to bed and have stopped running out of their room to say they don’t want to go to sleep. Which is 9:30pm. Oh and after you have prepared your kids lunch, set out their clothes for school the next day, taken a shower to get rid of the mud collected from the day and changed into your pajamas. Which is 10:00pm.
So I started my own live blogging experience at 10:00pm pst the
night of the Election 06, which gave time for all of the results to
come in. As I have said before, I am a Democrat so it was an exciting
night for me. I decided that my live blogging moment would be after the
number of house seats moves to a majority (218 seats). I set my TV on
CNN because they had the results displayed on the bottom of the screen
and I had read that my political blogging friend Sarah Granger had a block party. So I watched the CNN blog party.
Wonkette blogged about their highlights of the night. So here were my highlights of my experience:
- I learned from the AMERICAblog pictures
that cool blogger chicks wear jeans and black tops. Good to know what I
need to wear when I am invited to a liveblogger party.
- I learned that it was ok that I was not invited to the party
because I ended up falling asleep for 20 minutes with my hands on the
keyboard. That did not seem to hurt my live blogging. Moms need their
- From the Wonkette banner I thought that there was a real Wonkette chick and she was cool. That night I saw a picture of Alex Pareene (the editor), and realized that I was mis-lead! He is a guy. But that is ok, because he is a funny guy.
- They had their predictions , mine were more simple (Democrats to win, I did not care by how much).
- It was fun to see bloggers make fun of themselves, Team Wonkette even put a caption “This is basically what hell looks like” on a picture of the night.
- It was fun to see Jon Stewart make fun of bloggers, he covered the blogging party on The Daily Show the next day and said this :
Blitzer knew where the real action was, ohhhh party blog style, ladies
post free after 7pm. Yes, appartently partying blog style means typing
on a laptop while not partying, at one point a blogger was being
interviewed about blogging while watching herself being interviewed
about blogging. I wonder if she will blog about that?”
I finally got my live blogging moment at 11:00pm pst when it was final that democrats gained a majority in the house and Nancy Pelosi was in the position to be the first female speaker of the house. It was a moment worth the wait, even though I was not at the party. That night I emailed CityMama because I knew she would be live blogging (and she was). Maybe mommybloggers should have their own blog party for the next election. That is, if we can get babysitting.