Monday, November 13, 2006

Persuasion Tuesdays


With affection and gratitude to Just the Girl Next Door who turned me on to the weekly meme concept.

Persuasion Tuesdays (PTs) are an organized way for center-right bloggers to post constructive articles on issues important to them. The connectivity of Web 2.0 affords us the opportunity to discuss these issues in a positive way and connect with others who feel the same. The goal of PT is to provide coherent arguments that lead to the enactment of the positions important to us.

So much of the blogosphere, particularly the political portion, is devoted to attack pieces. Persuasion Tuesday is a chance to get away from the vitriol and bile and give positive reasons for our philosophies. Participation is simple. On Tuesdays, post about some issue important to you. The post can be your position, an argument in favor of it, a video demonstrating it, the results of a discussion about it with friends or opponents, a refinement or discussion of someone else's PT, anything you like. The post must be affirmative in nature. Attacking opponents is not in the spirit of PTs. Participants are encouraged to strongly moderate the comments on these posts and remove those whose tone is uncivil.

Here's the footer code that describes PTs. By using it, you improve the connections in our community and allow us to find each other. Just cut and paste this paragraph into the bottom of your post. You are also encouraged to make use of Mr. Linky's automated link list widget.

<center><a href="">Get the Persuasion Tuesday footer code here!</a><br />
The purpose of the meme is to give center-right bloggers a constructive way to discuss issues important to us and to better connect our community. Visiting fellow Persuasion Tuesday (PT) sites is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your PT in others comments. Be sure to update your PT with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their PT. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!<br />
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