A bad sign for Florida’s netroots (at least what’s left of them)

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It doesn’t sound promising for Kenneth Quinnell’s Florida Progressive Coalition website:

“On a personal level, I’m having difficulty maintaining a schedule of posting that is sufficient to meet the needs that the state faces. I have to earn a living and my teaching gig and writing gig at Crooks and Liars take precedent because they pay. FPC does not. In some form, it will continue, but I’m not quite sure what yet. When FPC started, it was meant to be a group thing so that no one person had to bear the brunt of the workload. Over the years, though, most of the other contributors have left blogging or taken on jobs that don’t allow them to write regularly or write at all.

Ideally, it’d be great to find several progressive writers in Florida who would be willing to write 5-7 posts a week about Florida politics. They could be on any subjects that you were interested and you’d have complete free editorial control over your own writing. The pieces could be breaking news stories, original commentary, strategy or whatever. There’s room for all of it and a need for all of it. I’ll continue writing as my schedule allows, but it’s tight and I can’t post multiple times a day and some days can’t post at all. If it were a team effort, we could still achieve the original goal of informing Floridians about what state, local and congressional Republicans are trying to do to our beloved state and telling people what they can do about it.”

Kenneth is the godfather of Florida’s fledgling Netroots.  It would be a shame for his site to go dark.  Then again, maybe it’s time  to move on.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.