July 31, 2003

Daschle will post diary on his Senate Web site

The blogging idea came from aides, inspired by the growing popularity of the informal journals. Hundreds of thousands of people around the country write blogs, many using free Web-based software. The writing is usually informal and chatty, often linking to other blogs or articles that the authors are interested in.

“My staff told me a while back about a blog,” Daschle said. “I learned a new word. … This new blog concept appealed to me.”

The first posting in Daschle’s blog – which will be called “Travels with Tom” and will be linked to the front of his official Senate Web site – should go up Thursday, spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said. Aides will post Daschle’s entries as he writes them, Pfeiffer said.