Daniel Drezner notes that Daniel Weintraub’s blog on the Sacamento Bee’s website is now going to be filtered through an editor rather than published directly. This certainly lessens its value–indeed, its status–as a weblog. But it’s hardly unreasonable for a newspaper to want to maintain minimal editorial control of content on its site. Most editorial writers and all reporters have to suffer this indignity.
My suggestion for Weintraub if he desires to direct publish his blog: Buy a domain and some server space and have at it. I’m led to believe that a few million folks are doing it that way.
Update (1519): If he’s cash strapped, I understand that there’s space availble via something called BlogSpot for free but have heard that the service isn’t very good.