Convention blogs didn't catch on

Sure the media (and of course, we bloggers) wrote about them a lot, but Paul Colford writes in the New York Daily News that the anointed convention blogs didn't attract as much traffic as the hype suggests.

Still, very few have been reading the accredited blogs - a barely noticeable sliver of the thousands who logged on to wide universe of political sites, according to online measurement company Hitwise.

"That's not to say they aren't important or influential," Hitwise spokesman Max Kalehoff said. "We're simply saying the masses aren't visiting them."

Also: The NYDN's gossipist Lloyd Grove passes along that a chant of "four more years!" was heard coming from the Fox booth at the RNC media center. The network says it was a toast to a retiring staffer, but Grove says the timing doesn't add up.

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