Blogging for the former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State and…
by Ronni Diamondstein
There’s no doubt from the media buzz around Hillary Clinton’s future since she left the office of Secretary of State that many people, not only in Chappaqua, but across the nation and world, have not given up hope that she will fulfill what many see as her destiny.
Numerous websites and blogs have followed Clinton since she lost the presidential nomination in 2008, and more are sprouting up now that her future political plans remain a mystery. You can find them on the web, on Facebook and Twitter. Still4Hill continues to be one of the most prominent. The blogger, who wishes to remain anonymous, was a supporter of Clinton’s candidacy and joined forces with others in a group called PUMA (People United Means Action.) During the 2008 Democratic National Convention, they were disgruntled by its Rules and By Laws Committee decision to reassign various delegate votes.
The motivation to branch out with the blog, Still4 Hill, came when Clinton was appointed Secretary of State in the fall of 2009. “After several trips to Asia and Africa I realized that she wasn’t getting that much coverage in the press, and I wanted to keep a record of what she had done,” says Still4Hill. The blogger’s mission is to record her achievements as Secretary of State. For the past four years the blog has promoted Clinton’s accomplishments and drawn traffic to the site from around the world. “An international crowd comes to the blog,” says Still4Hill. “It is significant for me that when she made an important speech, they came to the blog.” And Still4Hill is proud of the fact that the London Times used the Still4Hill blog for research on the Secretary of State.
Now that Clinton is out of office, Still4Hill, with its subtitle Hillary Clinton: Making Femininity Presidential, continues posting to keep tabs on her as a “citizen diplomat.” Still4Hill intends to follow Clinton’s accomplishments, posting news and comments about her speeches at such events as the Women in the World Conference. Her support and admiration for the former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State is sincere. “I’m not pushing her for 2016. She’s served her country and done her part. I’d support any decision she makes. ”
Still4Hill (still4hill.com)is not the only cheerleader for Clinton. Other blogs dedicated to Hillary Rodham Clinton include Supporters for Secretary of State Clinton on Facebook, It’s Time Hillary Clinton for President and Blogs for Hillary to name a few. Time will tell if their devotion and blogging will pay off and if she will be, “the next President of the United States.”
Ronni Diamondstein, owner of Maggie Mae Pup Reporter, is a Chappaqua based freelance writer, PR consultant, award-winning photographer and a School Library Media Specialist and teacher who has worked in the US and abroad.