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Monday, December 08, 2003



posted by Trammell at Monday, December 08, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
As I noted on Points West recently, in preparation for my move to Los Angeles in January, I'll be using a pseudonym. You may have noticed that I've recently changed my byline from Scott Moore to Scott Trammell -- and in the next few days I'll be going by simply Trammell. For the curious, Trammell is my Ma's family name. Reason: not sure where I'll be working yet, and I wanted to add a small "firewall" between my blogging and my company, clients and co-workers. It's one thing if they "know" -- but it's another thing all together if they think it "reflects" on them somehow and the dots could easily be connected. Wouldn't be hard to figure out that it was me if someone tried, but especially with clients and customers this will give me a degree of anonymity so that I may continue writing what I actually want to without sanitizing. So say goodbye to the blogger formerly know as Scott Moore -- when I make the final change, I plan to delete this post. Thanks!


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Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.