The Metaphor Project Network, MP E-List, and MP Posts
The Metaphor Project Network is a nationwide and international group of subscribers to the MP E-list. As a 'welcome letter' is sent to new subscribers asking how they heard of the MP, we know who many of them are. They tell us they found out about the MP via other liberal and progressive list serves and that they regularly forward MP posts themselves.
Direct list members are for the most part high profile, 'early adopter' types of NGO staff, grass roots leaders and activists who are opinion leaders in their own circles. Beginning in 2004, there has also been strong new interest in the MP on the part of some Democratic blogs.
MP Posts are sent about once a month to the Network. They include new MP suggestions for politically relevant frames, reframes or new MP resources, tools, or methods. Some MP posts invite Network members to co-create new language for current American issues, using MP resources and methods. Digests of the best work submitted are sent back to the MP list, making it at times a moderated online forum. News of the MP and announcements are also sent to the Network list.