Public voting of the State Department's new blog name has begun! Click here to make your voice heard. You can vote on the name until Friday, December 14. The result will be announced when the new blog launches in early 2013. The official blog of the State Department launched in 2007 and has since become the main online platform where the Secretary and other senior Department leaders can discuss foreign policy issues. Since the blog's launch, it has amassed a following of thousands and its content is shared across the Department's flagship social media properties to reach an audience of millions. For more information, read the media note.