Why do I blog. First thing you should know about me is I like a good scrappy debate and blogging lets me do this. But the real reason I do it is because it gives me something to do. What else would I be doing at this time if I didn’t have my blog watching TV probably. Einstein once explained relativity like so. "If you are talking to a pretty girl an hour seems like a minute, if you are sitting on a hot stove a minute seems like an hour. "
The difference with TV is you get the time dilation of talking to the girl with the accomplishment of the stove.
With Blogging you are also wasting time but you are learning as you go. You are getting to know your own beliefs. It makes you think about them something I rarely ever did before.
Now considering that I designed the Irishelection.com site and am the largest contributor. You would think that I would be one of the biggest fans of the site. And believe that it has the ability to really be a force in the next election. But in reality it doesn’t. Not due to anything to do with the quality of the writing which is very well written or the quality of the arguments. It is due to the fact that blogging as a force will not take of in
As for Richard assertion that most bloggers post wouldn’t get past editors. Well considering some of the tripe that gets into papers these days (This is not a dig at Richard before anyone says anything) you have to wonder. Is there any editors in this country? But that is not the point of blogging. Blogging will never replace the media. It will mearly replace the letters pages. Where the really people get to air their views.
I probably do suffer delusions of grandeur and get a kick out of being asked on to a radio show. But I know deep down it is simply just that a delusions. My paltry readership is never going to make me a force for change. But still I get a kick out of it and in the end of the day that is all that matters.