Tuesday, August 02, 2005

BBC NEWS | Technology | One blog created 'every second'

I have been writing this blog more or less every day since the passage of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, last March. Sometimes it's hard to maintain motivation. I have a political message, and I am well aware that I am reaching few readers - most of whom already share the same point of view. I sometimes long for an abusive comment, just to prove that a least some opponents are being exposed to the libertarian view!! This fact is that this kind of blogging is often just "preaching to the converted".

Maybe we few lost voices in the political wilderness can at least give each other comfort and support? Perhaps, in our eccentric way, we are keeping alive the flame of liberty? Maybe we cannot even do that, but something just tells me it's wrong to say silent as the Anglosphere drifts towards tyranny.

The news that one new blog is being set up every second is consoling in one way; if I am eccentric, I am certainly not alone! It may not be such good news for those of us trying to use the medium for political goals, however. Online diaries, personal chat boards etc. can be entertaining, but I wonder how many people will plough through such content in search of political comment?

BBC NEWS | Technology | One blog created 'every second'


Anonymous said...

Most of the blogs that 'are created every second' are Internet vomit. People are attracted to blogging as an idea and as a trend, but can't back it up by posting decent content.

I dare say most of these lie dormant after being created or fall by the wayside after a short while. I notice there are no stats to say how many dormant or occassional-use blogs are created!

Anonymous said...

It's going to make the work of future historians very different. We have an elevated view of Ancient Greece and Rome largely because only the works of serious poets, jurists and historians survived. For everyday Latin, we are reduced to studying graffiti! "Our" historians will have all this mundane material to work on, poor guys - and the graffiti too.

Bishop Hill said...

Of course it is important that libertarians get out and leave comments on blogs of all persuasions. You can't expect people to come to you all the time.

Tom Paine said...

You make a good point. Any suggestions as to where the enemies of liberty most congregate (apart from the Cabinet Room at No 10?)