Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Why do we do this? Blogging I mean.
I think we have now reached critical mass within our small echo chamber. How many of you read the blogs for news instead of the dead tree press? How many of us barely pay attention when the white teethed talking heads are delivering the two minute sound bite news on our network TV?
I get all my news from online papers (mostly overseas as ours are shite) and blogs.
I read around 60 different blogs a day which might seem excessive to some but as a young fella delivering papers I found myself pinching a copy of every paper and reading them all every day.
I started blogging because I was angry, at first commenting on a few blogs and then with my own modest efforts until a few months ago I was asked to contribute here as well. This has perhaps not worked out quite so well for the old hands here because since November I have struggled to maintain my anger. But the anger is building again as we see the fallout from Labour's nine years of profligate wasteful spending and my anger is going to be turned towards National pretty soon if as I suspect they shoehorn Clark, Cullen and a few others of the old guard into nice fat retirement gigs. I can understand Key wanting to see these dinosaurs removed from parliament but ignominy and disgrace is my preferred exit strategy for them. The ACC shortfall and Kiwi Fail completely wipes out any credit Cullen gets for establishing a sovereign fund. A fund that should now be shut off until such time as we can afford to put money in it from earnings rather than borrowings. Personally I would see it closed until the economy is fixed and then roll all the state owned enterprises into it.
Anyway back to blogging and the monkey clip at the top, we have within our midst a very good blog written by Lee Anonymong, his blog is called Monkey with Typewriters and he has been beating himself off tirelessly for months delivering funny and thought provoking posts. Certainly his content is topical and a lot less self absorbed than the drivel I shit out out at my place.
Each month when Darth Selwyn spins his runes and tastes the yoghurt of popularity, Lee finds himself not very high in rank and very low in mood.
This is a mystery to me, a mystery even more confusing than my ability to turn a fox into a whale simply by marrying her........ TWICE.
So the clip at the top is a nudge for all our readers to nip over and have a look through the back catalogue at Monkeys with Typewriters and leave a few words of encouragement for our emotionally fragile simian fellow traveler. His most recent posts are self indulgent shite so you have to go down the page a bit.
And my final comment is for Lee himself, how many offers to post elsewhere have you had this week? Plenty I should think. That is the only measure of your work that counts. When other bloggers are keen for you to toil building their profile you know you are on the right foot.
Keep it up you hairy chump.
Oh, and before I forget, Fairfacts Media is taking a short holiday from No Minister but is continuing to excrete at Barnsley Bill.