Useless Leftist Blogging
I just posted a comment over at Impolitic and it made me think. Does all of our blogging really do anything other than feed our need to be heard by someone – anyone? I look over at my blogroll and at least the political part is all people that feel more or less exactly like me.
Is it worth my time to write here about that cesspool that is the White House deleting most of the recent expert report on global warming? Or the murderers that are Blackwater? Or the traitor that is your president? Or any of the other subjects that we all cover every day?
Is anyone reading it that doesn’t already know it and feel the same way? I don’t have a large readership here but those who come and those who comment are the same people every day. So really, I’m just having a conversation with a few folks who will just nod their head at what I say because they are going to write the same thing. Seems like a big waste of time to me.
Now, some bloggers are spending so much time posting (to each other) that they have to bring on additional writers to help! That new writer now splits his time posting between two blogs or more often, just posts the same stuff on more than one blog! So now I get to read the same thing, about the same way I feel, at two different places!
Sure, the new writer gets more exposure that way, assuming there are those who read the new site but didn’t read his original site, and the host gets more info posted, but does that actually do any good if we are still all posting the same information and tossing it like a baseball back and forth within a set circle of friends?
Aside from a Daily Kos and Huffington and a few others, and aside from those random search hits, do any of us actually get through to those who aren’t on our blogroll? What percentage of your comments come from folks you don’t recognize?
I think that if we really want to get this debate going, and get our word out, we should stop spending the little time we have commenting on each others liberal sites and start commenting on the oppositions sites where someone new might read it. We might also get a whole new set of readers and comments for our own blogs that way.
I think I’ll go surfing and look for some good right wing blogs…..not the nut cases….and get them into my blogroll and see what happens. Besides, having everyone always agree with you is soooooo boring. I love a good argument. If I can’t get it on the right wing blogs, I’ll just have to post something new on the Catholic Church. That’s always good for a bitch or two.