July 17, 2003

On the One Hand: Monbiot. On the Other--

Somehow I managed to miss Harry Hatchet's nice little piece on the blogging experience in the Guardian. Till now, I mean. Cool.

I think most people who have given this whole blogging deal a shot would agree with this:

When you have several hundred people visiting your site you start to feel obliged to provide them with something each day. It is not always possible of course and I soon realised that I had to draw a line if blogging wasn't to take an excessive importance in my life.

But nor is blogging a pastime without personal reward. The task of trawling the web in search of ideas and information is very useful indeed, especially if you take politics seriously. Since I began blogging my knowledge of US politics and a host of international issues has improved, I feel much closer to the political debates of the day. Plus, of course, I have a platform for my views.

(via that swell gal Jackie, whom the Guardian has also quoted in its weblog section. Nice quote, too.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at July 17, 2003 04:00 PM | TrackBack

RE: The rewards of blogging.

What Harry said, plus you get to meet lots of really cool, smart, interesting people from all over the place. I can't think of a major city in the US or Europe where I couldn't visit for the first time and know at least one person to meet up for mischief and beers.

Posted by: Emily at July 18, 2003 12:55 AM