Sunday, May 20, 2007

Blogs will never 'catch on'

I remember my nain telling me that these 'new fangled computer things' will never 'catch on'. She was rarely wrong - but she was about this and I am pleased that for once, I took no notice of her advice. We bought something called a ZX51 (I think) which had been just put on the market by Clive Sinclair (I think) for Edward, our eldest who was 10ish at the time. This came to my mind when I read an article by Melissa Kite in today's Telegraph, complaining about the evils of the blogosphere. She seems not to have the foggiest idea what blogging is all about.

Blamerbell asked me today how I looked on my blog. I replied that it was a bit like a chat down the pub. After a beer we all tend to be full of opinion and keen to put the world right. We like an argument about some common interest. We soon learn who we don't want to chat with because we are uncomfortable with their views - and we won't go to a pub if we don't like the general conversation. The blogosphere is like that. We visit the blogs we like - and we argue with people we have some respect for, even while disagreeing. We sometimes have to admit that perhaps we weren't 100% right. Now Melissa Kite has been chatting to people she doesn't like at all, and should have kept well away from. She has even grouped all bloggers together. She has also learned that if she writes poorly prepared articles for national newspapers, readers are going to comment on their blogs. She has found that journalists are a bit more accountable for what they these days. And if she thinks that blogs are going away, she had better think about what my nain said about computers.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

where are your odds for next Welsh Labour leader that you promised us today?

Penddu said...

Are you looking at me....hic..

Daran said...

First they came for Arsembly, then Ministerial Briefs lived up to its name and vanished.

The blogosphere is diminishing daily. Who will be next to perish?

Glad to see Cairnsy back though - I was getting worried.

oscar said...

What has happened to arsembly?
Invite only??

oscar said...

More about Arsembly on Ian Dale>
In short He has gone to ground for what looks like a long time!!

Glyn Davies said...

I heard that Arsembly is looking for another way to employ his own very considerable talent. Perhaps he fancies becoming an AM - when he could take the p*** out of himself!

Mike Cridland said...

Glyn! Maybe he is an AM!!?

Glyn Davies said...

Mike - some think that he worked for an AM