Wednesday, March 14, 2007It is March. In fact it is near the middle of March and if you are familiar with "Alice in Wonderland" March is when the March Hare is most insane. This March we had a recycled politician and a recycled writer bashing bloggers. Read Rocky's posts for context. Somehow, a quotation from the DVD "An Inconvenient Truth" popped into my head:
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.Bloggers blog for a multitude of reasons. Some blog to educate, some blog to entertain. Others blog to inform and many others blog to make you think and see things in a different light. Blogging jerked the information monopoly from under the feet of the powers that be. Blogs gave us news that we are not supposed to read and views we are not supposed to share. Freedom of information and freedom to express your opinion is now upon us and some people did not take kindly to that.
Of course we value our new-found freedom and most of us bloggers will cherish and nurture this freedom. As we are free to drive cars on the road, we will be responsible drivers. We shall obey the regulations and we shall not put fear into any pedestrians and other road users. We should not fear the blog bashers but we should respect the law of the land.
Blogs will go on. There are new blogs every day. Once bitten by the blogging bug, bloggers will not stop. They will blog even if no one leaves any comments to their post. They will blog even if no one reads their posts. Shallow (like this blog) or deep, they will keep on blogging about new babies, new boyfriends/girlfriends, new nightclubs, new software or new trends. They will reminisce about old times and old enemies. They will cheer notable achievements and boo shameless shenanigans. No amount of bashings will stop the bloggers. I hope the powers that be will understand that, if not fully, just enough to let us be.
Bloggers will go to any length to blog. Just look at this guy.