Friday, January 31, 2003
Michael Blowhard on cultureblogging vs punditblogging.
Are you as amazed as I am at how many political blogs there are? Thousands and thousands, it seems. May political discussion flourish on the web, of course. Still, I'm even more amazed by how drastically they outnumber culture blogs. Are there so few people interested in cultural matters? Could it be that culture-minded people still hesitate to use computers? Or that computer-ish people are unlikely to be interested in matters cultural? (Always excepting sci-fi and fantasy.) I wonder what the best explanation might be. My current suspicion is that it comes down to the sheer fun of drinking some morning coffee, getting pissed off by the morning's headlines, and heading to the computer for a good morning's blogging.