Column for publication in The Kamloops Daily News, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008
Move over, Barry Baker, Chad Moats, Gregg Drinnan and Brian Alexander. Eat your heart out, Arjun Singh. There’s a new blogger in town, and it is me.
Say it ain’t so. After spending more time than necessary to trash bloggers during the past few months, is there nothing left but to become one, to slide ignominiously into the dark side?
Apparently. I may as well confess to checking out a selection of local blogs on almost a daily basis. Some are a waste of time, but there are exceptions, such as Barry Baker’s well-informed and thoughtful Right Up Your Alley. (If Baker is not careful, he’s in danger of giving blogging a good name.) And I often check in with Singh’s Your Kamloops.
Blogging does provide an interesting source of gossip, churlish character assassination and, occasionally, insight into what makes our community go. My understanding of the term blogger is that it defines one who has nothing of value to say, has no inclination toward even the most elementary research, but has an overwhelming compulsion to tell the world what he or she thinks about everything.
Sounds good to me.
Blogging has its good points. Murphy Kennedy met Chad Moats that way, and Moats is now Kennedy’s campaign manager.
Down at Cowboy Coffee the other day, I heard Arjun Singh described as an anti-councillor. I like that description. He probably would, too. Therefore, I am the anti-blogger. I blog, but I refuse to be a blogger. Read the rest of this entry »