Here’s an odd contradiction from Scoble in a very short time, less than 12 hours. First, he hates the 5 things meme and the superhero quiz (both of which were blogged here) and today he says he loves that you can blog whatever you like. Uhhh, dude, I for one was doing just that when you weren’t happy with our subject choices. That’s life, baby. I’m just doing what I want here, I have no particular obligation to be particularly profound at any given time. To me the value of blogging is that I can talk deeply about what makes life worth living, and then an hour later about the various effects of red kryptonite. This is, like, very similar to how my conversations go in real life, so if blogs are to be a conversation why should they be distributed differently than my literal conversations? Sorry Robert, one of your two positions is all wet. Which one is your call. I support your right to blog them all though, as long as that’s what you want to be writing.
I had taped this thing on Sundance called “Blog Wars” which is about the political blogosphere. I watched about 5 minutes of it then deleted the damn thing. I found that I just didn’t care enough to devote an hour to that show. I lean left (hard sometimes, gently other times) but I don’t worship Markos Moulitsos and Duncan Black. I don’t read them regularly and seldom bother to follow links to them. The only overtly political blog I follow at all is Avedon Carol’s Sideshow. I’m happy to let her sift through the left (and right) blogosphere for me and pick out the gems, that way I don’t have to read either. I found the lefties on the documentary smarmy and and self-congratulatory and the righties repugnant and hateful. I vaguely recognized a lot of the names as ones I suppose I should know but I don’t. There is received wisdom that people read the political blogs to reinforce their political views. I don’t read any of them, really.
I’m not sure where all this is headed, and again that’s part of the attraction. This is how we’ll be running 2007 around here, compadres.