Simple Question for You Bloggers:
Why do you blog?
I first really started paying more attention to blogs during the 2004 run-up to the Election. And listening to Hugh Hewitt during the week following the 60 Minutes RatherGate scandal (on President Bush's national guard record), it was quite fascinating. Stories like that, Eason Jordan of CNN, Christmas in Cambodia...I heard all of this on Hugh Hewitt first, sometimes a week before the mainstream media sludgingly would come around to acknowledging that there is a story there to be reported on. So through talk radio (which I've been wanting to do a post on for some time now as well), and Hugh Hewitt's "rapid response radio" specifically, I discovered the blogosphere. It is a great addition to news dissemination, opinion journalism, and just plain venting your feelings and interpretation of the news around you, and across the globe.
I know some bloggers see themselves as citizen journalists. I don't see myself as such. I'm just a regular joe, expressing his thoughts and feelings to anyone caring to listen. Primarily though, I write for myself and to opine on the articles and topics I come across that interests me. What are your thoughts?