Day Of The Blogger

Eye on the Left: How significantly did the events of September 11th and the recent war with Iraq impact the general public’s view of blogs and bloggers?

John Hawkins: Perhaps more journalists and a few more hard core news junkies discovered blogs because of 9/11 or the war in Iraq, but I don’t think 99% of the public knows we even exist yet. The blogosphere is still growing and our day will come, but we’re still small fish in a big pond right now.” — From an interview with me by Eye On The Left

Last week, one of my readers who was deeply concerned because he believes Russia is sliding back towards totalitarianism, asked me to write about the subject because he thought I could get the word out to the Bush administration. While I was deeply flattered by that, I didn’t have the heart to tell him that I sincerely doubt that there’s anyone in the Bush administration reading my blog. Heck, I’m guessing that there isn’t anyone in government at all, anywhere, and I’m talking all the way down to the assistant to the assistant to the assistant dog catcher of Podunk county Arkansas, reading my blog. That may surprise some of you because you think I’m one of the bigger right-of-center bloggers. That’s true, I am. But that’s like being one of the hottest prospects in all of AAA baseball. It’s not bad, but it still isn’t the major leagues. (Cont)

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