Dimpost’s Danyl seems to be the latest one that’s down in the dumps
I’m not saying I’m taking a break from blogging, exactly, because every time I do that something really interesting happens that I want to blog about and I look like a doofus. But I’m taking a break from blogging unless something interesting happens.
Partly because this is because I’m busy with other stuff. But I’m also feeling despondent about left-wing politics: Labour is a horrible mess and looks to remain one, and the Greens couldn’t capitalise on Labour’s failure and grow their vote. It’s depressing.
This might sound solipsistic but I feel like some of the left’s problems stem from over-engagement with social-media. If you’re listening to and engaging with a cacophony of voices online it’s easy to lose touch with the silent but demographically much, much larger section of the population that aren’t commenting via blogs or twitter etc, and have very different priorities and concerns. So I’m part of the problem!
Ok, so you learned that the Internet isn’t the same as the real world. That’s a lesson learned. But you don’t give up. Yes, I know, you’re not giving up per se, but you’ve lost the energy.
I’ll tell you this much, I couldn’t lose this election. Either I got the government I wanted, or I got the government I wanted to blog about. Chin up – there’s work to be done! Read more »