Sunday, October 18, 2009

A question for the unaffiliated, sporadic, and even cast-off in the Delaware blogosphere

Here I am thinking about those voices currently without their own blogs, possibly because they really don't want the self-established pressure to write every day or every week, or because there have been some disagreements along the way: Rsmitty, Dana Garrett, Mike Matthews, donviti....

Or those who are plainly running a bit on fumes these days in their own blogs (because interest comes and goes, but real life intrudes without mercy): Shirley, Brian Shields....

And some of our regular commenting voices around the Delaware blogosphere who have never taken the plunge: Anonone, Perry, noman....

Not to mention other bloggers who occasionally have an idea or a perspective that just doesn't fit their regular gig....

I'm thinking of a different kind of blog, something I'd call Delaware Spectrum, that would be an ensemble of shared interest in political blogging rather than an ensemble of shared politics....

I don't actually know if something like this would have enough long-term appeal to work.

So here's my serious QOTD for those listed above and anybody else reading: If I built it, would you come?

Or at least breathe hard.

(Damn it, Waldo, I'm trying to break myself of those sexual innuendos, but it's hard. I mean it's difficult.)

12 comments:

Waldo said...

It's not the context, it's the metaphor, which works the same way whether it's you or the Limbaugh.

Shame. Shame on you.

Steve Newton said...

Waldo
Obviously you need to read the previous post. Or at least place the answer there. In this case you've declared for rhetorical abosolutism over an admittedly poor choice of words.

I made the poor choice of words and I said so.

Having done that (which is more than you could expect from damn near anybody else) I am not about to let you take the high and mighty position that context is immaterial. That's a crock and we both know it.

Delaware Watch said...

I would participate. I am very busy w/ teaching, so I couldn't continue my own blog w/ daily entries. But if I were a member of a team of bloggers, I might be able to manage a contribution or two a week.

Great idea.

Waldo said...

Wriggle as you like.

Brian Shields said...

I had a thought along these lines a while ago, and think it is a good idea.

Would I participate? Probably. To be quite honest I think my lack of passion is because of a lack of time with work and a lack of knowledge of the healthcare debate/debacle.

I am sure I will find time once things settle and politics gets more interesting.

Anonymous said...

My writing plate is pretty full right now. Blog commentary is more of an amusing distraction for me, right now. But I'd probably submit a post now and then.

anonone

EvanQ(DEConservative) said...

I would actually welcome this. I have a ton of things on my plate which is why my own blog has slowed but I post once a month or so and I see no reason why I couldn't contribute that often or perhaps more to a group effort. It would be kind of cool having different view points all in the same location.

Dorian Gray said...

I would read it, sure. I actually heard that DV might be pulled into another project. Full disclosure: I'm getting pulled in as well.

Somewhat different genre though. To be perfectly honest, sometimes the esoteric Dover political stuff is a snoozefest. And I hate to break the news to anyone, but I can count the people interested in Sussex county politics on one hand.

Shirley Vandever said...

I could contribute; sounds like a good idea.

donviti said...

I'm out, it appears that I have finally been able to pull together an a list bunch of cerebral heavyweights.

I hope you can help me get the word out.

Steve Newton said...

dv
But for me to help you get the word out I need a link or something. What am I supposed to be telling people?

RSmitty said...

Just saw the post. I'd participate, but lightly. I actually had an idea to bring varying points to a common site, but those I asked wouldn't bite. If you can do it, more power to ya'!

Oh, I want a regular dust up between you and Eric Dondero as part of the new digs. Gotta keep it happening!