Thursday, February 16, 2006

Suddenly lonely

Span is on hiatus. Tony has decided to go into hibernation for personal reasons. Posts from Jordan are few and far between, and even Frog has quietened down a lot. It's suddenly getting very lonely over here on the left...

OTOH, this is an opportunity for other good left-wing blogs to get noticed and build their readership. Anybody have any suggestions, or want to give it a go?


I think your blog is pretty good. I'd like to see some discussion about how we can restore democracy though. I think Pete Hodgson's recent statements on the dangers of the rich capturing the political process through election campaign funding is spot on and the law needs to be changed to keep the fat cats out.

Posted by Anonymous : 2/16/2006 05:05:00 PM

I know of one kicking off in the next couple of days, a group one. Good timing really.

Posted by Anonymous : 2/16/2006 06:08:00 PM

Indeed. The equilibrium is out of whack. I'm even contemplating a shift to the left on my blog just to compensate.

Posted by Will de Cleene : 2/16/2006 07:05:00 PM

In case anyone is wondering, I have quit my blog (I have thrown it to the spammers), and I will be starting one in due course that will offer solutions, and not condemnation - bascially, its me growing out of the nastiness and contributing something to the debate. I have a few ideas about how I want things to be, and I wish to voice them.

Watch this space. I will return.

Posted by Anonymous : 2/17/2006 12:06:00 AM

Mate, mainstream New Zealand is sick of all your left-wing liberal politically correct nonsense. You just don't seem to understand good old fashioned Kiwi style common sense. So stop waging war on the family and get yourself a bloody job, you beret-wearing, bongo-playing good for nothing beatnik.

And don't even get me started on those minorities...

Posted by Anonymous : 2/17/2006 12:52:00 AM

sorry, at this stage I'm not likely to be back either, but i'm still commenting around the traps.

Posted by Span : 2/17/2006 07:28:00 AM

There's a new one, yephorn, just started up this very day.

Posted by Anonymous : 2/17/2006 07:52:00 PM


I think when the dust from the election settles you'll discover FrogBlog was mainly the work of a recently-departed staffer.

Top chap, too.

Although I am surprised at the survival of many political blogs post-election (I had picked a mass die-off), the scene does seem to have lost a lot of vim and vigor.

There's space for a policy-wonk blog though. If I didn't have full-time study and work, I might consider something of that nature. Gotta put education to use somehow.


Posted by Matt : 2/18/2006 03:57:00 AM

Was that really Wayne Mapp, or just someone taking the piss? I wouldn't have thought he'd have had the nous to understand the whole interweb thing.

By the by, how many political blogs doe we really need? It seems almost anyone and everyone fancies themself as a political know it all these days when in reality they all tend to regurgitate the same shit.

What I'd like to see is one of the Press gallery journo's start a blog ... something anonymous and sarky.

Then we could all sit back and wait and puit bets on how long it would take for them to be outed.

Posted by Randominanity : 2/19/2006 04:07:00 PM

I guess I kinda qualify as being left, although I don't really qualify as being a NZ blog anymore :( But I am still discussing stuff from Aotearoa. But I've been quiet recently cause I've been moving to a new place! How was that for a subtle plug? (Please update your link I/S, chur)

Posted by Anonymous : 2/20/2006 01:18:00 AM