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What It Is, Is Blogging

I am tired today. I had a lot of work to catch up on at the office this week, and the auditors were in town again, which reminds me - can someone explain to me why the auditors never want to talk to the people who actually did certain reports and can provide the documentation they need, but instead feel compelled to set up a whole chain of people to talk to, so that four or five people get involved and what could have been 15 minutes turns into 4 hours? I also had a few assignments for school to do, and one of them was trickier than I expected. The sum effect of all that is that my brain is working a bit differently than usual, which is to say I am even less interested in courtesy and the standard fare of rhetorical exchange.

The observant reader of 'Wizbang' is aware by now, that we have a rather broad range of writers' styles and modes of thought, although contained within a more conventional range of political opinion. Our styles are distinct and, dare I say, unique. My own position in this happy family is far from one of great influence and responsibility. At times this can be frustrating, as on those occasions where I try to pursue some great project of import, only to find out that no one invites me to those interviews and conferences of significance. I have long ago learned to accept that I am on no one's "A" list. I am no Lorie Byrd, no Kevin Aylward, no Jim Addison.

The flip side to this is a comfort, however. Lorie has doubtless felt inclined to tell someone off every now and again, but she restrains her language to match her station. Having no such station myself, I unload when the Rovian muse so directs me. By the grace of God, Mr. Aylward, and Jay Tea, I am privileged to post whatsoever escapes my fingers dancing across the keyboard. I dare to think that on some few occasions, I have made my point in a manner which has profited the debate. On others, I have at least provided a stage for readers to comment. Or at least provided some amusement.

It occurs to me that one of the best things about Wizbang is that we are pretty honest in our presented opinions. Oh, we are all of hypocrites to be sure, but over time who and what we are becomes readily apparent, sometimes by accident. And so we are well known, we who post our thoughts, our minds, and sometimes rhetorical excrement. Just as it is the course of every human body to release gas from the backside every so often, so too we writers and those who comment share more than what might be seen in the more ordinary forum.

We are more real for that aspect, I think. And no, I don't plan on apologizing for the smell.


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Comments (6)

And the melody lingers on. ... (Below threshold)

And the melody lingers on.

That old man polling,... (Below threshold)

That old man polling,
He keeps on rolling,
He keeps on rolling,

DJ,You may not be ... (Below threshold)


You may not be getting invitations to events as others do, but be proud that you always come up with original, insightful writings..

Wizbang is my favortie blog, and I have my favorites within the Wizbang "family".. I like reading pieces (like yours) that contain more than just links to other people's hard work and insight..

Keep up the good work..

Shall I forward you all my ... (Below threshold)
Kevin Author Profile Page:

Shall I forward you all my mail? Waring: The signal to noise ratio is somewhere north of Shaq's field goal percentage on slam dunks...

DJ, just to set the record ... (Below threshold)

DJ, just to set the record straight:

I had nothing to do with the invitation for you to join us, nor have I anything to do with your continued presence. The credit (or blame, if some would like to say that) goes solely to Kevin on that matter; to be blunt, I hadn't even heard of you before you joined us.

That being said, I WISH I could claim credit for your presence here (except when you STEAL MY IDEAS, usually before I even write it!!!), but it simply isn't true.

You're a valued colleague, DJ, and we -- the staff, the site, and the readership -- are far better for your presence.


If it weren't for blogs, I'... (Below threshold)

If it weren't for blogs, I'd never get any honest news. Besides, reading them is just more entertaining. Period. I think of it as "interactive news." I love this site and read it every day, among about 10-15 others. By the time I've perused them all, I've gotten a pretty consistent message on a subject or event. I thank all of you who contribute here.






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