The leftward and other blatherings of Span (now with Snaps!)

Friday, March 09, 2007

Blog Spots

The Net Guide Web Awards for 2007 are on now, and there is a category for Best Blog. Go forth and nominate!

Also, I've added quite a few new NZ pol blogs to my blogroll, including Caraka and Celsias (both green-minded), Policy Matters (related to a VUW Massey Public Policy paper), Laws 179 (who I've been meaning to link for ages), Liberation (a former Alliance ally who I've never actually met) and Mainly Politics (ex VUWSA EVP and ministerial advisor Chris Hipkins). Hat tip to NRT for the first 5.

It's good to see more leftie NZ pol blogs around. I'd love to see some more women in this part of the 'sphere too (and indeed a bit more diversity in general) but there are certainly more XXers blogging than there were when I started, and I'm hoping the lack is something time will fix.

I also note that the Philosophically Made crowd are at the least slowing down, if not actually "taking a break to pursue other projects" as they say in the music biz. I look forward to reading more of their posts on PhilMad or elsewhere.

In closing, if you are out there reading and you feel the wish to comment, on any blog, please do. And if your lurking and commenting makes you desirous of a blog of your own to write take the leap. It's easy to set up and you can do as much or as little as you like, you can even stop if you decide not to continue. Don't let a fear of not being able to deliver quality hold you back, there are plenty of blogs of dubious merit (this one included some would say) and when I look back at some of the early stuff I wrote I cringe. But I'm glad I persisted.


Idiot/Savant said...

The guy who writes Policy Matters is at massey Albany, not VUW.

Span said...

Whoops! Thanks for the headsup, all fixed now :-)