Surely think-tanks should be ideal forums for political blogging. But there are none*. Why?
Our attempt, http://www.freethink.org, only ever received comments from people trying to sell me Ugg boots. Or Viagra. This is despite me writing some 100 excellent posts about all sorts of things, none of them footwear related or much connected to erectile malfunction. (Maybe that was my mistake).
My reasoning: ‘institutional’ blogs look and feel terrible. You need individual personality. And the software for Freethink.org was terrible – hard to enter comments, feel up to date. And it looks a bit like the gym locker of the Death Star.
*yes, I like this link for being nice to me.