Blogging is not taken as seriously in Britain as it is in America. Says who? The Guardian, that’s who. It says:
"While Belle de Jour got the mainstream media speculating on her (or his) identity, and the likes of Scary Duck greatly amuse, there is a sense that the Americans take their blogging more seriously than we do. With the odd exception (Guido Fawkes’ Order-Order.com and Mick Fealty’s Slugger O’Toole blog on Northern Ireland for example), there is little heavyweight comment and it is rare to see a blog break a story or substantially move it on."
Well, I don’t know about Order-Order and the Slugger, but, yes, the hot political blogs tend to be American like Daily Kos. The best Brit blogs are either newsy-informative like Plastic Bag and LinkMachineGo or plain amusing like Scaryduck.
I have always been intrigued by names. This blog is called Blowin’ In The Wind because I love that Bob Dylan classic. Order-Order and Daily Kos are perfectly good names for political blogs. One Singapore blog whose name I fancy is A Gonzo Journal. I loved the gonzo journos, especially Tom Wolfe, but I would dare not call anything by me "gonzo".
Talking about names, another blog with a clever title is Emerald Bile, mouthpiece of a bunch from the Emerald Isle. But, seriously, it needs cleaning. The authors don’t brush their teeth before mouthing off. Curiously, that seems a turn-on, not a turn-off. Scaryduck links to it, as do plenty of others. Scary also links to Arseblog and Naked Blog. The A* isn’t about the lower Bs but Arsenal (how appropriate). I don’t know what the Naked is all about except that it has a picture of a fully clothed man. Oh, and it’s got a button saying: "This site is No 2 in the Top 100 Scottish Websites."
Now I know why the girls/women, the girl-women, in a certain country go all four-lettery or show a bit of skin or send forth mating calls on their blogs. Naughty is nice for ratings.