Friday, February 17, 2006

Quick note

I've just been looking over some of the posts I've done recently, and it occurs to me that progressive folks looking at this blog might not see much recently from a progressive standpoint. My little rant about consumer activism and my pro-Israel stance have kind of muddied the political waters a bit I think. Well, I don't apologize for being pro-Israel, though I do try to take as balanced a view as possible. I am a progressive Zionist.

All this to say that my political views are constantly evolving. In the last ten years, I've gone from being completely apolitical, to being a quasi-socialist, to being a real socialist, to being a hardcore socialist, to being a communist, to being a Democrat, and, ok basically I've wavered between far left and center-left. Right now I'm somewhere between Trotsky and Howard Dean.

So don't fret, fellow progressives, I'm with you. I've been reading DailyKos and Atrios quite a bit lately trying to get a better grip on the blogosphere and how I can fit into it and make a worthy contribution. But it's a bit discouraging when I think about the fact that there are now millions of blogs out there, and it's going to take an enormous amount of work just to get noticed. I'm further discouraged by the fact that when I send the bigger blogs e-mails asking for advice, I don't get any answers. I know I need to get my own domain name, and as soon as I can afford that, I will.


  1. Hey there! I just read your comment over at The Blue Voice and thought I'd stop by and say hello. You asked for some advice.

    Keep up the good work and keep visiting other blogs. Submit stuff to some of the various progressive carnivals. That's certain to generage more traffic. Feel free to email me anytime.


  2. Hi,

    Thanks for the comments. I'm not sure though that I understand what you're referring to when you talk about "progressive carnivals." Unless you're just talking about commenting on blogs. Anyway, I appreciate the good words.