You know, was pondering just before, between myself and a couple of others, why this week’s “experiment” wasn’t as successful as hoped. To be sure, having everyone comment on Bolt’s posts here was well, as they say, “Tell him he’s dreaming.”
But it still made me wonder, that with such a good blog – the links, the mix, the blogroll, those extra pages if one looks up to the top of this page, the support, dare I say the one-stop-shop factor – and the posts, which IMHO, give a generally insightful, yet previously unread perspective on what’s what, and yes, with that laissez fare attitude… why the relatively low hit count? What are we doing right? Yet, more importantly, what are we doing wrong?
But then, this certain article, and yes, by one of the big boys, was stumbled upon.
The single most important news event of 2009 was the emergence of The Virtual Newsroom. A newsroom run by a virtual army of conservative journalists famous and unknown, their individual and collective impact multiplied exponentially by millions of Internet users, radio listeners, readers and television viewers.
Who is famous? Who’ll get famous? Who’ll get infamous? Which blogs will rise? Which blogs will fall? Which blogs will be rewarded? Which won’t? Which will, essentially, get latched on to, which won’t… despite delivering basically the same content?
Regardless. There’s so much activity going on that it can only be a good thing.
It dawned – well not dawned, but, rather was confirmed – that whatever individual blog is popular or not, finally, finally, the silent majority is clearing their throat (is this why Rupert wants to cash in?).
I’m 30. That gives a certain perspective compared to those who are 40, 50, older, or, yes, 20, or younger. I grew up witnessing the decline of the silent majority, only to be shouted down by often violent Leftists.
True. Where once our views didn’t even need to be said, the secret ballot was enough, well, it’s heartening to to see that the silent majority has realised that the infestation of our media, schools, universities and politics has become too much. And that we must not be silent anymore. And that means all of us, whether you speak up here or somewhere else.
And so, whilst it’s a bummer that Tizona’s isn’t the most popular blog in the world, which it should be (that’s a joke, relax…kinda), it’s most heartening to know that we, and you, and all of the once silent majority, are clawing back the shouty, wrong, Left.
One can only hope the sacred silence will reign again.
But in the meantime…