Friday, May 15, 2009

Taking a Break from the Greek Chorus

Lisa put it best. Sometimes we bloggers have a way of being remarkably consistent as regards the topics we write about. And understandably so, of course. What we write about are in reference to important news events and political happenings that deserve our attention, though after a while, finding a unique perspective that hasn't been covered already a thousand times over is rather difficult. A few of my regular readers have noted that they have a tendency to quickly skim through or even ignore a post on a subject that has been extensively covered in other places. If I was wholly concerned with hits at the expense of quality content, I might take this heart more than I do.

Today, I suppose I could write about Nancy Pelosi, credit cards, torture, or the recession. Quite honestly, I don't have anything further to note about them other than the predictable conclusions the rest of you out there have likely drawn for yourselves. Sometimes I wonder if the point of blogging as a political force is solidarity or original perspective. I lean towards the latter, though with so many worthy voices and excellent writers, we're bound to run over the same ground eventually. Sometimes I hit the zone and can add a vastly original idea onto the existing popular sentiment raging, and when that happens, I feel fully content. We all have strengths and we all have our personal wheelhouses and right now, nothing going on caters to my own.

And on days like this, I just read through my blogroll and appreciate the talented folks who I have come to know over the years. Have a pleasant weekend, everyone!

6 comments:

Liberality said...

Thank you Kevin. And you have a nice weekend too.

Gail said...

Hi Kevin-

Have a wonderful weekend. And remember I have come to count on you to report the news with opinions that always make sense. :-)

I remain loyal.

Love Gail
peace.....

Utah Savage said...

Nice post Kevin.

Lisa said...

You often have a unique take or spin on issues and I appreciate them very much.

Thank you for linking me. I hope you've had an enjoyable weekend!

Neither Here Nor There said...

Thanks Kevin for the blogroll add and thanks for your kind words on mine. Straight up ass kicking is also appreciated. :)

Mauigirl said...

I've been feeling that way lately too - I have read lots of great posts about the current news and I don't feel I have a lot to add sometimes so I keep away from those topics for awhile.