The hour on I spent on The Mike Wilson Show this evening went pretty well, I think. The panel consisted of host Mike Wilson, American Patriot Legion’s Bill Lewis, AbeLog’s Jim Leach and myself. It seemed we hardly touched on the all the subjects surrounding blogs. And here I was wondering if there would be enough to talk about to fill an hour. After it was over, I felt I still had way more to say.
I wasn’t able to work in a plug for Look Back Springfield or properly compliment many of the excellent bloggers here in Springfield. For example, photo-blogs Jerome Prophet and Disarranging Mine are worthy of an hour unto themselves.
Many thanks to the other bloggers on the panel for their compliments on my blog. I’m not worthy! Really.
One point of clarification. Mike asked the panel what made us feel our blogs were a success. That is, at what point did we feel satisfied with our blogs. I started out by saying something about quantity mattering to me. That came out wrong. Rather than quantity per se, I simply meant I like to have enough posts to have a covered a variety of ideas or news items or otherwise interesting or humorous things. Having a lot of posts covering a lot of ground is gratifying to me.
One other follow-up on blogging in general. Blogging is getting some pretty good coverage in the mainstream media (MSM) because people working in the MSM are exactly the kind of people who would enjoy blogs. That is, to one degree or another, they are information junkies. I love blogs. I read many. I’m an info-junkie. My wife doesn’t like blogs all that much. She’s not an info-junkie. Info-junkies make up only a small percentage of the population. We’re not normal.
To me, this indicates that while blogs will have a continued influence on, and continue to blend into, the MSM, I don’t see blogs ever becoming a major source of information for a large percentage of the population. Radio, television and even some print media require less effort for those who bother at all to try to figure out the world around them.
But I could be wrong.
Thanks to Mike Wilson for having me on. It was nice to meet both Mike and Bill Lewis. We had some good conversation on and off the air. Also a big thanks to Jim Leach for joining in by phone.