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The Blogging Imperative

Over at PsoTD, they are wondering: When the day comes that your blog is done and you stop updating it, what would you like to think it accomplished? What is your blog’s mission?

I think about that a lot, especially when come home late at night and I’m completely intimidated by my blog and I realize I have to come up with something to write. But on a practical level, I know I’ll sleep better at night if I did due diligence to what was being done in my name and with my tax dollars that day, and I felt that I had done what I could to oppose the political insanity that seems to be dominating the US at the moment.

But I look back on when I was younger and I think “who was that person?” I’ve changed so much and I wish I had some record of what I was going through at the time. Hell, I look at my blog from a couple of months ago and I can’t remember writing some stuff. (It is, if nothing else, the most consistent diary I have ever kept). I think I will be a nice record to have of what I cared about at the time — if they don’t throw me in a gulag for it first.

How about you?

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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