Do Your Duty

I’ve got a cold, probably form being on an airplane. And I have to catch up on all the pesky “day job” stuff. So I haven’t been blogging much. I will be writing about last week’s Take Back America conference and other things soon.
In the meantime, pick two or three random blogs from the blogroll on the left — blogs you have never visited before — and go have a look. It’s always a good idea to visit a new blog once in a while. There are a lot of very smart people out there blogging away and saying some very important things.
I have described blogging as a near-perfect marketplace of ideas, and here’s how it works: Most blogs have at least one reader. Some have two or three, and one of those might also have a blog. When someone writes something that another blogger decides is important or interesting, that blogger links to it. And another blogger might see it and also think it is interesting or important. If it really is something interesting or important, pretty soon you have ten or twenty bloggers linking to it, and it gains attention.
But this process only works if you are looking at lots of blogs, and not just a few crowded ones. So it is your civic duty to read lots of blogs, even blogs you have never visited before. Go do your duty.

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