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November 28, 2005

Red State Son Celebrates One Year Of Extremely Lucid Malcontenting

Happy birthday to Dennis Perrin's Red State Son, which just turned a year old. He has some thoughts:

Early on I attempted to comment on every current event as it happened, and soon discovered that it was madness. Would you trust someone who has an opinion about everything? Like the know-it-all drunk freely opining in a darkened bar at midday, bloggers who post constantly soon batter your psyche, never giving you a chance to reflect upon or digest any given topic. And while this medium thrives on instant analysis and up-to-the-minute moralizing, I'm becoming more of a less-is-better blogger. Pick a subject, flesh it out, explore everything you can of it, then let it sit and ripen for a few days so readers may come back to it if they wish. Allow space between posts so your voice doesn't melt into the surrounding white noise. In the frenzied online crush, standing still after speaking your mind might better convey your message and meaning.

And there is more.

Posted at November 28, 2005 08:21 AM | TrackBack

I thoroughly agree. On my blog, weeks may go by until I make a new post, but I'm thinking about the next one all along.

On the other hand, I am glad some blogs are more up-to-date; they can help you follow the news.

Posted by: jonj at November 28, 2005 12:17 PM

"Like the know-it-all drunk freely opining in a darkened bar at midday..."

Look, Dennis, if you wanna say "Mike Gerber," just write it.

Posted by: Mike at November 28, 2005 12:46 PM

I thought he was talking about Christopher Hitchens.

Posted by: Sully at November 28, 2005 09:28 PM