Christmas holidays – never long enough! Happy 2013 to one and all.
So – what do we do with this new year of ours? I’ve been pondering blogging, the role of The Standard, the future of blogs and the like. I’ve ended up with far more questions than answers, so (of course) I’m putting the questions to the community:
What is the impact of political blogs in NZ? Is it increasing or declining? Why?
To what extent are the views of the active blogging community representative of, or different from, the average NZ voter? Is it fair to say that bloggers tend to have views that are more “extreme” than the norm?
Bearing in mind the answer to the above, how should blogs relate to political parties in NZ? How should political parties relate to blogs?
A blog disseminates information and opinion, a successful blog builds a community. Could or should a blog / web based community do more? (I note here with sadness the currently moribund states of two interesting experiments – Policy Progress and journalism.org.nz ).
What is the role of blogs in the run up to the next election? What can the community here at The Standard accomplish in that time?
That’ll do for now I think!