To round off the series of posts in the last week that related in various ways to the question ‘why do (left-wing) politics?’, I thought I’d try to put down some thoughts on ‘why blog?’, or more precisely, ‘why do I blog?’
In a way, the main purpose of this blog is a certain sense of purposelessness. As indicated in the title, I feel somewhat directionless.
I mean that, of course, mainly in relation to politics, which accounts for about 75% of my posts, I think (does that sound about right?) The other stuff – philosophy and zoology mainly – is more just for diversion. But politically, I feel drawn sometimes towards something a little like despair: so much is wrong, and I have very little sense of what to do to lead out of it.