I’ve realised blogging is a waste of time (about six years too late)


I’ve been writing about politics on the internet for six years. This week I’ve been thinking about why I do it, and whether it’s done any good.

When I started, the loose idea was to write about issues I thought were important in accessible language.

Classically, the radical left has been good at theorising about capitalism and society, and atrocious at explaining its insights to people without PhDs. It’s managed to side-line the two biggest issues of them all – global poverty and the environment.

That was bad, the logic ran. An ignorant population equals dismal prospects for socialism. Inaction on climate crisis equals planetary devastation. A dead planet equals no anything. And by writing, I would try and help change all that. Continue reading “I’ve realised blogging is a waste of time (about six years too late)”