Keeping a blog gives you a glimmer of insight into what it must be like to produce a daily current affairs program on radio or TV. Finding enough fresh and interesting material to put to air can be problematic on slow news days.
Of course, blogs aren’t really like that, in that there’s no obligation to post (other than a self-imposed one), and you can post on idiosyncratic personal topics. Trouble is, I don’t feel like posting about my 19th midlife crisis; or the perils of having aged parents staying, who watch daytime TV at earsplitting volume; or the frustrations of not being able to get my new digital camera to download images to the PC.
Fortunately, at Troppo Armadillo we have several bloggers keeping the fires stoked. So the fact that I just can’t presently summon up a subject that rouses enough of a spark of passion to be bothered blogging doesn’t really matter.
I’d blog about Callinan J’s dismissal of the latest Hanson/Ettridge bail application, but the reasons haven’t been posted on AustLII yet, nor has the High Court handed down any very recent judgments (although I might muse about the Rogers decision of a couple of weeks ago).
I can’t even get excited about Tim Dunlop’s attempt to stir up a comment box debate on what was the “most perfect album in the history of rock n roll”, although I’ll be interested to read the nominations and reasoning.
BTW Thanks to those who expressed birthday good wishes. It was a Peggy Lee day really.
PS – Fortunately Richard Ackland isn’t having a dry spell, managing to find something interesting to say about Callinan J’s judgment in the Rene Rivkin case. Nor is Kim Weatherall. She has a great post on software and business methods patents, that actually explains the complex issues involved in an accessible, entertaining way.