Some minor changes
Posted on February 4, 2010
I’ve been mulling quite a bit over the past few weeks about this blog, and I suspect some changes (albeit quite minor) might be afoot. So I’m posting this by way of a warning to my more regular readers, just in case they notice the change in emphasis or direction and wonder what the fuck’s going on.
So for instance, although in my bio it states that as well as being a feminist I’m a trade union activist, and although Ian Dale has me listed (bizarrely!) as one of the top 20 Labour Party supporting tweeters (note to Ian, I’m a leftie yes, but I’ve never claimed to be a Labour supporter), I don’t think some of that has been reflected in this blog so far. To be honest, I think that’s partly why I’ve been so quiet on here lately.
I seem to spend an inordinate amount of time nowadays searching for stories on the web or in the press that I can put a feminist spin on, because I know that’s what my regular readers have come to expect. But I’m also conscious that a gazillion other feminists are doing the same, and that often-times we’re simply regurgitating the same old stories as each other but with a slightly different take.
Well I don’t know about anyone else, but I get tired of seeing the same stories on every feminist blog I read, or of reading 20 different blogs all pulling apart the same Daily Male article, so I’ve decided I’m going to branch out a bit.
So, in future you can expect to see more feminism (trust me, I’ve no intention to abandon the feminist cause) but also a lot more politics (by which I suppose I mean party politics, ‘cos unlike some of the bigger name bloggers and those who compile blog lists etc I resolutely maintain that feminism absolutely is politics and not some kind of niche interest). There’ll also be a bit more on local politics, and even, to cater to my other great love (of reading), some book reviews. In fact hopefully there’s going to be a bit of everything, but all with my own unique leftie feminist slant on it.
I think taking this decision is going to mean I’ll be posting here a lot more regularly, as it gives me scope to comment on a lot more things. But don’t worry, I promise I’ll try not to go too far the other way and start bombarding the blog with my endless wittering (if that is what you’re after though, feel free to follow me on Twitter).
Anyway, I’m really looking forward to it. Now fingers crossed it all works out as I’ve planned.