I have been thinking quite a bit about blogging in the last few days. One reason will become apparent this week, but it’s a bit prosaic compared the more existential issue that has been troubling me the most. That is whether blogging in the way that I do it is something that will be possible in the future.
I do seriously wonder as a result whether I have been living through the best years of blogging, without realising it. That they might have coincided with the last years of something approximating to free speech might be an uncomfortable truth.
I sincerely hope I am wrong. But the way politics is going in some countries at the time that the chance of a major shift towards right wing populism in the UK seems very real indeed does worry me, greatly.
And I wonder what my response should be. And how, and on what, I should blog as a result given my concern for poverty, equality, opportunity, choice and democarcy. I put the question out there. Comments welcome.
That real question being how can I continue to gain £75 k a year for writing a blog?