Xenon Zi-Neng Yuan wenhuadageming at
Sat Aug 9 00:22:26 MDT 2003

i've had a handful of web-savvy comrades tell me they've wanted to start a
blog, but really they're just too busy with their other work.  my take on
it is that the greater portion of "real" leftists are usually so engrossed
in organizing and whatnot that they just don't have the time and energy,
perhaps?  not at all trying to imply that your efforts aren't worthwhile or
valuable, just my hypothesizing on your question of blogger and blog-reader
demographics.  but maybe things will change.  the blog phenomenon is a
relatively recent one.


At 08:21 PM 8/8/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>Since I started my blog a few days ago, I've
>been "poking around" in the world of blogs (before a few days ago, pretty
>much the only one I was familiar with was Tom Tomorrow's at
> What has amazed me is the absolute dearth of
>"real" left-wing blogs I can find. You can find a site like "Lefty
>Directory" which lists dozens and dozens of blogs, and the furthest left
>one I've found so far raves on and on about Howard Dean. No, I take that
>back, I did find ONE blogger who was a Kucinich fan. Not ONE who was even
>as far left as the Green Party though, even ones with titles like "Bear
>Left" or "Talk Left" or "Left is Right" or things of that nature. Don't
>know what significance this has, just an observation. Don't even know what
>significance "blogs" have either, since I really don't know what kind of
>readership they have. But now that my toe's in the water, I'll be damned
>if I'm going to leave the field (ok, mixed metaphor there) open. SOMEONE's
>got to have a blog which does things like posts Rene Gonzalez's letter,
>just to mention one of my recent posts (thanks, Walter!).
>Come to think of it, Walter, you ought to start a "Cuba News" blog. You
>can post the exact same things you post to your Cuba News email group,
>except now they'll be available for the entire world to read (assuming you
>want that, of course).
>In case Walter (or anyone else) is interested, just go to
>and fire away! It's free! (other than that itty-bitty drain on your time
>ha ha).
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