Monday, May 07, 2007

Why Matt Blogs

This is why.

I do for different reasons, somewhat anyway. That's true of everyone I imagine.

Oddly, initially at least I probably had more in common with how Jon Chait fancies himself than with Stoller. While politics and policy outcomes matter to me, my initial motivation was really more about ideas for ideas sake - or at least their public representation - than a strong desire to influence policy. I was reacting to the media's coverage of politics, to their portrayal of reality. I was repulsed by the contrast between reality and how the media portrayed it. It was a desire to correct the record, more than a desire to influence reality, that originally motivated me to start blogging.