Welcome to our new readers…

I’m a bit short of time today, so blogging from me will necessarily be slow. Regarding comments, there is no settled consensus on Slugger, except we ask that you fight hard and fight clean! We had more than five thousand unique visits and 50,000 hits yesterday, thanks mostly to Glenn Reynolds‘ link to Newt’s erudite piece on the blame game! Welcome to our new readers! Even if Northern Ireland’s not your thing, we also blog things outside our small six counties every now and again.

Thanks too to Hugh Hewitt, Perry de Havilland!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty