Why a blog is like a pub…

I was up in London last night co-hosting a session with London based colleague Paul Evans. We’re collaborating on a couple of projects just now, but this pub session was to help us progress with a policy focused site by gathering criticism from a small group of experts/enthusiasts for constructive civic engagement with government. Earlier in the session I gave a potted history of Slugger and an outline of what I thought I was doing with it. I quoted James Crabtree’s excellent 2003 “A blog is like…” post when he compared it to a pub. When David Wilcox nabbed me afterwards, it was an idea he grilled me on.

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