It is about the kit rather than the kaboodle…

Readers take note of this missive from the impressive Willem Buiter on why he blogs (H/T to ever vigilant reader John):

I write this blog for me, not for my readers. Writing things down is the only way for me to communicate effectively with myself about complex issues. By doing this writing in the form of a blog, I gain the option of taking on board the comments and criticism of those who read my scribblings and feel compelled to respond to it. I gain this benefit at the cost of having to plough through a lot of stuff that makes little or no sense, in order to uncover the few pearls hidden among the swine.

And that’s the kit, not the kaboodle… But if you want to blog on Slugger, we’re looking for new Unionist (Fair Deal will be semi retiring soon), Scottish and Welsh voices…

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