Why are there not more Nationalist blogs?

Interesting question by Ian Parsley, which he promises to come back to… Why are there so few nationlist bloggers in the Northern Irish blogosphere? Well, there are some. And to be honest, there are not that many more unionist blogs. Talking to a senior broadcast journalist recently he even went so far as to suggest the era of the blog is behind us as micro blog sites like Twitter and Facebook surpass the humble blog like Slugger as a means of communication…

In this rather mercurial interview with John Arovosis in Washington a couple of years back, I suggested one reason why the blogosphere has not taken off in Ireland at all is the post ideological nature of Irish politics means that there are few matters of substance that serve to cleanly segment the online political market:

As an amusing aside, this is what The Dissenter had to say on the matter:

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