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The Existential Crisis of a Blog

Posted by whforums on September 19, 2008

As my comment here displays, I suppose, I’m in a bit of a dreary, tired, burnt-out mood.

Here’s a question to make me drearier.

Based on the supposed purpose of this blog, and based on the content of the blog to this point and the general issues surrounding our town and its governance, what two search terms do you suppose most often bring people into West Hartford Forums?

The answer after the jump.

Lolcats and Weak sauce.  Weaksauce is not far behind, but trails “budget referendum,” at least.

Democracy, at its core, must be local.  Social justice must be fundamentally local before it can transcend its locality.  

Obviously in writing this post I’m not writing about this blog at all.  The point here isn’t who’s reading or what they’re reading.

The point is, on the whole (and I’ve come to this realization through several conversations in WH over the past week), we’ve allowed ourselves to become complacent to the extent that we care more about our neighbor’s grass than we do about our neighbor’s schools.

Public Note toward Future Thinking:

Fundamental problem facing West Hartford is that, despite our righteousness, the space we occupy is defined by the violence of its complacency.

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One Response to “The Existential Crisis of a Blog”

  1. turtle said

    Well, I don’t blame you for feeling dreary, tired, and burnt out.

    Not to be righteously violent in one fell swoop, but read this if you want to feel even worse.

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