I just wanted to comment briefly on the decision of Vexed Bermoothes to cease active blogging for the immediate timebeing.
To be quite frank I was quite taken aback in reading that post. I hope that the blogger decides to return to active posting shortly.
When I started this blog I decided to orient it as a rival to the then active politics.bm which ran as an independent pro-UBP blog, or at least that’s how I percieved it. The rivalry was friendly, and helped stimulate my own postings, as well as gave me an objective – to post as well and as frequently but from an alternate point of view. When politics.bm decided to suspend operations my friendly rivalry changed to a focus on Vexed. Both blogs are well written and well informed, and helped me focus this blog. I enjoyed reading them and occasionally writing posts in direct response to theirs.
I have long been a supporter of a plurality of positions and voices in any sphere, be it in a regular meeting or in the lively to and fro of Bermuda’s blogs. I find interacting with alternate points of view – while actively engaging with them – as beneficial, both in clarifying and evolving my own positions and as empowering for all those willing to participate in the action.
Bermuda’s blogs have evolved quite a bit over the last few years, and are now dominated I think by the two main forums of Sucks and BIAW. The development of the Bermuda Jewel blog, a collaborative blogging project adds a further diversity to Bermuda’s blogs. Its too early to tell exactly how the online evolution will reflect – or initiate – changes on the ground, but it seems clear that there is a growing desire to develop a new politics away from the status quo poli-tricks of both Parties.
While my own blog will have a lower active posting rate at the moment due to my academic commitments, I am confident that Bermuda Jewel will more than complement for any inactivity here, as well as with Vexed. I hope to resume fully active posting shortly, and I hope Vexed also returns too – as well as for even more blogs to develop.