I’ve noticed that a few blogs, which had gone dormant over the last few years, sprung back to life in the run up to the election. Unfortunately, all of them seem to have sunk back into dormancy since the election, with the exception of one, Politics.bm, which seems more active since the election than before, although the postings remain sporadic.
New Onion and Vexedbermoothes seem to be having an extended holiday break though. And 21 Square has been dormant since the summer, and I believe the blogger generally got fed up blogging. It can take a lot of energy and thinking to craft a blog post – it is a lot easier to simply comment and critique someone else’s post.
With the OBA having won power, it will be interesting to see how the political-leaning blogs in Bermuda will react.
The majority of blogs in Bermuda were ant-PLP and thus de facto pro-OBA. Whether they will begin critiquing the OBA government or just shut up shop will be interesting to see.
It will also be interesting to see if pro-PLP blogs will set-up now that the PLP is no longer in power. There was an impression that the PLP and its supporters were wary of blogs due to concerns about maintaining control over the party-line. I don’t think that was any definite policy, but I do think many PLP supporters who may otherwise have set-up blogs chose not to do so for various reasons. I would encourage and welcome a more diversified political blogging scene here now that the PLP are back into the Opposition.
My own blog will remain, albeit as an Independent blog, in political terms.
However, for the next few months, due to various reasons, I will not be blogging necessarily on direct political events in Bermuda. I’m thinking instead of focusing on some more abstract or theoretical works. I hope to deepen my understanding of some issues in this way, as well as give myself some time to analyse the OBA as a government. I also would like to flesh out some of the ideas which I ran on as a platform for the election.