Somewhere, over the rainbow, a blog is born. A blog for Kansas. A blog for America. A blog by a reporter with a difficult-to-pronounce last name. But most importantly, a blog that is AMERICA'S ONLY PLACE dedicated to the vital intersection of politics and Sunflowers. The Heartland gods nod in wise approval.

Monday, September 06, 2004

Thar we go again

Ragweed;s in bloom, and I'm sneezing my way through this entry. Convention's over, Congress is coming back, campaigns are in full swing, and I'm taking the week off. Haven't had a full week off since November, and I think it's starting to show. This week's top priorities is trying to make every Orioles-Twins game at Camden Yards, taking a day to get to know Baltimore -- the mysterious neighbor to the north -- and fulfilling various medical checkups. Will continue to post KS stuff as the spirit moves me.

Been thinking about the blogging concept lately. I hope the people who read this get something out of it -- it's been worthwhile, for the connections to people more than anything else. The whole phenomenon has a CB Radio feel to it, though -- I feel like media hype of it already peaked with the Democratic National Convention, when it was the big media story. All the coverage reminds me of the turn-of-the-century dot-com craze, when completely untried, unworkable products had IPOs in the billions. Just like the Internet didn't collapse, blogging won't go away -- but there's going to be a major shakeup that's probably already beginning. While there are a few Yahoo!s, Googles and Amazons out there, a lot of today's blogs are more like pets.com, destined for the dustbin of Super Bowl commercials past.

And Ozblog? I aspire to be more like an Infoseek or a Sportsline -- a promising concept that sells out to the highest bidder the first chance it gets. Big Media, are you reading?