I started out my blog back in August 2004. This post is the 1000th I have done since then. I don’t think there is much dispute that it is still one of very few genuine blogs by a federal politician. Despite the occasional bursts of media (and blogosphere) hype about blogging playing a key role in political campaigning, I have always been somewhat dubious about whether there are many electoral benefits for a politician.
Ten days out from a tight but winnable election contest is not really the time for kicking back and reminiscing with ripping yarns about my grand adventures in the world of blogging.
Indeed, given it is so close to an election, I should be a real politician and use this landmark post to urge people to vote for me in the Senate – (and urge all their friends and blogging acquaintances in Queensland to do the same).
Just think how bad it would be for the political credibility of blogging if the only politician who’d been doing it seriously for the last three years lost his seat!