I have always campaigned against bloggers selling stuff. Lifestyles, SEO opportunities, Holidays and Travel ‘Experiences’, God, cults, strange diets, weird minerals and vitamins that sound lethal; even garden sheds, ladders, and pets. It is all out there.
However, writing is another story, (get it?) and to be encouraged. I follow a blog called ‘Vox Political’, written by the sharply-named Mike Sivier, which I always think sounds like a news presenter, or the star of an American cop show. He is a local politician from the West, and a staunch Labour supporter. I normally have little truck with Labour, at least since the reviled Kinnock dynasty, and possibly because I was ousted for being a member of Militant. However, Mike’s relentless barrage against the current coalition, backed up by salient facts, re-blogs, and obvious fervour, is always worth reading.
He has now complied his best blogs into a book. This is a real book, one you can hold, and is available for a tenner via his website. I won’t attempt to review it, as I haven’t read it. I don’t really need to, as I have religiously followed all of the blog posts it contains. But if you are against the Tories, the Coalition Government, Ian Duncan-Smith, Osborne, Cameron, and all their cronies, you will find much to enjoy, and educate, inside.
And if you know any Tory voters, get them a copy as a present, and hopefully make them feel embarrassed!
The cover is not great, but Mike is well aware of that small shortcoming. Here is the link.