Denmark’s ex-Prime Minister has really gotten into weblogging! I was going to just quote some of his latest post, which is of course written in Danish, but I think for the benefit of mankind I’ll translate it into English instead:

I’ve been weblogging for a couple of weeks, now. My brief time as a “blogger” has opened a whole new world for me. One almost becomes “a bit addicted”. Around the globe people are sitting and writing weblogs, sharing their thoughts and everyday experiences with all those of us who are interested. Each in their individual way contributes to a description of life in a globalised world. Fascinating!

And I’m still a beginner. My weblog doesn’t have any smart functions – yet. I’ve become addicted to this communication form, and I’m nearly ready to take the next step. Soon you’ll be able to add comments to my weblog. As I go along I’ll also link to other weblogs I find interesting. And this will please experienced bloggers: my weblog will soon have a so-called rss-feed, so it will be easier to keep track of my scribbling. (16/4/03)

For some reason the thought of a staid old politician experiencing such familiar exhileration with a new medium strikes me as amazingly – cute. Loveable. I’m not sure that’s how politicians actually want to be seen, but there you go.

2 thoughts on “enthusiasm

  1. Anonymous

    Actually, politicians are usually very cute and lovable, especially up close and personal. That is why people elect them. An sour, antagonistic politician is an instant failure.

  2. christian

    It’s just the way I felt when I started blogging. Can U blame him? It’s great!! An EXprimeminister blogging, how cool isn’t that?

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