Why do politicians have no blogs?

There is a Medium (called blog) that is free (in its modest professional version requires 20 Euros a year to register its domain name and link it to the page it has created - what the average candidate has already given to design a good or bad page that is refreshed when it is refreshed only with press releases and videos from its TV shows?), and anyone who can hold it.blog

Its scope is limited only by the number of people who do not have access to it, it can defy any attempt of censorship, shrinking or counterfeiting, and it gives infinite possibilities for expression, multiplication of resonance, targeting, interactivity and so on.

It is said to be a blog and the vast majority of Greek politicians (and the majority of politicians globally, unfortunately, though not overwhelming out there) do not use it.

Of course, many people write articles in print media and on sites that give them the useful step to do so. Too many - most - are active, even through a representative, in the most popular social media. Many also have websites that they may have in mind as blogs, but which do not host anything original, nothing that the average person can read in the middle of the day and conclude who the candidate is. MP behind the (wooden) words and why it is worth being in politics.

Few statesmen, in other words, have been in the process of setting up an online page to upload things they have written, or even thought about, themselves, especially for those who are in the process of watching and reading them - and they who have done so are, for the most part, those who have had this or a similar page before they rule.

Few are the ones who use the Internet to use the Internet as a medium and not simply as a means of relaying the appearances they do elsewhere (in other media and on real platforms).

And it is a pity.

First of all, it is a shame for them.

Posts vs. spots

Catherine Sanderson, elected by the local government of Amherst, USA, and very active in the field of education, blog 2008 to inform voters about what its team did and get feedback. Within two years, that little blog had arrived at 10.000 for unique visitors a month, and Sanderson was the target of complaints by competitors that her blog displaced a disproportionately high proportion of the world's attention. "It's 100% true," she says. "But if they want more attention, let's make their own blogs. Anyone can do it. "

Do you hear? Caution.

Attention is not something won one month before the election.

Attention is no longer something that can be tamed with windows screaming, television spots on clichés and one-off articles on what clichés have gone.

Attention (and trust) is built over time as you give people a reason to watch you.

As you explain what you think, without waiting for direct consideration.

As long as you offer them useful content and elementary pleasure reading.

As you gather and put on top of each other, blocks that prove that you have a coherent thought, a vision and a level of honesty, aesthetics and dignity that secure the right to ask for a vote, a role in the community.

All this, a blog gives you the power to do it.

If, of course, you give him time and energy too.

And it is a shame also for us

Now, I suppose the shortage of time would be the most frequent and as the justification given by the candidates in these elections should be asked if one asked them why they did not have one blog. And although I have never been a candi- date, I realize that their program is really overloaded at this time.

And also, yes, writing is not an easy job.

It takes time and effort.

And the ability to think and put into order what you write.

So, mental assembly.

And time management skills.

And ability to express. And communication.

And humor.

And transparency, of course.

And respect for those who are waiting to learn your opinions.

And some self-discipline, which becomes very necessary when you fight with the words, because from the writing platform, your office, you do not hear any kind of applause to reward you, like the square's platform or even the quieter.

And what worries me is that all these features (I would like to) expect from our politicians. But they refuse to write systematically.

I'm not saying now, on Sunday's turkey.

Let them have written last year. Or three months ago. Let them write regularly as long as they work regularly for the vision they (say they have). Let them record their opinions and battles, without writing skills, without texts-sheets, without even uploading the posts on the platform with their own hands (let others do the lunch, as a break from the tweets). Let them have a stock with the program and their ideas, something I can search and find (on social media, you know, no one can search to find many, let alone programs and ideas. On social media the words have Life time is shorter than the average person needs to get home on the subway. with his valuable treatise is his blog).

There are certainly issues.

ΥΓ. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad he blinked for a while, 2008, but then stopped. Completely.

They do in France Scientific studies for the language their politicians use on their blogs.

The Guardian has done in. for the most popular blogs of British politicians.



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