By Stephen Pollard
May 2, 2007
Welcome to my new blog. I’ve been blogging on my own site, stephenpollard.net, since...well, since before anyone had ever heard of the word ‘blog’. I never meant to blog. I started with a site on which IA would post articles that I’d written for various newspapers and magazines. Without really knowing that I was blogging, I began to post small items which I’d written just for the site. Things which annoyed or interested me but which were too small for a proper column somewhere. Over time, the site morphed into a fully fledged blog, and I became known as a blogger.
And then the Spectator came along and asked me if I’d join their site as the Spectator’s blogger. It seemed like too good an opportunity to miss. So here I am; and here it is. (My old site will carry on as a repository for various columns, but I'll no longer blog on it. This will now be my blogging home.)
There’s no real theme to the blog, beyond my interests and enthusiasms. On serious matters, I get stirred up by those who either refuse to acknowledge the threat we face from militant Islam or those who are fellow travellers with terror. I get annoyed by the likes of Polly Toynbee and her ‘do what I tell you to do’ leftists. And I get angered by those who fit into the category you’ll probably see most of here: buffoons.
I also get obsessive about horse racing, Spurs and classical music.A A But if none of that grabs you, I hope there will always be something which does.
I make no claims whatsoever for either this blog or blogging in general. They’re both just one other mixture in the pot. If you’re interested by what I write here, that’s great. But if you don’t, there’s a simple answer. Ignore it. It’s free, and no one is forced to have a look.
Enjoy. Or hate. Or feel indifferent. It’s up to you.