Hello and welcome to my new blog


By Stephen Pollard
May 2, 2007
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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.)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Enjoy. Or hate. Or feel indifferent. It’s up to you.
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