| Monday, October 17, 2005
| THUMPING THE TUB
so i finally gave in and started a blog. its taken 3 hours for me to get this far and i still can't seem to get the thing to work properly. will fix it up as soon as i know how. i don't really know what i want to achieve with this. its a chance to rant one day and reason the next.
i write for a few other sites and was nervous of blogging because i can see myself getting into it. thats why i have put it off so long....
time will tell.
|posted by michael the tubthumper @ 6:49 pm
Congrats, Michael. I'm bookmarking this blog right now.
Cool, Michael...I'm adding you to my list now.
Hi Michael -
I have no list, but if I did, you'd be at the top. In fact, if I had a list, you would BE the list, as I really have nowhere else to go.
Good luck, Michael.
- Joe from Mickey's.
thanks joe - u like the orwell thing?
Warning, Blogging can be addictive.
I started about four months ago, and really like it.
If you've already been writing elsewhere, where I came across you, you've already crossed the hardest line. Finding a voice.
And, from your comments, it also looks like you've crossed the second hardest line, generating some traffic. (I have a few hints on this if you're interested; I've grown from 6 to about 50 unique visitors a day in the last month. It's really gotten far more interesting now that I have 44 "unknown" people visiting.)
Different blogs have different philosophies, some focus on opinion, or specialized knowledge, or a particular viewpoint.
Mine for example evolved when I kept emailing articles around that I thought people would be interested in. Kind of a "can you believe they're doing this?"
Much luck, and I will link back.
If I can offer any assistance, please feel free to ask.
Sorry, no email, I'm a bit of a privacy freak. Just leave another comment on any recent post. I'll just respond here and delete it if it's a blog specific question.
|What is Tubthumping and who is doing it?
Name: michael the tubthumper
Home: Glasgow, Scotland
About Me: Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant.
28 years old, I write and research for a couple of websites and also do my own stuff.
See my complete profile
|Thumping The Tub Video
I have made a few short movies. Here are links to free downloads for them all in the order that I made them (as far as I can remember). Please feel free to use, distribute, disagree with, shout at etc etc
Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition
This was a REAL song from World War 2. I was so stunned by it I had to make a movie
How Far Is It From Here to Nuremberg
This is my attempt at a video for the excellent, if worrying, David Rovics (see links) song
What You Like
I believe the word for this is "splenetic". Only 20 seconds long.
What is going on in Iraq? Some things you knew, some you didn't. A couple of bits of info are out of date now.
Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here is a 6 minute film about the unprecendted rate of animal extinction we are currently experiencing
Gorillas and us
I don't like creationism, neither did Douglas Adams
art not oil>
campaign for press freedom
cost of war
downing street says>
food not bombs>
mixed up records
radio 4 all
snow shoe films
video activist network>
U.S. MONETARY Cost of the War in Iraq - other people are spending too, and the human cost is much higher
|some of the blogs I look at
|Arse of the month
The inaugural 'Arse of the month' award goes to our very own Scottish First Minister Jack (Joke) McConnell. He seems to spend a lot of his time sucking up to english politicians and yet it appears they don't even know his name. Follow the link to see..
NODOBY KNOWS ME>
|It's All Gone Scottish
A list of some other Scottish sites and blogs most of which, if not all, are pro-independence. I don't agree with content on all of them obviously. Some are Scots at home, others abroad.
The Scottish Patient>
big stick small carrot>
J. Arthur MacNumpty>
World of Jack McConnell>
The Firefox Chronicles>
Radio Free Scotland>
Scots and independent>
Scottish Independence Guide>
Inveresk Street Ingrate>
|Want to Swot?
If you like this site and think it is time to start getting informed here are a few real favourites of mine that will help you blow away the corporate and government propaganda you are constantly bombarded with. It is added to every so often.
politics and the english language>
the gore exception>
your tax dollars at work>
a cultural chernobyl>
choose life (not trainspotting)>
shooting an elephant>
a war crime within a war crime...>
>the menace of liberal scholarship
the modern era of law>
naming the problem>
the four ages of sand>
a news revolution has begun>
>money is the cause of poverty
countering corporate power>
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