Saturday, May 21, 2011
On Blogging in a Tsunami
It's now a week, almost to the hour, since the first news of DSK's arrest popped up in my inbox. It's been a hectic seven days: I've been on TV twice, on radio in the US once and in France once, have posted about five times as often as usual, and have seen a five- to six-fold increase in traffic. When I got into blogging, it was in the hope of giving myself a good reason to follow the French news more closely than I did previously and to make that news available in English (to the extent possible), as well as to reflect on events. In the past week, I've been doing too little reflecting and too much relaying. It's difficult for one person to keep up this pace, so I'm not going to. In any case, the shock having begun to subside, I expect that news production will return to a more normal rhythm. In the mean time, the week has offered up quite a number of themes that bear more substantial thinking. I hope to return to them as time permits. For now, I'm taking the night off (although I'll be attending a dinner party, where I'll no doubt have to repeat much of what I've been saying for the benefit of others who haven't been following the story quite as closely--although repeating oneself is tiresome). So, bon weekend et à bientôt.