The decision by veteran blogger Iain Dale to quit the blogosphere has sparked a debate about the future of blogging
Dale – widely acknowledged as the guru of political blogging in Britain, cited time and political backbiting as the reasons for stopping his daily blog, which attracted 130 000 unique visitors a month.
‘It’s a very aggressive, sometimes macho environment,’ he told listeners of this morning’s Today programme. ‘If you don’t defend yourself in the blogosphere, you get trampled on. Sometimes I’ve gone too far’
Dale disagreed. ‘I don’t think blogging is finished. There’s still a future for blogging.’