I've been blogging regularly since 2004, and anyone who's ever blogged before knows it's hard to sustain the same level of enthusuasm day in and day out. The reason that compelled you to start doing it in the first place (in my case, the media's shameful failure to challenge Bush's immoral, lie-laden invasion of Iraq) fades, and new causes rise and fall. Sometimes I think about folks who a) blog full-time and b) have been doing for even longer -- like my friend here in Philadelphia, Duncan Black (Atrios), who's marking his 10th anniversary of blogging this month.
Leave it to him to remind us why we fight:
The ESCHATON DECADE has been a pretty (bleep)ed up decade, a time when this country stopped even bothering to pretend to live up to many of its supposed ideals. We go to war and kill lots of people for no good reason, elites have eliminated any accountability for themselves for criminal wrongdoing, we've tortured and assassinated people, and the response to massive economic suffering and related criminal fraud has been to give lots of free money to the people who caused it all.