Modia Minotaur

Trawling the airwaves to spare you the agony!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Today We Are One!

I'm very happy to say that Modia Minotaur has reached its first birthday today.

When I began this blog, I certainly didn't expect it to amount to much, other than a way to amuse myself at work, and a way to provide a perspective on politics as it is refracted through the always-imperfect lense of the mainstream media. I certainly didn't anticipate my blog being featured in Crikey's Blogwatch section, and even the Weekend Australian.

When you look at it, it wasn't a bad year to start blogging - we saw the resignations of Bob Carr, John Brogden and Geoff Gallup; the Federal Government assume control of the Senate, the adventures of Barnaby Joyce, the march of WorkChoices, the disintegration of the Bush Administration, and now, turmoil in the Federal Liberal Party. Not to mention the sad end of many great blogs like Redrag and Margo Kingston's Webdiary, and the transformation of others, such as Wsacaucus and Cut Price Commentariat.

Nevertheless, it doesn't seem too long ago that I was telling a fellow blogger `Well, I just don't see the point of blogs. All that banging on about nothing in particular ...'

Clearly, I've since learned the point. It's a point that becomes especially important as we face a government increasingly eager to close off other avenues for the sort of alternate opinions that are seen in the blogosphere. Recently, Guy at Polemica said that a vocal minority - even if it is a minority - carries more weight than a silent majority, by virtue of their desire and effort to speak out. It's an idea I tend to agree with. Though I have no time for people who do nothing, I have even less time for people who complain endlessly about what's wrong in the world but go to no effort to fix it. Blogging may not change the world, but at least it gets us discussing about ways to go about it.

This week, my readership is at an all-time high - I'd like to say it's because of my scintillating writing; in fact, it could have something to do with my posts on Alan Jones - and I'd really like to thank everyone who has visited the site over the past year, linked to it, mentioned it and or just plain gave it the time of day. It means a lot to think my opinion is worth something. And thank you, as always, for your opinions too. I hope to see as many of you as possible at's upcoming get-together.



At 12:52 pm, Anonymous milltown pete said...

Happy birthday, Minotaur! Long may you guide us through the Labyrinth of Right Wing media and biased reporting

At 2:11 pm, Blogger Armagnac Esq. said...

Happy birthday!

And you are even linked by the ghost of the former northcote knob! Whoever that was...

Won't see you at stoushdom, come visit melba one day!

At 7:00 pm, Blogger leftvegdrunk said...

Nice work, Minotaur. A stirling effort indeed. I'll clink a glass with you at the Stoush shindig.

At 8:31 pm, Anonymous Guy said...

Great work. Here's hoping there's many more birthdays to come.

At 10:49 am, Blogger Liam said...

Happy birthday indeed. Conversion isn't so bad, by the way, it feels a bit like stopping munching mulberry leaves, cocooning for a bit, then turning all of one's mothlike interests on batting the lightbulbs with one's head.
Uh, sort of.

At 9:04 pm, Blogger Minotaur said...

That's a very pretty image, Liam.

Thanks very much to all of you. :)

At 4:36 pm, Blogger oakleyses said...

longchamp outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, ugg boots clearance, michael kors outlet, prada handbags, uggs outlet, christian louboutin, louboutin shoes, louis vuitton, louis vuitton outlet, michael kors outlet, cheap uggs, chanel handbags, rolex watches, nike free, oakley sunglasses, ugg outlet, louis vuitton handbags, kate spade outlet, longchamp handbags, polo ralph lauren, ray ban sunglasses, nike shoes, longchamp handbags, tory burch outlet, oakley sunglasses, gucci outlet, tiffany and co, oakley sunglasses cheap, michael kors outlet, replica watches, prada outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, burberry outlet, uggs, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet stores, polo ralph lauren outlet, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin outlet, michael kors outlet online sale, burberry outlet, louboutin, air max, tiffany and co, ray ban sunglasses

At 4:39 pm, Blogger oakleyses said...

abercrombie and fitch, nike free pas cher, polo ralph lauren, lululemon outlet online, kate spade handbags, nike tn, michael kors uk, coach outlet store online, hollister, air max pas cher, vans pas cher, nike air force, polo lacoste, sac hermes, hollister, louboutin, sac burberry, true religion outlet, oakley pas cher, mulberry, longchamp, ray ban sunglasses, nike blazer, coach outlet, air max, nike roshe, sac longchamp pas cher, nike air max, air jordan, coach purses, coach factory outlet, air max, north face, nike free, converse pas cher, michael kors outlet, ray ban pas cher, true religion outlet, true religion jeans, new balance pas cher, north face, michael kors, true religion jeans, sac guess, nike roshe run pas cher, ralph lauren, vanessa bruno, michael kors pas cher, timberland, hogan outlet

At 4:41 pm, Blogger oakleyses said...

chi flat iron, iphone cases, air max, converse, new balance shoes, nfl jerseys, ferragamo shoes, herve leger, nike roshe run, converse shoes, oakley, hollister clothing store, hollister, north face outlet, beats by dre, wedding dresses, nike huaraches, abercrombie, north face jackets, vans, celine handbags, birkin bag, babyliss pro, timberland boots, reebok outlet, abercrombie and fitch, mont blanc, instyler, ghd, jimmy choo outlet, mcm handbags, asics running shoes, soccer jerseys, giuseppe zanotti, ralph lauren, air max, soccer shoes, lululemon outlet, valentino shoes, baseball bats, vans shoes, gucci, insanity workout, louboutin, nike trainers, longchamp, ray ban, p90x, bottega veneta, mac cosmetics

At 4:44 pm, Blogger oakleyses said...

links of london, moncler, ugg, thomas sabo, pandora jewelry, ugg, sac louis vuitton, michael kors outlet online, moncler, moncler, hollister, moncler, montre homme, doke gabbana, louis vuitton, sac lancel, canada goose, ugg boots, moncler outlet, wedding dresses, ugg pas cher, sac louis vuitton, canada goose, coach outlet store online, ugg, michael kors handbags, louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, rolex watches, barbour, pandora charms, canada goose uk, louis vuitton uk, marc jacobs, toms shoes, canada goose, moncler, michael kors outlet, supra shoes, canada goose, moncler, barbour, canada goose outlet, swarovski crystal, juicy couture outlet, moncler, canada goose, juicy couture, karen millen, canada goose jackets, swarovski, pandora charms


Post a Comment

<< Home