For starters, I can't find my copy of "Crisis of Abundance," which is very embarrassing, so I'm reluctant to show my face here. I finished it while waiting for this parade, and then I had to run to the end of the parade route in the rain to rescue some wet marchers. Somehow I lost track of it in the madness and have yet to find it.
Second, I only post if I have something to say. If it's tax or Iowa, and it bothers me, I might post. Or not.
Third, I post elsewhere. I have my work blog and my picture blog so my Mom in Illinois can see lots of pictures of the boys, etc. Also I have posting rights at Chequer-Board for when something in Iowa needs wider notice.
Finally, a poster at a favorite infrequently-updated blog puts it well:
Look, it's not that I don't pay attention to the news. But frankly, I can't see any reason why anybody else should care about my opinion on world or national events. Anything I'd be inclined to say I'm sure has already been said, better than I could say it, somewhere else. Adding value, people. I've already got all the captive audience I need here at home, people I can harangue in person, and even tell to go to their room if they disagree with me.
There are a lot of smart bloggers out there. If I have something to get off my chest that is otherwise neglected - say, the stupid Clive traffic-light cameras - I'll say it. Most of the time, though, somebody else has already said it for me.