May 3, 2007
Racist South Africans and angry Ethiopians
I was speaking to a journalist friend a couple of days ago who had just shut down his pan-African blog. The main reason he stopped writing was because of low reader interaction - he wasn't getting any comments.
Passionate posts about Lords Resistance Army atrocities, Nigerian politics, the rise of the mobile phone, the curse of oil etc. etc. all went up without any response.
There were only two topics guaranteed to get the comments flowing. The problem was the comments were so hostile and mean-spirited that they were worse than having no comments at all.
The topics were racism among white South Africans and anything at all about Ethiopia.
Posted by aheavens at May 3, 2007 5:52 AM