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Where did all the Giving Blogs Go?

Where are they, all the giving blogs? was once the question. Now we have a more interesting question: Why do those who start blogs on philanthropy either say 0836226445next to nothing (as if posts were reviewed by an immediate superior or run by an internal censor) or  fall silent? "What should we talk about?" asks Lucy Berholz, and then falls silent. Philanthropybeat "is an online journal that covers the institutional philanthropy and private foundations," but has no posts as far as I can tell. I wish Lenore Ealy could get a team of conservative thinkers, like Bill Schambra and Amy Kass to blog with her. At a recent conference, Amy told me, about a particular point, "You are completely wrong." And she was right. How can we get that conversational spirit, of heated disgreement, with respect for truth, going in our staid field as we await the talking points from Headquarters? I mean, if you can't blog in your own name without permission get a pseud and speak in parables. Over at Wealth Bondage they always have an opening for a well-bred Professional. If you want to make a Fool of yourself with impunity, I am sure Candidia can put you to work blogging for hire as a public service.  You would think that blogs being "voluntary action in a public space" would be a natural fit with those interested in promoting civil society and citizen engagement. Instead, mostly silence. I should probably take the hint myself and write about, say, spaniels.

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