Andrew Marr's recent comments, made at the Cheltenham Literary festival , about bloggers and their characteristics was a piece of such sweeping generalisation that one can't help wonder what influence he was under when he made it. But then I don't generally read political bloggers nor the comments people make on blogs - life's too short. Most of the blogs I read seem to be written by women of a certain age, who also have a life outside of the virtual, i.e. in the real world, and are mostly literary blogs. I read blogs to follow my interests, not to read the rants of the ill-informed.