When is a first strike not a first strike?
When it's Anticipatory Retaliation.

October 13, 2004


Bravo Romeo Delta

Apologies to my pretties,

I think Bill of INDC said it best when he noted that blogging can be a second full-time job.

And that's a lot of time.

Like everyone else, I'm full of excuses, but short on posts. This kind of kills me, because I have a ton of stuff that I want to comment on, and a thousand links that are really worth the reading. But all in all, I've just got my hands too damn full to wrestle with providing the quality you folks deserve (and I try to deliver).

So, long gripe short, the posting is going to continue to be a bit sparse for the near term, and I ask your forebearance.

Which brings me to my second point (and yes, since I'm an evil Republican, I can be self-interested, even when apologizing) - I note that there are a lot of folks who seem to regularly run into this same problem. Good blogs like Electronic Countermeasures, Slartibartfast, the Counter Revolutionary, the Grand Vizier, to name a few seem to fall into a similar category.


I've been wondering about a group blog of those who like to blog and put up high quality posts, but can't always get the time to keep up a steady enough pace of posts to keep a readership happy. So, I'm rolling out the invitation to a group blog, and if you're interesteed, let me know.

Launched by Bravo Romeo Delta at October 13, 2004 06:43 PM

Retaliatiory Launches

Here's the problem. I'm now getting like 4k hits a day, and have at least 30 or so regular non-blog commenters, plus the 100 or so other commenters coming in daily. We've talked about this for awhile, but how would I get my readers to follow me to a new sight?

Here's idea #2-BRD and Demosophist guest blogging at the Jawa??

Just an idea.

Posted by: RS at October 13, 2004 07:43 PM

Since TPB went into indefinite hiatus and now appears on your 'smoldering crater' list, I can hardly say anything about you not posting as often as you like.

(in other news, I have something like 40 gallons of booze currently in production. Even if the blog isn't being worked on, the brew is)

Posted by: CRW at October 13, 2004 10:25 PM

Not a bad idea. And no offense to the excellent Jawa, but I'd feel like an afterthought posting the occasional essay at someone else's site already getting 4000 hits per day and who has hundreds of his own regular posters and commenters.

Starting a new site, rolling together three or four smaller sites into something on the model of PoliPundit seems a more preferable notion. Let me know when you're ready to talk particulars, and I will be open to discussing them.


Posted by: JKS at October 14, 2004 01:25 AM
Here's idea #2-BRD and Demosophist guest blogging at the Jawa??

Just an idea.


I'd be honored to guest blog once in awhile, but how about cross-posting? Dean's World does this, as do a number of other pretty good collections. My main concern about posting on Jawa would be that I'd scroll out of sight so quickly folks might miss one of my jewels. (But then there'd be a lot more folks looking, so it might be a wash.) Worth trying though.

The critical ingredient might be someone coming up with a group blog theme and name that captures and synergizes the themes and orientations of the several contributors. I'm sure where all destined to be rock stars... especially if Bush loses the election. (Being on the outside of governance always improves the polemics.)

By the way a Moonbat Queen recently suggested to me that the Democrats are skedaddling from DC because the Republicans plan to nuke it to ensure a Bush re-election. When I mentioned that Republicans like myself, and neocons in general, are recklessly planning to hang around and usurpe the real eastate the Dems are abandoning, she allowed rather bitterly that we probably deserve one another.

But I was quite impressed by her capacity for black hole logic. Alas, if Kerry wins it may become rare.

Posted by: Demosophist at October 14, 2004 08:53 PM

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