Monday, June 13, 2005

Two New Kids On The Blog

Regular readers might have noticed 2 new commenters here in our cast of regular ranters. These two also happen to have their own blogs.

Rising Blue Tide's "FDR" has left a few comments and I've been emailed the link by someone who may or may not be the author - I have my theories on who's penning this badboy - but don't know for sure yet. Once "FDR" reveals her- or, I suspect, himself, I'll be more comfortable linking over there. Stylistically strong, however, which is always appreciated.

Also, another anonyblogger (whose identity I do know and is in the comments on this site) has started Musings of a Conservative Democrat with the great address bluedogmusings.blogspot.com. Too bad he's gone 'round the bend on the Special Election issue. He's another Stag, as well, and we always give bonus points for that.

6 comments:

The_Question said...

If any of you visit my blog, you'll have to forgive the current rudimentary nature of it. I'm still developing a blogging style, and I'm also trying to get a good look for site. I would still love to hear your comments, though. Practice makes perfect...

cd said...

when it comes to blogs - susbtance always beats style. okay, almost always beats style. you'll note this blog is a barely amended basic blogger template. way old blogger template at that. but i still love it. and another former RISLOGer gussied it up for me. all in the family . . . .

if the content is good, no one really cares about the layout, so long as it's readable. and even if you want to tweak things around the edges - a few weeks of compulsive playing around and googling should help you out.

FDR said...

Muchos Gracias for the link

Josh said...

What is the deal with the anonymous stuff? I understand it when you are the second in command of the FBI "rating" out your boss. But when you are freely expressing your opinions, why not reveal yourself? Be proud of who you are, and say what YOU think. People will listen more.

cd said...

I recently had a long discussion with a non-blogger who shares my dream of some day running for office. You may have noted in watching coverage of, oh say, every campaign ever, that the media has, in effect, mirandized all would-be politicos: you have the right to remain silent; should you give up that right, anything you say can and will be used against you (along with anything you wrote, worked on, approved, didn't write, didn't actually say, never really thought, and may have one time said jokingly at a cocktail party).

therefore, smart people probably don't blog. or at least don't let people know they blog. which ruins the point, since i know few bloggers who don't secretly hope to be discovered and get their own NYT profile and subsequent book/screeplay deal.

i've already probably damned myself a 1000 times over because i frequently poke at my own party as well as the other side. but as i've said frequently - i reserve the right to change my mind, i resent any one who tries to take that right from me; and in many ways, this blog is integrity insurance for later: if i waver from good beliefs, i hope my friends and readers call me out and ask me why. then i also hope that they listen to my explanation.

since you know me personally, and might know details about my private life, employment situation, etc, and because you're a whip-smart CMCer, you can figure out all the other things that make blogging uber-dangerous. i also trust that you - and others - won't posit those theories here. but you can figure it out.

i now know the identities of both bloggers linked here. i won't really reveal them unless they allow me to. but i know how to weigh an judge links since i know who they are.

true identity does give one's blogs greater gravitas. but the consequences carry the same gravitas.

Josh said...

I made a big, long comment, but then it did not post. By the end of it I said something like - Stand up, be counted, and we will care about you. I'm sure you can imagine what I said leading up to that.