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What Freepers Are The Best Bloggers to Read and Follow (Vanity Question)
7/9/11 | ME

Posted on 07/09/2011 3:39:29 PM PDT by John 8_58

I will try to make this vanity post quick and to the point. As you will notice by looking at my profile, I am new to Free Republic. I have enjoyed reading all the articles posted at Free Republic for a few year now, and just recently jumped in to become an active member.

I am an evangelical young earth right wing conservative who has voted for every Republican presidential nominee going all the way back to Jerald Ford. Like many of you the internet has broadened my knowledge of the world around me. Then I found Free Republic and it seemed like a whole new world of knowledge has been presented to me that I was not getting anywhere else.

One thing I noticed at Free Republic, is that many Freepers have their own blogs, and they post portions of their articles here for other Freepers to read. I also noticed that many Freepers take offense to bloggers as they refer to them as blog pimps. However, I also noticed that not all bloggers are refereed to as blog pimps, and that is part of my question.

What exactly makes one a blog pimp and what makes one a respected blogger? Also, of all the bloggers who post their articles here, which Freeper bloggers are the best ones to follow?


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I figure why waste my time checking them all out, when I am sure many Freepers have an opinion on what they consider good bloggers, and bad bloggers.
1 posted on 07/09/2011 3:39:32 PM PDT by John 8_58
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To: John 8_58

I assume you voted for “Gerald Ford”, not “Jerald”.


2 posted on 07/09/2011 3:42:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: John 8_58

Follow Laz!


3 posted on 07/09/2011 3:42:38 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Defund Elmo, TOTUS, and GOTUS)
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To: John 8_58

There was a fellow around here back in the late nineties named OWK (One Who Knows). I met him at the March For Justice and expressed my appreciation for his writings. I don’t believe he’s around here anymore, though. More’s the pity, I loved reading his stuff.


4 posted on 07/09/2011 3:43:08 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: John 8_58
Maybe a starting point.......

*The Pimp and The Poster (Mod Lecture Series)

*JimRob on Blogs


5 posted on 07/09/2011 3:44:25 PM PDT by deport
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yes, my bad.


6 posted on 07/09/2011 3:44:51 PM PDT by John 8_58 ( "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.")
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To: John 8_58; blam

Most all of the posts that catch my attention seem to be posted by blam.


7 posted on 07/09/2011 3:45:03 PM PDT by realpatriot (Some spelling (and grammar for the grammar nazis) errers entionally included!)
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To: John 8_58; humblegunner

Only one person can answer blog questions.
Ping Humblegunner.


8 posted on 07/09/2011 3:45:18 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: deport

Wow thanks.


9 posted on 07/09/2011 3:45:28 PM PDT by John 8_58 ( "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.")
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To: OwenKellogg

lol


10 posted on 07/09/2011 3:46:07 PM PDT by hannibaal
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To: John 8_58
Don't pay attention to me. When I post something the thread usually dies.

I don't do it on purpose... it just seems to happen.

Welcome to FR.

11 posted on 07/09/2011 3:46:15 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: John 8_58

Are you:

1. “evangelical young earth”
2. “young earth right wing”

Why not Mars or Venus?

I am confused.


12 posted on 07/09/2011 3:47:47 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: John 8_58

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2746171/posts

John Semmens


13 posted on 07/09/2011 3:51:01 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: John 8_58

I don’t think FreeRepublic is truly a ‘blog’. It’s a discussion forum. We don’t have our own ‘blogs’; we have “ping lists” or, as in my case ‘Snap list’ (Western Pa lingo as in ‘gumband snap’) or Joe Brower has the “Bang List” for his gun rights thread.

It depends on what you are interested in, KathyinAlaska hosts the ‘Freeper Canteen’ - honoring and supporting our troops. Sunkin Civ has the Archaeology ping list. There are too many to name.


14 posted on 07/09/2011 3:51:12 PM PDT by sneakers ("Obama is like the dog that chased a car and caught it. Now he doesn't know what to do with it.")
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To: John 8_58; humblegunner
You need to ask the Blogger Overlord who is the best!
15 posted on 07/09/2011 3:51:29 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: mnehring; John 8_58

Oh my.
This deserves serious thought and and a serious answer.

Self-ping to address this in the morning over coffee.
In a serious manner.

The questions are valid and deserve a better response than I can give at the moment.

Cogitating,

humblegunner


16 posted on 07/09/2011 3:53:43 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Young Earth? Is that what Mars calls it when it wants us to get off its lawn? Are we reminded by Saturn how it always walked to school uphill both ways, in the snow? Does Uranus keep telling Earth “when I was your age”?


17 posted on 07/09/2011 3:53:43 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: John 8_58
My Buddy, OneVike blogs at Gate, and he is a great example of what a decent blogger is. You will never see him being confused with the blog pimps. If more bloggers followed his lead, then you would never hear the term "Blog Pimp" again.

Basically, follow the guys who post their entire article here, instead of just an excerpt and a link. OV, only posts links to his blog if he has a video. Otherwise he posts the entire article which means you never have to visit his site unless you want to giver him a hit.
18 posted on 07/09/2011 3:54:29 PM PDT by Tom Hawks
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To: John 8_58; butterdezillion; little jeremiah; rxsid; Fred Nerks; FARS; Beckwith; LucyT; Jean S; ...

Butterdezillion, little jeremiah, STARWISE, rxsid, fred nerks, FARS (runs Anti-Mullah a blog that reports on what is happening inside Iran), Beckwith (runs the Obama File, LucyT, JeanS, Jim Robinson, John Robinson, Kristinn (he is BRILLIANT and I am not exagerating, Las Vegas Ron, Red Steel... I pretty much pop my head out of the gopherhole any time I see something by these folks, and a lot of others. These are just a few that come to mind. I KNOW I missed a bunch of people, forgive me guys! I have 3 ten year old boys at the house for a two day stayover... I am a bit frazzled LOL :)


19 posted on 07/09/2011 3:55:22 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: John 8_58
What exactly makes one a blog pimp and what makes one a respected blogger?

Good bloggers write their own material and post it in full on FR. Blogpimps instead excerpt their own material to get blog hits. Many of these pimps have numerous ads on their blogs and get paid per click. The pimps typically care more about getting hits for their blogs than about sharing info with FReepers. Some blogpimps have also been busted for plagiarism.

Those bloggers who don't needlessly exerpt their own work are not bothered and can become well respected.

20 posted on 07/09/2011 3:57:01 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: John 8_58

DUmmie FUnnies is often excellent.


21 posted on 07/09/2011 3:57:34 PM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
LOL

I am an evangelical Christian who believes the earth was created by God's voice, and it was about 10,000 years ago, not billions.
22 posted on 07/09/2011 3:58:38 PM PDT by John 8_58 ( "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.")
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To: John 8_58
To make a long story short, a long time ago, articles from news sources were all posted in their entirety. Some FR members would write their own commentary as entire threads (i.e. Vanity posts), which were sometimes well received (if the content was good and thought provoking), but more usually received somewhere between skeptically and harshly.

Over a decade ago, FR got taken to court for depriving some major news sources of website hits in an argument over copyright vs. fair use doctrine. The fallout from that was that some sources can no longer be posted on FR. Some require an excerpt with a link to the original source for the full article and some may still be posted in their entirety.

The excerpted articles were generally received as an inconvenience by FReepers at the time since we were used to coming here and reading the full articles and discussing them here. Some links required registration at the sources to read the full articles etc., so it was viewed as a bad thing.

Then, a lot off bloggers came along who, while posting their own content, excerpted it to push hits for their blogs, even though there was no requirement for the articles to be excerpted since the copyright holder (if there was one) was the person posting the article to FR, so excerpting, which was viewed by most folks as a necessary evil to view some source material, became a means for folks to 'pimp' their own blogs, using FR as the street corner.

Subsequently, the view on Vanities has somewhat changed, i.e. if you're a member of FR and feel you have something worth posting that will be thought provoking, intriguing, and want to have it viewed, read and hashed out here on FR, post the whole thing.

We'll let you know what we think of it. 'Blog pimping' is generally frowned upon (except of course by the pimps) by those of us that perceive FR as a conservative community and gathering place. If a person wants to have their blog, article, column, etc. read and discussed here they're certainly welcome to, but it's perceived as disrespectful to use this site as a gateway to draw attention to your stuff posted elsewhere.

23 posted on 07/09/2011 3:59:14 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: John 8_58; humblegunner

Anyone who has not been sniffed out and zotted by humblegunner is O.K.


24 posted on 07/09/2011 4:01:25 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: gorush; John 8_58; OWK; betty boop; Alamo-Girl; logos; Stingray; jennyp
Welcome to FR John 8_58.

Iv'e often wondered what became of OWK.Pinging some who may know.

Not sure an "evangelical young earth" type fella would be that enamoured with the likes of OWK though.8)

There are many great intellects here and many differing viewpoints.It's sometimes difficult to know who's right and who's not.Like anywhere else it'll be the spirit of the poster that will help you determine which way you lean.Enjoy.

25 posted on 07/09/2011 4:05:50 PM PDT by mitch5501 (My guitar wants to kill your momma!)
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To: John 8_58
Free Republic is more of a forum than a blog. A web log usually reflects a single persons point of view whereas Free Republic represents many points of view. It's more of a “Rock Soup” if you will, everyone adds to the discussions. If you only look for certain posters, you may miss something remarkable posted by someone else. There are poster here with backgrounds that would suprise you, don't filter them out.
26 posted on 07/09/2011 4:06:03 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yep, and thats pretty much all someone needs to know.

Some FReepers do have blogs. I have one I never update. heh. I still use its blogroll though.


27 posted on 07/09/2011 4:06:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Joe 6-pack; Tom Hawks; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Danae; humblegunner; sneakers

That information is great. You all have really started me on the right track. Thanks for the history lesson on FR also Joe 6-pack.


28 posted on 07/09/2011 4:06:26 PM PDT by John 8_58 ( "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.")
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To: Danae

Blush blush - I actually do have a blog but I haven’t done anything on it for a long time.

I don’t belong in the list!

THREE ten year old boys - wowzers!


29 posted on 07/09/2011 4:09:50 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

I think the poster mistakenly listed other good posters, not necessarily bloggers.

It is common these days to mistake posting for blogging.

Common and ignorant.


30 posted on 07/09/2011 4:12:30 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: John 8_58
:-)

Btw, welcome to FR.

31 posted on 07/09/2011 4:13:12 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Thank you, and I look forward to meeting many new friends.


32 posted on 07/09/2011 4:14:20 PM PDT by John 8_58 ( "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.")
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To: John 8_58; Alas Babylon!; bray; rodguy911; maica; kabar; Miss Marple; altura
Whatever you do, don't miss the weekly "Sunday Morning Talk Show" thread for the wisest, most intelligent and well-informed group of FReepers on this forum. I don't post there, but I never miss a Sunday reading their comments.

Click here for the July 3 thread.

33 posted on 07/09/2011 4:18:38 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (My God can't be bribed by money or good works or bound by manmade "covenants". Romney's can.)
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To: humblegunner

So, not all those freepers have blogs?

So humblegunner? when you thought out a good answer for my questions,m please alert me to it. I really do want to know who the good Freeper bloggers are to follow. I find the knowledge at FR to be of very high quality, and the opinions expressed here to be very good.

That being said, I do understand that many former members of FR have gone on to great things in the new world of media and that they are fighting the good fight. I really do want to support them.


34 posted on 07/09/2011 4:18:59 PM PDT by John 8_58 ( "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.")
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To: greyfoxx39

I will be here, to join right after Church.


35 posted on 07/09/2011 4:20:30 PM PDT by John 8_58 ( "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.")
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To: John 8_58

I forgot to mention that the current link is always posted in the “Breaking News” sidebar.


36 posted on 07/09/2011 4:24:14 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (My God can't be bribed by money or good works or bound by manmade "covenants". Romney's can.)
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To: John 8_58
I really do want to know who the good Freeper bloggers are to follow.

Well frankly the first question I must ask is why you think
it needful to limit yourself to FReepers who have blogs.

The content and the commentary right here on FR is by far
superior to that of any blog. Those FReepers who have blogs
will invariably subject us to them right here. In full or in part.

Far better content, on average, is available on the main forum.
Following only blogs seems quite limiting and narrow of scope.

Is there a particular reason you are interested in following the blogs
written by FReepers as opposed to participating in FRee Republic itself?

37 posted on 07/09/2011 4:26:37 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Oh I don’t only want to follow freeper blogs. I follow many conservative Christian and conservative political blogs. It’s just that I have read a lot of different things by freepers and I am wanting to expand my base of knowledge, but also would like to support those who are treating FR with the respect it deserves.

That is why those who are considered good bloggers I will give hits to and follow. Those who are considered blog pimps that are only want to use FR top draw people away to their site for the sake of hits I will ignore.

It will save me from needlessly wasting my time.


38 posted on 07/09/2011 4:35:38 PM PDT by John 8_58 ( "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.")
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To: humblegunner

Another thing. I am very heavily involved in my church. So I have limited time to do much more than read. When and if I have time to converse with others, like today, I will.

Who knows what the future will bring? For now I am in the information gathering mode.

I hope that answers your question. If not I will try to elaborate some more.


39 posted on 07/09/2011 4:39:26 PM PDT by John 8_58 ( "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.")
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To: humblegunner

Another thing. I am very heavily involved in my church. So I have limited time to do much more than read. When and if I have time to converse with others, like today, I will.

Who knows what the future will bring? For now I am in the information gathering mode.

I hope that answers your question. If not I will try to elaborate some more.


40 posted on 07/09/2011 4:39:35 PM PDT by John 8_58 ( "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.")
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To: gorush

I remember OWK and the discussions we all had back then.


41 posted on 07/09/2011 4:43:20 PM PDT by Huck
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To: John 8_58

My opinion is only my own and likely does not match that of many others here.

I’ll privately send you a list of recommendations and warnings.
Some blogs are full of bad mojo, viruses and spyware.

One way to judge a FReeper who posts from his blog is to click
on his name and then click “in forum”.

This shows you his comment history. If this history is comprised
of only “post #1” it indicates he only posts from his blog and
never participates in discussion here. This means he’s here for blog hits.

You can also click “articles” while on that page.
This will show if he posts only from his blog or sometimes from other sources.

If he only posts from his own source, he is using FR as an advertising platform and is a piece of excrement.

Only my opinion, though.


42 posted on 07/09/2011 4:53:06 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

I knew she meant posters. But I added about my inactive blog anyway.

Everyone knows you’re the most intelligent member of FR, no doubt the best shot, and probably the handsomest, too.

Thank you for your words of wisdom, as always!


43 posted on 07/09/2011 5:12:57 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

Naw, I’m butt ugly.

But the rest is true, I’ll tell you what.


44 posted on 07/09/2011 5:17:55 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: John 8_58

Got it. Thanks. And thanks for not taking offense at the somewhat snarky comment!


45 posted on 07/09/2011 5:19:06 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: John 8_58

Your could follow my blog ... but only if you like geeky, mathy webcomics and stuff and understand that sort of thing. Otherwise, .... oh, that’s not what you were talking about. Nevermind.


46 posted on 07/09/2011 5:26:31 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: greyfoxx39; acapesket; A.Hun; Aleya2Fairlie; aligncare; altura; Bernard; bray; cajungirl; Carley; ..
Whatever you do, don't miss the weekly "Sunday Morning Talk Show" thread for the wisest, most intelligent and well-informed group of FReepers on this forum. I don't post there, but I never miss a Sunday reading their comments.

What a nice thing to say about us....









Even if it is true!

47 posted on 07/09/2011 5:28:32 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

I’ve been a fan for years. You’re a classy bunch, you are. ;0)


48 posted on 07/09/2011 5:31:20 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (My God can't be bribed by money or good works or bound by manmade "covenants". Romney's can.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Dude. And you are the leader of this rag tag band...


49 posted on 07/09/2011 5:32:10 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: humblegunner; John 8_58

“One way to judge a FReeper who posts from his blog is to click
on his name and then click “in forum”.”

Ackshully, that is good way to check out any poster you aren’t familiar with. The Overlord hisself taught me that...and boy, did I ever learn.


50 posted on 07/09/2011 5:35:44 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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