Skip to comments.The New Free Republic Bloggers and Personal Web Sites Forum
Posted on 04/12/2004 12:07:16 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
For all of you who have blogs or personal web sites or personal news or opinion or forum sites that you would like to discuss or promote on Free Republic, here's the place to do it.
Our new Bloggers & Personal forum is for:
Click on the "Bloggers & Personal" forum link on the Forums sidebar of the latest posts pages.
Hopefully, this will become a very popular forum for promoting and or discussing blogs and personal opinion/news/forum pages.
Sorry. couldn't resist.
Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent miscellaneous ping list.
Thanks a lot!!
Gee, if you really want to go nuts and stay forever rooted in that chair, here's a grab of links to many other blogs...
Alisa in Wonderland
Amish Tech Support
Andrew Jackson's W*blog
Angua's First Blog
A Small Victory
Belligerent Bunny Blog
The Beauty of Gray
Bucket o' Rants
Chloe and Pete
Coyote at the Dog Show
Cut on the Bias
A Dog's Life
Dreaded Purple Master
The Edge of England's Sword
Freedom and Whisky
Happy Fun Pundit
Hit and Run
The Insolvent Republic of Blogistan
Jarvis's War Log
Letter from Gotham
little green footballs
Look Back in Anger
Mean Mr. Mustard
Man Without Qualities
Merde in France
Mind Over What Matters
more than zero
Dawn "Up Yours" Olsen
One Hand Clapping
Pizza Guy Tom
The Primary Main Objective
Public Interest UK
Punk Rock Academy
Sine qua Non Pundit
Sound and Fury
Talking Points Memo
Turned up to 11
Where is Raed?
Winds of Change
Ye Olde Blogge
With great respect,
John / Billybob
The Nation's nattering nabob of effete offensiveness, shallow socialism, knee-jerk observations and pretentious haircut?
I'm sticking with your brilliant DUBOBs...as I sink further into the cushion.
The New Free Republic Bloggers and Personal Web Sites Forum (THIS thread)
Posted by Jim Robinson
On News/Activism 04/12/2004 12:07:16 AM PDT with 14 comments
Bloggers and Personal Web Sites Forum ^ | 04/11/04 | Jim Robinson
New Forum for Bloggers and posters with personal web sites! (the OTHER thread)
Posted by Jim Robinson
On Bloggers & Personal 04/11/2004 11:37:41 PM PDT with 17 comments
The purpose of this is twofold.
1) To make it so that some things which, to date, have been pulled will no longer need to be pulled. This should make the posters of such things happier, and make it so that those who would enjoy those things happier.
2) Help keep the main forum less cluttered.
And this should be done without watering down the main forum.
Blog posts are very similar to vanities, but had not been treated as such since they were 'published' elsewhere. The new forum will allow us to treat them more like vanities. The substantive posts in this category will still be welcome in the main forum. It would be a mistake, for example, to move Wretchard's incredible analysis of the Iraq fighting out of the main forum.
Also, some blogs have attained a status which is comparable to the web presence of major publications. Instapundit comes to mind, as does Lileks. With almost half a million visitors since December, I think the aforementioned Wretchard falls into that category as well. Little Green Footballs. The Volokh Conspiracy. I am not talking about the one line entries by these monsters of the blogosphere, but rather the longer posts they do which are essentially self-published articles. These are not going to be moved.
Similarly, certain writers and pundits have their own blogs. Roger L. Simon. NRO's The Corner. Mickey Kaus. These professional writers blog posts are generally not going to be moved by me.
This is obviously going to mean that there is some subjectivity involved. Some are going to say the moderators are not being consistent. That is all understood, and to some degree will be true. Despite this, the end result will still be a tidier, more on-focus main forum with fewer threads flat-out pulled, and as such will be an improvement over the status quo.