I believe today is the one year anniversary of this blog’s first post at its original home so now seems as appropriate a time as ever to start blogging again.
So here’s the deal. As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve moved. The new digs are roomier, prettier, and have more ads. That’s because when my amazing internship at TPM Media ends in two and a half weeks I’m going to get serious about blogging in a way I haven’t before. That’s why I put down the money on a domain and that’s why the ads are here. Right now the goal is to make enough money off of ads just to cover the cost of the domain, but eventually I’d like to see if I can transform this into more than a time-consuming obsession and into something of a part-time job.
To whatever readers I have left over from the previous incarnation of this site, I’m going to need your help for that. If you like what you read here, tell your friends. Link to stuff. Digg it. Favorite me on Technorati. Facebook note readers might consider clicking through to the actual site. Maybe even click on one of the ads. And if you want to do me a really big favor, you might consider cutting out the middleman and subsidizing my existence by donating to either my PayPal or PayPages accounts (both of which should have convenient little buttons at the top of the leftmost column). If you help me out, that means I won’t need to get another job and that means I’ll have more time to write, blog, and generally improve the quality of this site.
By the way, this site is soon going to have yet another exciting feature – music! I have a friend who’s an extremely talented musician and who has been looking for a place to host his music. So stay tuned for some free mp3’s and if you like what you hear you should throw a donation his way too. Once I get some of my own music recorded it will probably go up here as well.
Well it’s been a while, but it feels good to be back blogging. Quite a lot has happened during my time at TPM – from the Petraeus report to Blackwater to Huckabee’s surge to Clinton’s stumble to the most recent revelations that Romney doesn’t want a Muslim in his cabinet and Giuliani had local government subsidize his adultery. And that’s barely scratching the surface. And then of course there’s the debate tonight, which I’m not watching at the moment.
Just a little side note – one area where I was very wrong about the 2008 from before I headed off to my TPM internship was in my prediction that there was more to Brownback’s campaign than met the eye. Turned out there was actually exactly as much to Brownback’s campaign as met the eye and it tanked. My mistake.
Blogging is going to be at best sporadic and at worst virtually nonexistent until my internship at TPM ends and classes finish for the semester. But after that this is really going to kick into high gear.