Blog It: Hellos and goodbyesWritten by Lisa Renee Ward | | firstname.lastname@example.org
From my personal experience half of those who start blogging will stop after a year or so, and after that half of those will then stop in the next several years; with the rest blogging on until the day they can no longer type. As I’ve mentioned before it’s almost like the circle of life, one blog fades away, a new blog is born. Recently several larger Ohio blogs had some goodbyes to say and some new ones appeared on the net.
Jeff Coryell had been blogging for several years and created Ohio Daily Blog in 2007, it was one of the more popular partisan blogs out there with Jeff being the one selected by the Democratic Party to go the DNC convention in Denver. Jeff did a great job in covering the general assembly elections but recently he decided it was time to stop blogging. The site is still live since it was not a personal blog but one where others have posting privileges, so it goes on, but won’t be the same without Jeff.
It’s not clear what is next for The Point beyond knowing that the two bloggers that were involved, Ben Keeler and Kyle Kutuchief are seeing their days there coming to an end. Both will still be blogging at their personal blogs, Ben has the Keeler Political Report and Kyle has The Chief Source. The Chief Source went through some goodbyes as well very recently with a large number of the contributors on the site moving on to different interests. Now it’s down to two, Kyle and Robert.
When I first started blogging I used to spend quite a bit of time debating the “horsemen” of Psychobilly Democrats, it then got to the point where only “Redhorse” was posting on a regular basis. Now he has decided to put away the keyboard and all that remains of all of the years of posting is the goodbye post.
I promised some new blogs, rather than this being an blogituary piece, and there is a new blog in town, right here in Toledo. It is Toledo Issues that as you can tell by the name focuses on issues related to our area. The creator of this blog has also made a national blog, The Right View.
Liberally Conservative is not a new blog, but it’s one that is new to me as far as discovering it. It is written by Dan Bistrow who states he is a Reagan Conservative and while I can’t say I always agree with him, his posts are written in a very thorough and thought provoking style that many of you will enjoy.
Another new blog that’s just few months old is The Right Wing Professor. I especially recommend his recent post on Veteran’s Day, he raised some valid points concerning which days Universities select as holidays.
All of this reminds me of an old song I used to sing when I was a girl scout, “make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold” which in the world of blogging would mean, still read your favorites but there’s always room for a few more in your daily read list. Good luck to those who have moved on and welcome to those who have begun.
Lisa Renee can be found on Glass City Jungle and by email at email@example.com.