******************** THIS BLOG HAS MOVED TO WWW.LEGALINSURRECTION.COM ********************

This blog is moving to www.legalinsurrection.com. If you have not been automatically redirected please click on the link.

NEW COMMENTS will NOT be put through and will NOT be transferred to the new website.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Throw Money At This Problem

As those of you who have been following this blog for a while know, I have long contemplated changes to the blog to make it more user friendly.

Every time I try to think through a change, I put it aside because I really, really have no technological savvy.

So I'm going to get help. And that costs.

My goal is to better integrate various forms of social media with the blog, and most important, to set things up so that I can better handle the upcoming election season. I may stick with Blogspot, or may change, but regardless, I am not going to try to be the next "[fill in successful blogger name]."

I'll keep doing what I'm doing, just hopefully in a format which is even better at inflicting blogospheric pain on those who deserve it setting forth ideas on how we can throw the bums out help improve the country in the coming years.

So, there are now two ways of throwing money at a problem, a one-time donation, or a monthly subscription (buttons in left sidebar - could not manage to embed them in this post, which proves how much help I need).

And don't forget that on Election Day in November we are going to have the Mother of All Live Events.

P.S. If anyone has a recommendation of a really good website/social media consultant, let me know either in the Comments or by email.

Related Posts:
Some Things Will Change, Most Will Not
I Need Your Help
What A Day

Follow me on Twitter and Facebook
Bookmark and Share


  1. Oh no. Why does this always happen to my favorite blogs? I come here 2-3 times a day to check for your posts and updates then to scroll the left side to see what the other blogs are talking about. I love this place (and your posts of course). Now it will be a slow-loading, messy fancy place that might not even load on my computer - such as has happened with Powerline Blog, Gay Patriot and Weasel Zippers.

    You have an excellent mind. I'd rather see it focused on substance over form. I genuinely see no room for improvement here.

    (Sorry I'm so grumpy today.)

  2. Okay, well maybe there's one improvement I'd like to see. It'd be pretty cool if commenters weren't moderated once they'd established they aren't spammers or nuts. :)

  3. @Becky - "slow-loading, messy fancy place" will not happen here, and I agree that is what tends to happen. In fact the layout may not change that much, but improved commenting, etc. is the goal.

  4. I use the free version of Wordpress for my blog and I'm quite happy with it. If you want to do more, many bloggers use the commercial version (which allows much more customization) and have it hosted. Sister Toldjah does this and has a designer create her site for her; she's been quite happy with the results. You might want to contact her for advice.

  5. Glad to read your reassurances to Becky because I have the same concerns. Old Dawgs have difficulty with change.

    I'm not like the song "sitting her waitin' for the world to change."

    I, too, come here for your brain power and the fact that you seem really on top of things and a moderator that is truly here - with us and approachable. That is a feeling you must not lose. That is the atmosphere that you have created that brings out so many comments and good ones too.

  6. Can you be more specific? just "improved commenting" does not need too much investment in money and coding.
    I agree with Becky about focusing on substance over form ... yea, keep on doing the good job.

  7. http://www.neonexuscorp.com/

    Great company! Does professional work.

  8. Sociable gadget available through www.blogger.com under the design tab has support for these:

    [Google Buzz] Google Buzz
    [Del.icio.us] Del.icio.us
    [Digg] Digg
    [Reddit] Reddit
    [StumbleUpon] StumbleUpon
    [Technorati] Technorati
    [Facebook] Facebook
    [Twitter] Twitter

    ymmv, but why pay?


  9. Awwwww. It seems we all love you just the way you are.

    And I guess the thanks you get for doing your blog right the first time is a fan insurrection when you want to jigger with it.

    I meant to congratulation you earlier on your daughter's graduation (and job!). I know you're proud. And I know It's a 5 O'Clock World has been stuck in my head all week. So thanks for that.

  10. I just hope you make sure to enunciate if you place a telephone ad...