Monday, December 31, 2007

All Hail My Triumphant Return... Or Something Like That

Itsa me, TheSquire. It has been a while since I last blogged, and I only recently started paying attention again to blogs hosted at places other than Scienceblogs. I took the break from blogging because, well, I had a lot of other stuff I was doing with my life. I still will not be able to post as often, or as much, as when I was an undergrad, seeing as I have a job where I get paid to do things other than putz around the Web all day.

So, since I'm being upfront about things not being the same, why am I blogging at all? Basically, since the primary is about a month away (on "Super-Duper Tuesday" >.>) I decided that I should start paying a lot more attention to politics and educate myself. That, of course, necessitated me reading blogs, which got me angry, and I have to put that somewhere, hence the new blog.

Right now, besides being an outlet for my opinions, I have not quite decided what to do with this blog yet. Those who stop by when this post is fresh may notice that the template will be in constant flux. The old blog predates the acquisition of Blogger by Google, and was written in pure HTML which I had to flog in order to do anything like what I wanted. This blog, and its new template, is a lot more modular, making it easier to play with and tweak, which is what I will be doing with it for the foreseeable future.

One of the lacks in the Champaign-Urbana area is a strong liberal presence in the blogosphere. This is probably not helped by the fact that Illinipundit is a conservative group blog, while the liberals in the area are mostly students, who are both transient and not as likely to set up a group operation. If anyone expresses interest, I would be open to allowing others to post here, making this a collaborative effort. Perhaps we can do something new. Perhaps no one cares. We'll see.

In any case, look forward to more of my semi-coherent ramblings. I hope you missed them, 'cos I plan on feeding you all a steady diet.


Glock21 said...

Welcome back!

The Squire said...

Thankee, thankee.

Matthew said...

Great to have you back, Squire! :-)

Kathleen said...

Just found your blog from your Facebook entry. I tend to get too angry or despairing to talk politics intelligently, so I'm always glad to see somebody else doing it.

IlliniPundit said...

Welcome back!

The Squire said...

RE: All

Thank you. It's good to be back.

rknil said...

Thank the heavens you're back. The people at IP have lost their minds, if they ever had them to start with.

You can almost template their one-dimensional stuff now:

"Why doesn't the NCAA do something about (fill in mascot name here)? (Fill in mascot name here) is just as offensive as the Chief ever was!"

"If the state can ban smoking, why doesn't it ban cheese? Cheese is just as bad for you as smoking!"

"My grandpappy NEVER went to the doctor! And he was just fine, until he succumbed to treatable triple pneumonia! We don't need government in our medicine cabinet!"

And so on and so on and so on ...