For those interested in how the five writers from Polipundit are doing as the first week since the PoliNova blew, a brief rundown:
Jayson Javitz: Closed his personal blog, “Political Vice Squad”, several months ago, and has no plans to re-open anytime soon. Jayson is teaching as well as running his own legal practice. He might be lured out to do a guest piece once in a while, but cannot say if and when that might happen.
Alexander McClure: Does not have a personal blog. Alexander joined Redstate last week, which pulls between 15,000 and 30,000 hits a day.
Polipundit: Has turned his group blog into a personal blog. Polipundit was pulling just over 15,000 hits a day when things got ugly; his pace since the 17th has been dropping a bit, and now averages around 8,000 a day.
Lorie Byrd: Her personal blog, “Lorie Byrd”, was pulling around 350 hits a day before the blow-up, but is now cruising at a steady 2,000 hits. Lorie has just announced she is joining Wizbang!, which presently averages a very nice 48,000 hits a day, but which will be likely to do even better with Lorie’s addition.
As for me, I am presently at a pace to average 600 hits a day, but that’s started to slow a bit, and may drop down to under 500 for a steady pace. Even so, it’s significantly better than I saw before the Big Boom, and I thank you all very much for that.
I do not know what my plans are, in terms of joining another blog. To be honest, I had hoped to talk the other writers into a new group blog, but that is not going to happen now.
One thing I will have to keep in mind, is to make sure it’s a good fit if I join up with someone else. One obvious need is compatibility with anyone I share space with, and in addition, since I will be starting my MBA studies this fall, that will also be likely to impact my blogging, if only in that I would be doing a lot more business-related articles. I have four priorities where blogging is concerned:
• It has to be authentic for me, not packaged because someone thinks ‘x’ is the flavor of the month;
• It has to be fun sometimes, and change the mood from time to time
• It cannot get in the way of my family
• It has to be good for blogging, good for Conservatives, and good for America
One thing you can count on – whatever I decide, I will be sure to let you know, and as always I respect and appreciate your comments.