Thought I’d write a quick something to let all of you know I’m in a mode of reading the dissertation text, writing a little bit, then coming online to see political news pretty much.
This is a crucial time for those of us in the minority party: we have to figure out a way to reach voters, and as I’ve said, I’d like the GOP to try and educate its voter base a bit more, not just say “anyone can be a Republican” and leave it at that.
In terms of this blog, this is a very crucial month. Usually the timeline for a blog to take off is 6 months to a year, this is month 7 of this blog being hosted at ashokkarra.com. I don’t know that it is going to take off: the truth is, this blog’s archives come from two others that failed. One I quit at month 6 or 7, the other almost got deleted by the host as spam. Traffic is exceptionally good right now – 12,000 for December, 12,000 in January, but I’d like to see that number be 12,000 a day quite honestly. Despite having 300-400 people visit a day, there aren’t many people linking back: most of the links you’ll see on Technorati or on Google Blog Search are from comments I’ve left at other sites. If you guys have promotion ideas, I’m all ears: a blog’s content gets weighted less as time flies, and this blog depends on people searching and linking back to the archives.
Alright, back to work. Thank you all for visiting – there should be entries on the Phaedo, Seth Benardete on Leo Strauss, Keats and of course Dickinson within the next month, if I can get more dissertation done.