A year ago today I was seized with the passion to make the leap from reading blogs to writing one. I started with a free WordPress blog, but quickly went the self-hosted route so my first post here is dated January 25, 2009.
In terms of passion, joy, enthusiasm and good luck — and a feeling that I am fulfilling my destiny — this experience is comparable to the amazing sequence of events that brought my late life partner, Margaret Ardussi, into my life.
I am grateful to my fellow conservative and libertarian bloggers who embraced me without reserve and mentored me. I am especially grateful to the following:
Joy McCann of Little Miss Attila, whose invitation to coffee gave me the courage to sign up for CPAC 2009; Stacy McCain, of The Other McCain, who was the gracious subject of my first post last March to receive an Insta-Lanche, and his co-blogger, Chris “Smitty” Smith; Jennifer Lawson, The Bloggess; Prof. Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit; Prof. William Jacobson, of Legal Insurrection; Ed Morrissey and Allahpundit, of Hot Air; Michelle Malkin (for accepting my trackbacks); my dear Hill Buzz boyz for being one of the first to put this blog in their blogroll the way I prefer to be listed (“A Conservative Lesbian”); Roger Simon and Aaron Hanscom of Pajamas Media; David Horowitz, Jamie Glazov and David Swindle of Newsreal blog — and for inducting me into the Sisterhood of the Feminist Hawks; Daniel Blatt, of Gay Patriot; Andrew Breitbart; Charles Winecoff, of Big Hollywood; Serge Gor; Matthew Vadum; Moe Lane; Jimmy Bise; Cassandra of Villainous Company; Dan Riehl; The Anchoress (for accepting my trackbacks); No Sheeples Here — I’m sure there are more, but I’ll have to finish this post later.
Update, later on 1/12/2010, Tues.:
I had to stop writing earlier to go to an appointment and as I was heading to my car I realized that I hadn’t yet thanked my dear, gentle readers. So now I am thanking you. You all are the best. I am grateful to each and every one of you.
Looking forward to 2010, I will continue blogging here because it gives me so much joy. I also will cover Gov. Sarah Palin for David Horowitz’s Newsreal blog starting tonight. Eric Hoffer and his book, The True Believer, are fundamental to the point of view over there — and I was raised on Eric Hoffer, so it’s a good fit. By the way, this has been brewing since I sided with Phyllis Chesler against Naomi Wolf over burqas, and they promptly welcomed me into the Sisterhood of the Feminist Hawks, so it is not related to my favorable review of David Horowitz’s latest book, A Cracking of the Heart. I also will continue to submit pieces periodically to Pajamas Media — they have been very good to me and I like them a lot.
I also have other writing projects I’ll be working on to generate my own income. I’m currently working for room and board as my father’s caregiver. I am glad to be making his life as long and happy as I can. And I feel fortunate to have meaningful work to do while I am recovering my health and re-starting my writing career.
Thank you, dear gentle readers — I wish you every blessing always and I look forward to continuing to blog for you!