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The Conservative Journal Family Just Got a Little Bigger

A few weeks ago, I sent out an “SOS” asking anyone who was interested in helping me handle this blog to please come forth, take the virtual blogging pen, and write to their heart’s content.  But with no real incentive, who’s gonna do that?  I still blog here because it’s like a child to me; I grew it from a lowly WordPress blog with one post into a lowly WordPress blog with a lot of posts.  So after I posted that plea, I realized it was probably in vain.  However, to my surprise a couple of interesting responsive.  One went a little too far and wanted me to give them blog, which I wasn’t ready for.  But a few others actually wanted to write and help out, and I can’t thank them enough.  So without further ado, here’s a quick overview of the 3 who will be joining me on this blogging adventure:

Michael: College student by day, Conservative Journal writer by night.

Suzannah: You can call her “Mama Suze.” (Pronounced Sooooze)

Angelica: Don’t mess with her.

More on all 3 of the wonderful people when they give me their bios, but here are some more details on how this will work:

  • We’re not really sure how much or what each will be posting, and it probably won’t be all ironed until 2010.  Until then, they will be giving their opinions when we do reviews and stuff.  That’ll be a good way for everyone to get to know them before they start doing independent posts.
  • As I said above, everything won’t be 100% until early 2010.  Until then, posts will continue to say “posted by: Rick” regardless of who wrote it.  If the author is different there will be a note of that.  When everything is together, Michael, Suzannah, and Angelica will all have their own accounts that they can use to post whatever.

I’m looking forward to what’s ahead, and I hope you’re patient with us as we work all of the details out.  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send us an e-mail.

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Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Sorry For My Absence Today, Duty Called!

Hello friends,

Sorry for the unexpected lack of posts, I had to work much later than I’d ever like to.  I had to finish up a project in the office and I just got home about 4 minutes ago.  So feel special in knowing that you, the readers of this blog, were the first thoughts that entered my mind when I got from 16 hours of work.

I’m try and throw together a “Bits and Pieces” post with the few shards I have left in me.  Also, a “Mail Bag” post is in order, but that may have to wait until tomorrow night.  I’m beat!

Note: Tomorrow, I will also be gone for the large part of the day, so no posting is likely.  I’m finishing up something at work and I’m going in tomorrow morning at around 7 to try and get everything finished so I can relax on Sunday, after church of course.

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Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Look Who’s Got a New Banner!

I was playing around with Photoshop while watching The O’Reilly Factor and I made this new banner for the site.  I made the old one before I had Photoshop and it’s really pixelated and just not cool.  So this new will do for now.  I realize I probably should have spent my time writing an article or something a little more productive, but it’s been a long day, and thinking really isn’t an option right now.

Rick

What do you think of the new banner?  Leave your opinions below!

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I’mmm Baaaraaack!

Hey guys, sorry for the extended summer leave.  I’m going to be quite honest and say that after my big trip at the end of May/beginning-of-July, I was just exhausted.  Not to mention that I was getting sick of the way politics in our fine nation were headed.  So I decided to take a few months off, regroup my thoughts and return when ready.  That’s why I didn’t leave a “formal” (as formal as you can get on a small to midsized WordPress blog), but rather just left quietly.  If you look back on my last few days of posting, it’s clear that I was running out of creativity and energy.  So for your sanity and mine I decided a break was necessary.  And man did a lot happen during that break!  I decided I’m not really a conservative, sold my car and bought a bike, stole an Obama t-shirt, spread rumors about Sarah Palin, and most of all became the number 1 supporter of Obamacare!  So…… how was your summer?

Now obviously that’s all one big lie, though apparently lies are the going thing these days.  What really did happen this summer was eye opening:  I saw for the first time that our country really is headed south.  I joked about it via this blog/life in general (Don’t worry, I still will), but it occurred to me over the summer things are getting bad.  Having said that, I’m still the same person and chances are this blog won’t become any more serious than it was before.  I’m now just…. aware.  I’ve never really hinted at my age on this blog so it doesn’t influence the way it’s read, but I’m a pretty young guy.  And though I’ve been interested in politics since our election for Crayon Czar in first grade, I feel like for the first time I really understand what’s happening around us.  So hopefully I can bring some of that understanding through in my posts.

I look forward to posting as I used to, though I’ll probably avoid the filler posts for now.  They’re tons of fun for me because that’s the way I like to broaden my horizons, but I’m probably gonna be too busy, at least until after Christmas.  If it looks I have time for it I’ll be sure to bring it back!

Thrilled to be back everyone!

Thanks!

Rick

P.S. Who caught the punny title?  +1 smart points for you!

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I’m Back!

Sorry the break was a little longer than expected! I’m back today, though a few changes will be taking place on The Conservative Journal through the next few weeks. I seemed to have forgotten that summer months are actually my busiest time, so the daily posts that everyone thoroughly enjoy (exaggeration) will be on a “we’ll see” basis, meaning that some days you’ll get ’em, some days you won’t. Also, there won’t be as much “in depth” or insightful content over the next few weeks simply because when I do write that sort of stuff I like to do it well, and I don’t really have to time to do it as well as I’d like. I know, I’m a perfectionist. In short, the next few weeks will be more filled with entertainment stories and political snippits than usual.

I love posting on this blog and getting to know the readers, so I am going to do everything I can to keep it going during this busy time.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Announcement: I’ll Be Back Saturday!

I’m sorry I seem to be gone so often lately, but this is my last big thing for a while, with the exception of a few weekend trips.  My lack of posts this weekend was due to preparing for my big annual conference trip (yawn) and I won’t be back until Saturday around lunch.  Maybe I’ll have some good stories to tell everyone.  Doubtful.

Have a great week everyone!

Rick

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Announcement: Posting Will Be Sporadic (Possibly) For a Few Days

I just wanted to let everyone know that tomorrow I will be driving to visit with family for Memorial Day, so posting could possibly be sporadic until Monday/Tuesday.  I will try to get in the usual “lite” posts that are just fun to do (Poll of the Day, Video of the Day, Pointless Post of the Day, This Day In History, Etc.), but anything else is questionable.  Look forward to being in full gear on Monday or Tuesday!
Thanks and have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Rick

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I’m Back!

Sorry posting has been so limited the past couple of days, I’ve been extremely busy the past few days.  Tomorrow I’ll be back on the regular posting schedule!

Sorry again and thanks for visiting The Conservative Journal!

Rick

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Thanks Everyone!

Today, The Conservative Journal passed a page view milestone; 100,000 since it all began last October.  I wanted to thank everyone that has stopped by to read and comment.  You are the reason this blog went from being updated once a week to several times a day as it is now.  Without you, I don’t know what I’d do with my free time!  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know many bloggers on the interweb and finding many interesting and entertaining blogs in the process.

Thanks again!
Rick

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The Conservative Journal Library: Must Read Books & Magazines

I am please to announce the newest branch of The Conservative Journal, The Conservative Journal Library!  This one’s going to be slowly built up, but will work similarly to the Top Sites feature.  After I read a good book, magazine, or other publication, I will write up a post about it and put it on the “library” page.  If you want to suggest a book that you have read, please send me an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com with the name of the book, or write your suggestion as a comment on the “Library” page.  I will then look at the book, read the reviews, and decide whether or not it’s library worthy.  If it makes the cut (it will, more than likely) I will add it the page then, and read the full book and write a review when I finish.

My hope for this feature is that it becomes a good resource for writers that are trying to get the word out on the books that they have self-published, or published online through sites like Lulu.  Tomorrow I will introduce the first book to the library, so be on the look out!

Remember, if you have any suggestions for books you have seen or have written, please send a message with the title and author of the book to theconservativejournal@gmail.com, or write the suggestion in a comment on the “Library” page.

Thanks for visiting!

Rick

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I’m Back!

Hello everyone, sorry there were no posts yesterday!  I had to leave for a conference Wednesday afternoon, so had prepared posts/articles for Wednesday in advance so they could be auto-posted.  Thursday, however, I thought I would be home and and back to the regular schedule.  Unfortunately, it didn’t work out that way, so I ended up not getting to return home until today.  So everything is back to normal now!

I just wanted to let you all know what was going on.  Thanks for reading and supporting The Conservative Journal!
Rick

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Sorry For the Lack of Posts Yesterday!

I’m really sorry that I missed out on posting on Friday.  I had an extremely long day at work and didn’t arrive home until quite late.  Just wanted to let everyone know that I at least had somewhat of an excuse. 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Record Numbers once again: Thanks Everyone!

This past week was the best week so far for The Conservative Journal, and it couldn’t have been possible without you, the reader!  This week, the site’s average daily readers grew by 12% to its highest point yet.  I can’t thank everyone who’s made this site a success enough.  I appreciate all the support and look forward to many more months of posting and getting to know all the readers!

And don’t forget, we now offer RSS Feeds and E-mail updates for The Conservative Journal!  Click the links under ‘Subscriptions’ on the right column to sign up!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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The Conservative Journal, Now with RSS!

I am pleased to announce that The Conservative Journal is now offering RSS feed subscriptions and e-mail subscription, courtesy of the wonderful FeedBurner.  I’ve been meaning to do this (All the “cool” bloggers have them) for a while but I just decided to go for it today.  It was extremely easy and I’m sure the blog will benefit; not to mention the fact that all you readers can now easily get e-mail updates anytime the blog is updated!  I appreciate everyone help making this blog a success and hope you all subscribe to the e-mail and/or RSS feed!  Thanks again!

Visit our feed and subscribe by clicking here, or click the link to the right to subscribe to e-mail updates.

Rick

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Record Numbers This Week: Thanks Everyone!

I just wanted to thank everyone that has visited the site, this past week was our best one yet!  Not only was this the busiest week total for the site, but four of the top five busiest days occurred this week!  I am thrilled to see the site continue to grow and look forward to many more weeks of posting and interacting with the visitors of this site.  I look forward to breaking many more site records and growing the readership each day.

Thanks to all who have been a part!

Rick

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