Monday, January 26

I'm Baaaaaacccckkkkk

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Hello. Is anyone out there?

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Anyone at all?

According to my site meter, I'm averaging 7 visitors a day right now. So I may very well be talking to myself in this post. But I'm hoping many of you left me in your Google Reader or Bloglines.

On January 22, 2008, I started this site to inform women about the candidates and issues for our upcoming election. What I wasn't expecting was to be completely exhausted trying to achieve that goal. It is a lot of hard work trying to keep up on the ever changing political landscape and to check and verify information (especially when the "real" media isn't doing that).

So when the election was over I was mentally exhausted and didn't care if I ever read another newspaper or talked politics again in my life. I toyed with what to do with the site and tried a few times to write something but I just didn't have anything to say. I just wasn't sure that people even cared about politics when it wasn't an election year. And if they weren't going to care, I wasn't going to knock myself out trying to make them care.

Then a week ago, we inaugurated a new president and suddenly I had a lot to say again about politics. Ironically, at the same time, I got several emails from people asking me if I was going to continue blogging at P4M. I felt the love.

So, the short answer is yes, P4M is back up and running. But---isn't there always a 'but'---P4M is going to read a little differently.

I am no longer going to stay neutral on issues and candidates. I'm a conservative mom who lives in a blue state and I think it's important that I let my voice be heard. There are plenty of great on-line resources if you still want a unbiased take on the day's events and hot topics. I'll be listing those sites in the sidebar in the coming days.

I especially hope that my liberal readers will stick around and take part in our discussions. It gets kind of boring when you're preaching to the choir. But intelligent debates lead to even better ideas.

And, to be honest, politics can be sooooo boring. In fact, I got bored just reading this site sometimes. So I'm going to write more like I normally write---with a little wit thrown in to keep us from thinking that the sun rises and sets according to those in Washington.

I guess that does it! Thanks for sticking with me. Regardless of who you voted for, I hope you'll visit often and jump in with your two cents.


TCC said...

You were still in my reader. :) Glad you're back.

stacey said...

YEA!! So glad too! I love that you revealed which side of the fence you stand on. Even more, I love how you truly did stay neutral on this site over the last year. I really had no idea. And it made for a great place to gain insight without worrying what you might have to wade through.

(pssst...but i am kinda glad you are on my team!)

tigrefan98 said...

Welcome back! Conservative Mom presence on the internet is GROOOOOWING (finally!). Please come join momsintheright and smartgirlpolitics ning groups. I'll be blogging more (After a similar hiatus) at Red Mom, Blue State. And I applaud your surprisingly successful efforts to be fair throughout the election. I hope some of the poo-flingers on the internet take a page from your book on how to have intelligent discussion...

Whitney said...

Thank you, thank you! I enjoyed following your blog during the election and am thrilled to have a like-minded mother blogging about conservative politics. You are a breath of fresh air!

Shauna said...

I am SOOO glad you are back - especially considering I sounded a little co-dependent when I e-mailed you. :) I am so impressed with how entirely neutral you stayed! I honestly had NO idea which side of the fence you fell down on. Let the intelligent discussion begin again!

Trish said...

I'm looking forward to hearing your views - I am so rarely "in the loop" with politics that I need someone like you putting it out there!

Thrills said...

I'm still reading.

Promises Fulfilled said...

You've been in my reader and I am glad that you are back. I may not always comment, but I have enjoyed reading - as I enjoy reading all of your blogs!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your blog during the election. You did a good job of being neutral and putting both sides out. You can say what you want on your blog but I admit I'll stop reading since it will probably turn into a narrow minded/holier than than discussion which is what my impressions of conservative moms are.

Shauna said...

Wow - talk about closed minded and holier than thou.

happyathome said...

I kept a watchful eye on you in my blog, waiting to see if you would be back, glad to see you are. I have decided that I am going to talk more about politics on my blog, as I have ALWAYS been involved locally, as we know all politics are local. This year is also my town elections and I am tired of the same people elected over and over again with no care in town government. I hold one office right now and up for election, I am considering running for another. We shall see!


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