A (Slight) Change for The Big Stick
December 28, 2011 2 Comments
I am pleased to announce that starting today I will be blogging as a full member of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen. Longtime readers know that I am a huge fan of the site and have been a guest contributor and commenter there for several years. This new opportunity will give me a chance to share my policy and political perspectives with a much wider audience and also allow me to make some changes to The Big Stick for its current readership.
Since I started blogging four years ago I have written about whatever subjects interested me on a given day. Much of that was politics and policy but I have also covered hunting, gardening, cooking, art and culture. This was keeping with my vision of ‘living the strenuous life’ as conceived by one of my heroes, Teddy Roosevelt. In the last year I joined The Outdoor Blogger Network and this has brought in new readership for my outdoor-themed posts. As readership has grown it seemed clear that The Big Stick was becoming a bit complicated. I thought it unfair that outdoor readers would have to wade through posts on politics and education policy to read about my latest hunting trip. By moving my political and policy writing over to the League it will allow me to narrow the focus of this site and (I hope) create a better experience for readers.
The simplest explanation of the changes is this: If you come to The Big Stick for politics and policy, please visit me at The League of Ordinary Gentlemen. If you come here for everything else, stick around. My political and policy writing from 2008-2011 will be archived at a companion site. Visitors will be able to click on a page entitled ‘Archives’ at the top of this site and find the link there. All content and more importantly, all comments and conversations, will be stored there for reference.
As always, thank you so much to my readers. This site has been one of my proudest accomplishments and being able to share it with others is a high honor.