Welcome Your Guest Bloggers

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Tomorrow I officially start my book leave from Huffington Post. In order to give the book my full attention, I figure I should also take a leave from the blog. I may still pop in a couple times per week, but for the most part I’ll be suspending my blogging until the end of September. I’ll be back sooner if I manage to get the book done before then.

In the meantime, you’ll still get your free ice cream. I’m hoping to have three or four shifts of guest bloggers to keep you entertained until the end of the summer. I’ll let them introduce themselves at length tomorrow. But so you know what’s on the way, your first crew will be Ken and Patrick from Popehat, Maggie McNeill from The Honest Courtesan, Baylen Linnekin of Keep Food Legal, and Drew Johnson, a longtime libertarian activist in D.C. and Nashville who was just recently hired to run the editorial page at the Chattanooga Free Press.

Enjoy them, interact with them, challenge them, debate them. But they’re doing me a favor. So please be polite and respectful. I’ve given them free rein to handle comments in whatever manner they wish.

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31 Responses to “Welcome Your Guest Bloggers”

  1. #1 |  Fred Mangels | 

    Nope. GET BACK HERE, RADLEY! The blog comes first.

  2. #2 |  greenback | 

    This leave-of-absence thing violates some regulations. I hope the guest-bloggers have their licenses up-to-date.

  3. #3 |  PermaLurker | 

    Oh Maggie, goody!

  4. #4 |  Ken | 

    I trust that my planned all-Brony focus will be to your readers’ liking.

  5. #5 |  Pete | 

    Sunday Evening Brony Blogging? Oh no.

  6. #6 |  (B)oscoH, Yogurt Eater | 

    Y’all better be eating your yogurt. Also Balko, two words: audio book.

  7. #7 |  Other Sean | 

    Oh great: all summer long the Anarcho-Bronyists will be littering these pages with flames directed against the Cosmobronarians.

    Enmity is magic.

  8. #8 |  David | 

    Polite and respectful? I don’t think Ken and Patrick really know how to handle that…

  9. #9 |  Burgers Allday | 

    Surprised you didn’t get Patterico. He recounted his raid in more detail. He thought the policemen outside were shouting “fire” (and maybe they were). They waited for him to answer the door.

  10. #10 |  Adam W. | 

    Well come on Radley, don’t leave us in suspense! What’s the book about?

  11. #11 |  Ghost | 

    Popehat is already one of my daily reads. If you don’t already read them, you should.

  12. #12 |  Pi Guy | 

    Then I volunteer to be that Big Toe. Well, at least as far as Sunday Dog and Friday Drinking Song blogs. Well, okay, I only have one dog but know all about drinking songs.

    Can’t wait for your book and good luck, Radley.

  13. #13 |  Bee | 

    Woot! I love Popehat.

  14. #14 |  Warren | 

    If this doesn’t go exactly how I feel it should, I’m suing. Everybody. Repeatedly.

  15. #15 |  Roho | 

    Knowing that Ken at Popehat is a Troper, I have already drafted updates to the following, based on how the guest-blogging may potentially go:
    Crowning Moment of Awesome
    Dethroning Moment of Suck
    Crowning Moment of Funny
    Very Special Episode
    Manly Tears
    Face Heel Turn
    Heel Face Turn
    Cluster F-Bomb
    Zombie Apocalypse (he knows why)

  16. #16 |  DoubleU | 

    I for one welcome my new Guest Bloggers Overlords.

  17. #17 |  Cornellian | 

    I hope the guest bloggers keep up the Sunday dog-blogging tradition. Often that’s the only positive vibe in a week’s worth of grim posts about government misconduct.

  18. #18 |  Sean L. | 

    #14 Warren: “I’m suing. Everybody. Repeatedly.”

    But only after SWATting them first.

  19. #19 |  Maria | 

    @17 I second this motion. Cute must outnumber evil.

  20. #20 |  Dan Nolan | 

    I want Alyona back!

  21. #21 |  Mary Maston | 

    Wow! September isn’t that far away. Good luck with your writing, and I look forward to seeing your book published. These guest bloggers have some big shoes to fill, but I’m sure they’ll get the job done. Can’t wait to read what they come up with.

    Best Wishes,

    Mary Maston
    MSK Advocate; USF Tampa Project Facilitator;
    http://www.kidneystoners.org contributor

  22. #22 |  Brandon | 

    Is this too long an absence to trust the site to Krueger and co. again?

  23. #23 |  Aresen | 

    Good luck with the writing Radley. Hope it goes smoothly.

    I really should add Popehat to my Favorites in any case.

  24. #24 |  Anga2010 | 

    YAY! I’m quite sure that I could easily produce the same. You can hire me as a guest blogger quite easily (I work cheap) and I would love to write the same sort of fascinating blog posts as all the other guest bloggers have written up to now.

  25. #25 |  En Passant | 

    #15 Roho wrote on July 1st, 2012 at 7:51 pm:

    Knowing that Ken at Popehat is a Troper, I have already drafted updates to the following, based on how the guest-blogging may potentially go:
    Crowning Moment of Awesome

    Zombie Apocalypse (he knows why)

    I think you left one out. Something about taint snorting.

  26. #26 |  Mary | 

    Hey, what happened to my earlier post?

  27. #27 |  (B)oscoH, Yogurt Eater | 

    @21 Mary: These guest bloggers have some big pants to fill too. They better eat their yogurt and walk with the swagger we expect.

  28. #28 |  Andrew Roth | 

    As a welcome to Ken in particular, I should note that probably more than any other person in recent years he has helped me increase my vocabulary, especially in ways that help me more effectively tailor my own writing to middlebrow, lowbrow, and gutterbrow tastes. (Is “gutterbrow” even a word? Honey badger don’t care.) It’s only a mild exaggeration to call Ken a William F. Buckley for seamen.

  29. #29 |  Frank Hummel | 

    Good luck with the book. I hope you will be selling autographed copies to your loyal blog readers? If so I wanna get on that list.

  30. #30 |  Personanongrata | 

    Goodluck, the Gutenberg is all fired up.

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