January 27, 2005

B.D.'s Second Blogiversary

Hard to imagine, but yesterday marked the two year mark since inception of this blog. Thanks to everyone for their continued support, links, encouragement, comments, E-mails, readership etc etc. It's appreciated. Somehow, we'll try to keep this little show going for another year! Now, off to sleep...

P.S. If you read me, and have a blog, consider blog-rolling me (or updating your links to my old blogspot site). And if you have any suggested improvements to the site (whether related to appearance, content, stories I ignore, whatever) drop a comment below. Let me also take this opportunity to thank my site designer Thomas Eberle. I simply don't have the time to deal with all the technical complications that arise in running such a site (comments get spammed, the server crashes, archives get lost, and so on). Thomas helps make this blog possible, therefore, by allowing me to actually put up substantive content during the little windows I have to do so---rather than waste precious time dealing with site maintenance. Contact me for his coordinates if you need similar expert backup on tech support issues. And keep reading!

Posted by Gregory at January 27, 2005 05:34 AM | TrackBack (108)

Despite the similarity in language, I am always amazed when in England at the misapprehensions about Americians revealed by our British cousins, whether about our mores, politics or system of government. One thing I would like from Belgravia Dispatch is some instances of this from U.K. newspapers and magazines, together with email addrsses by which we can talk back. My thought is that hundreds of emails from your readers on specific points might have a significant corrective influence.

Posted by: exguru at January 27, 2005 08:02 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

You don't want to saddle Mr. Djerejian with that, though, when it is already being done by Scott Burgess at The Daily Ablution. As you were.

Posted by: Sammler at January 27, 2005 08:49 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Congrats, and thanks for being you.

Posted by: praktike at January 27, 2005 03:29 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

You have a great blog, and you POV is much appreciated, even if, from time to time, I post comments that might be characterized (as you did the other day) as "somewhat uncharitable".

Posted by: Al at January 27, 2005 05:58 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

May I add a very picayune comment? Please stop using the Latin term _pace_ to mean "according to so-and-so." It's quite confusing when you do this, as the word means more or less the opposite: "notwithstanding the opinion of so-and-so."

Posted by: Glenn at January 27, 2005 06:16 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink


As for site suggestions, I'd love to see a full-post RSS feed and permalinks for individual comments. Also be nice to see the post's category listed somewhere.

Posted by: fling93 at January 27, 2005 08:23 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Happy 2nd Anniversary (not sure what that is in terms of symbolism - far short of gold...wait, after a simple googling I have found out that it is "cotton"). I'll send you a box of swabs.

Either way, keep up the good work.

Wish list:

More interaction in the comments section. Come on, jump in the pit and get dirty. We'll all play nice - I swear (deftly conceals crossed fingers tucked behind back).

Posted by: Eric Martin at January 27, 2005 09:09 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

As a fairly new reader here I would like to say thanks for some pretty thought provoking and informative stuff. The regular posters in the comments sections, despite differing opinions and persuasions largely seem to be intelligent individuals who articulate themselves well - a credit to this blog.

Posted by: Aran B at January 27, 2005 10:33 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Just blogrolled you at my site with a recommendation. Yours is the third conservative blog I look at regularly (along with Drezner and Volokh). Liberal views tend to track my own more closely, but an honest challenge is refreshing.

Posted by: Brian S. at January 28, 2005 01:36 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Ditto what Brian said.

Posted by: J. at January 28, 2005 01:51 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

thax for the feedback and blog-rolling. eric, i would participate more, but time often doesn't allow. but i always read each and every comment (also, of course, to delete obscene ones and such...)

thanks to everyone for their input. i'll try to follow up on the rss feeds and the like. and no more incorrect usage of the word 'pace', promise!

Posted by: greg at January 28, 2005 10:40 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Man, hadn't realized I'd forgotten to blogroll you. Whoops! Anyway, while you're taking the time to delete obscene comments, you also might want to make better use of MT-Blacklist and delete comment spam -- like that dog comment above (if you've got MT's e-mail notification for comments turned on, Blacklist gives you a link at the bottom of the e-mail that makes despamming real easy).

'Pace' (hee hee) Blacklist author Jay Allen, leaving spam up gives comment spammers what they want (more links to their site), and it's an invitation for more spam.

Plus it's just so unsightly.

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