May 12, 2012
I've started a new website called Blogs4Mitt.com / Blogs4Romney.com. The site will aggregate pro-Romney, anti-Obama blog posts. It will also serve as a traffic driver to bloggers who have important / interesting things to say about this election. If you would like to join the Blogs4Mitt.com webring and be added to the blogroll, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More info below.
I've actually had the site up for a few weeks, but haven't done much with it. I'm still not 100% sure what I want to do with it. I really could use some help.
My intentions are to start a blogroll / link list with blogs that support Mitt Romney for President. Corporate bloggers are welcome, but my intentions are for this to be independent of the Romney campaign and geared toward the vast majority of bloggers who do this in their spare time and with little or no pay.
I also wanted something separate from the other social media, such as Twitter and Facebook campaigns, that I know the Romney people will be covering.
I'll post some, but then put up a "best of" post or two from those on the blogroll. And, of course, links to posts about why we should be supporting Romney and why Barack Obama should be a one term President.
If you'd like to join Blogs4Mitt, please drop me a line at email@example.com. I could really use some help, especially developing a button or logo that members of the community can post to their own blogs. I could also use some help tweaking the Wordpress template.
At first I didn't know if I was going to do this under my real name or under my Rusty Shackleford pen name. In the former I'm a Ph.D. in political science from a decently ranked institution. In the later guise my name may come with some baggage, especially given the low brow humor and the sometimes intentionally offensive nature of some of our posts. Let's face it, unlike Mitt Romeny we aren't exactly a class act around here. But I've decided to use my Dr. Rusty Shackleford name since it's the name I'm known by online by other bloggers.
I haven't been this passionate about an election since 2004. If you are as passionate as I am about making sure Obama is a one term President, please consider joining Blogs4Mitt.
From a post over at the site, here's why I started Blogs4Mitt:
The primary season is all but over and Mitt will be our nominee. In 2004 bloggers rallied around George W. Bush and I was part of that movement. Together, we helped President Bush beat the challenge by John Kerry.
It’s time for us to do the same for Romney. Can we really afford four more years of Obama’s failed economic policies?
The legacy he is leaving our children is one of perpetual debt to China and dimmer job prospects to be able to pay off that debt.
In 3 years the Obama Administration has managed to borrow more money than the previous administration did in 8. And what does the country have to show for it? Higher gas prices, unemployment at record highs, and an economy so sluggish that at this growth rate it would take another four years just to get us to pre-recession employment levels
Santorum is a good man. Newt has big ideas. But neither of them will be our nominee. Romney will be our nominee for President.
If we want to defeat Barrack Obama we need to stop fighting each other and unite in our fight against him now. That means turning the blogosphere’s attention on Obama, and the man who will replace him — Mitt Romney!
I’ve been part of collectives like this before, but I’ve never run one. “Doesn’t play well with others” is an apt description of me. But since I see no one else in the blogosphere doing this, I’m forced to do it myself. If you have any suggestions for how to do this more effectively, just drop me a line.