BC over at the blog 1'm 41 contacted me in a quest to ask
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"50 of the brightest minds in the conservative blogosphere their views, so that I can compile a set a blogging best practices to help act as a guide for the thousands of grassroots conservative bloggers — so that as a group we can be more effective at attacking liberals."
I gave BC a short summary of what I thought needed to be done in the face of a vicious left, a gutless, mealy-mouthed right, and a culture at war with American values and morality.
Kudos to BC for assembling 18 rules by getting a wide range of comment from an interesting mix of right bloggers like The Lonely Conservative, Jimmy Z, Zilla, Wolf Files, Angry White Dude, Kathy Shaidle, The Black Sphere, Blazing Cat Fur, The Looking Spoon, Chicks On The Right, Waznmentobe McCain and Moe Lane.
It s a great read. So yeah, read it all.
After losing to Obama twice, I decided to ask some of the best bloggers what they thought we could do differently.
Below is a short summary of what they feel like would be the
best approach (tips, tactics, what to do, what not to do, attack
strategy) for enabling conservative bloggers to help conservatives win
“War!” Andrew Breitbart
I will add the rest as they come in…
Rule 1 – Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugs) –
A complete reevaluation of the opposition strategy is needed. The
Republicans have failed. The Republican Party has failed. The left
controls the media, the government, the educational system, and the pop
culture. Obama’s reelection is the fruit of 50 years of hammering at the
American psyche to destroy American exceptionalism.
Those who are left who still believe in it have to go over the heads
of all the centers of power, appeal directly to the people, and
formulate new groups and organizations that bypass the corrupt and
The Tea Party did this but failed when the media crushed it. Our only
hope is to attempt such an organization anew and decisively throw off
old attitudes and perspectives and ways of doing things, refusing to
accept the media paradigms, and forming a world view and perspective
that is a true alternative to socialism and statism. If we cannot or do
not do this, all is lost.
Rule 2: Dave Blount (Moonbattery) – Here’s my advice for countermoonbat bloggers:
Be relentless. Liberalism is like rust; it never stepscorroding every
aspect of society. That’s we why can never stop fighting it. If our
attention flags, readers will inevitably wander away. Hammer away with
everything you’ve got, day in and day out, not just when you feel
Be honest. Let the Fox News analysts come up with politically
expedient compromise positions. Honesty is what we have to offer that
they don’t. Bloggers are the spine and the conscience of the
conservative movement. If we sell out, it’s all over. Unite. We don’t
all have to be on the same page on every issue; we would go stagnant if
we were. But we are all pushing in the same direction, so we should
promote each other whenever possible.
Find your angle. There isn’t much difference between 1,001 blogs and
1,002 blogs all shouting the same thing. Ideally every blog will find
something slightly different to bring to the table.
Keep your sense of humor. It isn’t easy to laugh these days, but no one is going to read you if you don’t stay entertaining.
Rule 3: BigFurHat (It’s BigFurHat) –
There is no denying that American culture is on the decline. Most
people. left and right, agree. Where we split politically is which way
the finger of blame points. I think it’s important to be able to lay all
societal ills at the feet of progressivism, where it rightly belongs.
No matter what problem you see it is to be labeled “progressivism in action.”
If you encounter racism in our own ranks, teach them that they should
NEVER use derogatory terms for any minority. This is the only arrow the
left has in their quiver, to call us racists, that is why they are using
it so much lately. Do not play into that hand.
Purge our side of racists by reeducating them to be able to articulate
their frustrations by blaming the real enemy – progressives.
Remind everyone that when they are witnessing a decline in culture,
like a flash mob or a wilding event, it is the corruption of good people
by “progressivism.” They are merely victims of progressive policies.
Stress that the removal of progressivism will be the first step toward
repairing our broken society.
Rule 4: John Hawkins (Right Wing News ) – The Short, Sweet Three Step Guide For Brand New Conservative Bloggers
1) Take the time to see what else is out there and then do something different — enough so that you will stand out.
2) Reach out, link, meet people, market, use social media and try to
cross-post as much as possible. It doesn’t matter how good you are if
you can’t get anyone’s attention.
3) You don’t build an audience overnight. Be consistently and
persistently good over a long enough period of time to draw eyeballs.
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