I was as surprised as you were to learn yesterday that my blog-league would be unable to continue blogging.
When Instapundit first linked me to this blog, I had never even met him. We began a correspondence and soon he invited me to join the blog — for which I am eternally grateful. It has given me the chance to share my views with a growing readership. And to help provide a voice for nearly one-quarter of gay and lesbian Americans whose views are often drowned out by the “gay establishment.”
I got to meet GP and his partner last fall when they passed through Los Angeles on their way to Australia. They are both wonderful people. I am honored to call GP a friend. While I am saddened that we will no longer be blogging together, I am grateful that our friendship will continue.
I will truly miss blogging with him. While it is often uncanny how similar our ideas are, we have very different blogging styles. I liked the way we complemented each other, he far wittier than I and maybe a tad more polemical while I strive to be philosophical, reflective. I believe that balance accounted for the rapid growth of our readership.
Now, as a solitary blogger, I know this blog will not be able to cover as much as it did. I will continue to press the points that we have been making — as well as to consider other issues of interest to me.
To those of you who complain that we don’t take on social conservatives as much as you think we should, please note that we only have a limited amount of time to blog. And often I try to cover angles which I don’t see covered on other blogs, particularly other gay blogs, but also other conservative blogs.
I will do my best to blog regularly, but please understand that with grad school and other obligations, I may not be able to post as often as I would like. And given the upcoming Log Cabin convention which I will be attending in New Orleans as well as my grad school work, blogging may be light in the next couple of weeks.
As always, I welcome your comments and your e-mails and will strive to answer every e-mail I receive and, as time permits, join in the comment threads to my posts.
As grateful as I am to my former blog-league for giving me this opportunity, I am also grateful to you, our readers, for reading our posts and engaging me. Especially to those of you who have written to encourage me after yesterday’s announcement. I know many of you join me in wishing GP well. I look forward to building upon the legacy that he began.
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com