In June of 2015, I told my then employer that I was done at RedState. I had been there eleven years and served as editor for ten. I was forty. And, most uniquely, I was one of the few people who had, at the time, gone from blogging into the mainstream media instead of the other way around.
I had gone to work for CNN, then Fox, and in between started a radio show. Likewise, I had been a blogger turned radio show host, but am now really a radio host turned blogger.
In 2015, most of my salary came from TV and blogging. Now, in 2019, all of my salary comes from radio. This site has never been profitable. It is also no longer what I had first intended. Life has ways of focusing your mind.
It is time to start over a bit.
We had, as of Friday, 46 people with access to the front page and less than a dozen regularly wrote. I want to shift focus a bit and have decided now is the right time. As I launch a new syndicated radio show, etc. I would like to find good voices who focus on their states.
The United States and the conservative movement have enough voices focused on Washington. I would like to find some voices focused on the states. The conservative movement itself has become far too self-absorbed and consumed by the day to day machinations of Washington. We need to focus more on the states.
So, slowly, I hope to build out new voices here at The Resurgent who will blog about their states. We won’t abandon national politics. But I hope we will be more comprehensive down to the local level in states.
In the meantime, I am also growing my radio show, which started just under a month ago and will be crossing the ten affiliate threshold this month.
Some changes will be coming to the site to better integrate the new radio show and support affiliates and advertisers. I also hope, frankly, to ditch the comments. No offense to our regular, good commenters, but as regular, good commenters, you know what we deal with here and I don’t have the bandwidth to keep playing whack-a-mole.
Change is coming and that is a good thing. I hope you’ll see it through with us.