Sunday, January 23, 2011


Six years ago today, inspired by the writings of Joanne Jacobs and Erin O'Connor, I started this blog. Here's my first post; I hope I've lived up to it.

There are some regular readers and commenters here at RotLC, and I like to think we've got a nice little online community going here. Sometimes it gets a little rough and tumble, and that's OK, because sharing the passion of our convictions is what this forum is all about. For all you regular readers, and for those of you who drop in periodically, I want to thank you for doing so. No one wants to speak in an empty room, and I enjoy the tone and tenor of (the vast majority of) those who speak in this little room on the internet.

Thank you.

I have written over 6000 posts in the past six years--the math teacher in me says that's an average of about three posts a day. Every day. For six years. The last couple years I've cheated a bit by having a daily trivia question which counts as one of those three, but there's been no chorus to stop them. I'd say that perhaps I need a hobby, but it seems I already have one! Over these past six years I've been linked and quoted all over the internet--sometimes for good, sometimes for eeeeeeeevil--and have had not one, not two, but three Instalanches (thanks Glenn!). In my opinion, this is still among my best posts. Also, I've met several other bloggers and commenters in person, and that's always a treat.

Looking forward, there's no telling what's going to happen to RotLC. If the past is any guide, though, we've got at least another six years ahead. Let the debating continue!


socalmike said...

congrats, Darren, on 6 years of quality blogs. Your blog was the first blog that I ever bookmarked - I still check it out every day. Well done, sir. May God bless your efforts.

Darren said...

Muchas gracias!

neko said...


I couldn't even tell you how long I have been regularly viewing your blog.

Here's hoping for another six years and beyond.

Anonymous said...

I count myself as a semi-regular commenter. All those other "anonymous" posters? They are just anonymous fakes.

Keep up the good work, Darren.

pseudotsuga said...

Keep up the good fight, Darren. It's great to have a conservative perspective from inside the school systems. here's to another 6!

David said...