I am so excited to be able to share that my friend and fellow East Tennessee blogger, Rich Hailey will be starting a new gig in the next week or so, joining me as one of the bloggers over at Babble Voices.
Rich will be staking out his own conservative/libertarian claim smack dab in the middle of the mostly progressive/liberal parenting blogosphere, and speaking as one of the aforementioned liberal momblogger types,I welcome fresh voices and perspectives to the conversation. Sometimes mom/dad blogs can begin to sound a bit like an echo chamber – with all of us high fiving each other and agreeing on this issue or that one- so it’s a healthy and energizing thing when fresh perspectives and voices join the dialogue. Validation is great, but sometimes a little pushback can raise the level of discourse for everyone – bloggers and readers alike. That’s especially important in an election year.
So welcome Rich! I love writing for Babble, and I think that you will too. I can’t wait to read your new blog and I look forward to debating you on the issues (and winning) in the comments.
As for y’all who are readers, if you have a minute, head on over to Rich’s personal blog, and offer him your congrats on his new blogging gig.