Saturday, October 20, 2007

Never Trust a Hippy

So sang the Sex Pistols, and if it's good enough advice for them, then it'll do for me. Paulie's also taken with the line, wonders whether we would like to welcome the blog he named after it into Blogpower. In his email, he writes "I've written a fair bit on blogging itself - and how it positively contributes to public life - and I don't think that the position I take is one that many others adopt - so perhaps I'd be a good addition?" which somewhat pre-empts our internal discussions about what new members may bring to us. It should be noted that Paulie's been posting to this blog for two and a half years, and discusses a variety of other topics as well...

Usual procedure applies: take a look around, see what you think. First objection closes the comments and discussion moves into the mailing list.

UPDATE: No objections were raised in the 72 hours, so Paulie's in. Judging from the comments, he's a popular addition, and I would like to add my own voice in welcoming him aboard.

27 comments:

Matt M said...

NTaH is one of the best blogs out there, in my opinion - it'd make a great addition to BP.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Agree. I think this would be a good addition.

Matt Wardman said...

Yes

Gracchi said...

I've come across his writing and what I've seen is very good.

Shades said...

Yes. By coincidence, I had just been looking at his block via a link on the Adam Smith Institute.

Sen. Peter Higham Paul said...

So it seems he's straight in, yes?

Shades said...

Not so fast- you are assuming that everyone has noticed this blogpost, bearing in mind that it was only placed there late morning & there is no automatic notification to anyone when posts get put up here, they have to notice.

jams o donnell said...

Only just noticed Paulie's application. NTAH would be an excellent addition. An unreserved yes here

jmb said...

Yes, no objection.

CityUnslicker said...

yup

Lord Nazh© said...

No mention of BP in his blog, no roll/picture and I couldn't find a contact info.

Not saying no, just bringing these up.

Sen. Peter Higham Paul said...

Yes, come to think of it - I see little sign of him interacting with us. Have to ponder on this one.

Sen. Peter Higham Paul said...

I withdraw my concern and vote yes. Now, how long until we can roll NTH?

Liz said...

He doesn't like rugby! Now we can be fair-minded when it comes to politics but when it comes to rugby ...

Conservatives and rugby-haters. I'll have to reconsider my position in Blogpower.

Liz said...

I am joking (well, partly ...)

Paulie said...

It's the disgusting post-match celebrations that Rugby Union fans indulge in that I object to.

I don't think that that sort of behaviour - with sheep - can ever be condoned.

Liz said...

I don't know what part of the country you come from, paulie, but sheep?!!!

Hercules said...

It's fair to say he is a quality blogger and I have no objections.

Harry Haddock said...

don't agree with him much, but yes, I'd let him in, as he blogs well.

Liz said...

I've worked out why the Blogpower emails don't make any sense. Some of them are deleted by my Spamcatcher; others aren't. My word, and I thought you gentlemen had a lot to say before I realised I was missing half ...

Lord Nazh© said...

"I withdraw my concern and vote yes. Now, how long until we can roll NTH?"

I take it we decided that those weren't the rules (as we decided they were when TIH tried to get in).

We need to make up our collective minds before we admit new people.

Lord Nazh© said...

James, email me

Paulie said...

Thanks everyone.

I'll have a 'blogpower' blogroll added when I get a moment - I'll be emailing to get the buttons as well in due course.

Ta

PE

Daily Referendum said...

Hello Gang,

I'm sorry that I've been a bit quiet and not visited as much as I usually do, but I'm in the middle of a run of six 12 hour night shifts. That said I have been trying to keep up with the new joiners and the emails. Welcome all.

Harry Haddock said...

Can I retrospectively remove my support for Paulie's blog? I've just realised he's a Forest fan.....

Only kidding. Welcome aboard Paulie.

Steven Bainbridge said...

Just to let Blogpower know, I'm back! Apologies for my absence, but I'm ready to blog again!

Ian Appleby said...

Welcome back. Steven. I've put you back on the main roll.