If I could draw your attention to the top of the page for a moment you will see a number of pages listed in our navigation bar. Beginning with “Home” you will then progress on to the “Masthead” and from there make your way to the “Contact” page and then the “Blogroll”. Finally you will come to a very new addition – “Sites” – and if you hover your mouse there for just a moment you will see a menu drop down and a link to a blog appear: Not a Potted Plant, by Burt Likko, aka Transplanted Lawyer. Mr. Likko has been blogging at Not a Potted Plant for years; he has also been a regular commenter here at The League.
Now, if you were to click on that link you would see that it took you to a very familiar looking page, quite reminiscent of the one you’re on now. You see, we’ve begun hosting reader/blogger blogs at the site, and Burt’s is the first of the bunch, the guinea pig if you will – our beta tester.
The idea is this: we want to host a handful of blogs here at the site from regular League commenters who also happen to be bloggers. We have some ideas on how to promote the work of these bloggers, and we hope the additional content will be good for the larger site as a whole, and drive traffic all across the board. A rising tide and all that. Or something to that effect. Also we think of the site and its writers and commenters as a community, and we want to expand that community.
In any case, please do welcome Mr. Likko to the newly expanded (if still somewhat experimental) League of Ordinary Gentlemen. He has a welcome post up here.
If you are a regular commenter and also happen to be a blogger and feel that you might be interested in doing something similar, drop me a line. There’s no guarantee – this is going to be (at least at first) a rather limited endeavor. Nor is there any guarantee that this will work one way or another, and at some point we may scrap the whole idea. It seems like a good idea at the moment, and we’ll ride that notion for as long as it takes us.