Monday, December 05, 2005
All the Blogger blogs seem to have been down for some hours. We're just now getting back online. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused. We at Flares are discussing the possibility of moving to a new hosting service, with a new look on the front page. We're thinking of making it look a little more like a traditional newspaper site. Please comment below on any thoughts or feedback you might have on this.


Doug said...

Does this hosting service handle the archives automatically, ala Blogger?
(not a trivial matter)

Doug said...

Off thread, but connected, in an alternative sort of way:
Bill Bennet is championing this idea, and his listeners are very excited about it also:

. Conservative U. -- in cyberspace.

FIFTEEN YEARS AGO, conservatives saw a country that was split about 50-50 between the left and the right, as it is today and will continue to be for a long time. But the country's main cultural institutions were nearly all liberal — making conservatives rage and despair. Things have now changed for the better, and technology has been the main enabler.

Take the news. Most major newspapers and hundreds of local ones, as well as the Big Three TV networks, remain liberal bastions. But blogs and other Web services, and cable TV and talk radio, have expanded the news. Conservatives were unable to take over existing institutions, so they invented new ones using groundbreaking techniques.

Technology can lead the way once again as conservatives storm the most important of all liberal-held fortresses — America's colleges and universities.

Campuses across the country are the proudest possession of the liberal elite. They were central to the cultural revolution of the late 1960s and early 1970s. (Was there a liberal revolution? You better believe it. When John F. Kennedy complained about the "one-party press" in the early 1960s, he meant that the press was all Republican.)

Anonymous said...

Go to Wordpress.com and open a free blog account and kick the tires. If you like what you see but want your own look then go to Wordpress.org and download the latest and run it from your own host. There are many host out there...I happen to like "a small orange."

Doug said...

Les Blogs

clarice said...

You have such a content rich site, I do think an easier to read format would draw more people here..