It is good to be back in the blogosphere after a nice month long break. But I would be lying if I didn’t say I enjoyed the time off. You no doubt noticed that I took my blog down around the same time that my liberal, mischief-making friend Matt Campbell also took his website, the Blue Hog Report, down. Of course, this was not a coincidence. Unfortunately, Campbell has not been able to return due to the uncomfortable situation created for him. That is too bad because even though I disagree with most all of his political views, the work he did on his blog helped hold our elected officials accountable. He is missed, but I would not count him out.
In the meantime, it became difficult to know exactly when and how to bring the blog back. As the new venture with Talk Business began to solidify, it made sense to wait to return until I was up and running on my new home website. I used the time to recharge, catch up on my reading (All The King’s Men, 1984, and A Brave New World), and even take a weeks vacation down to the Redneck Riviera with my family. (Tip – if you ever go to Panama City, eat at Hunt’s Oyster Bar as many times as possible.)
I could not be more thrilled about the new home for The Tolbert Report. It will be much like the old blog, but with several notable differences that will benefit my readers.
First, Roby has offered to pitch in with the behemoth task of helping me proof read my posts. Imagine, the same old Tolbert Report without the numerous spelling and grammar errors for which I have become infamous. Almost sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
But it gets better. By partnering with Roby and Michael Cook, the new Talk Business website will seek to offer the ultimate source for Arkansas political junkies. Obviously, I will bring the right wing perspective to the game. Cook is new to blogging, but starts with one of best resumes of any left-leaning pundit in the state. For starters, he is former head of the Democratic Party of Arkansas and was chief of staff for former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. In spite of that, he’s still a pretty decent guy.
Of course, Brock requires no introduction, but I am certainly looking forward to working even more closely with him. In short, the move means I’ll have the resources to make my blog even better. I hope you are excited about it as I am.
You can watch this video below to hear more from me and Michael Cook on the new venture.