Updating FIC Blog

We’ve just updated the links at FIC Blog. Under “Opponents,” Love Makes a Family and Connecticut Local Politics have been out of business for some time and Spazeboy hasn’t posted since January. We’ve replaced them with local voices who share our interest in the intersection between family, faith and politics but from a worldview in opposition to FIC’s: Susan Campbell, Rick Green, Mark Silk’s “Spiritual Politics” and Norm Pattis. (We’re not really sure where Norm fits, but we think he’s the most interesting of the bunch.)

FIC Blog, originally “Connecticut in the Crosshairs,” is one of the oldest blogs in the state. Our first item was posted in October, 2004. In 2006 we upgraded to “FIC Blog” and added comboxes. But our–sigh, there’s no other word for it–liberal policy of allowing our opposition to post whatever comments they wanted to, no matter how nasty, drove away many who were interested in having a real conversation about the issues facing the family in Connecticut.

Those same opponents take pride in our low blog traffic, but of course, FIC Blog has gone long periods without a new post in the years since I assumed the responsibilities of executive director. While those lapses were bound to have an effect on our blog traffic, even at its height FIC Blog was never FIC’s main means of communication with our members. It’s our email blasts and direct mail that reach tens of thousands of pro-family citizens throughout Connecticut. That’s a fact easily lost on those whose entire world consists largely of blogging.

Blogs are about as au courant today as Ned Lamont’s campaign for Senator. The most interesting online action has been on Facebook and Twitter for years now. You will see links to FIC Action’s social networking sites on the right under “Connecticut.”

Nevertheless, FIC Blog will continue to play a key role in issuing official statements and passing along other important information. Readers will notice an uptick in posts over the last few days. Our hope is to get FIC Blog more active again and restore the role we originally intended for it as Connecticut’s premiere online site for the state’s pro-family citizens to discuss the issues of the day.

If all goes according to plan, we hope to have major revamps to the blog and our homepage in 2012. Thank you for sticking with us.

4 Responses to “Updating FIC Blog”

  1. on 13 Sep 2011 at 10:35 amModernFemme

    CT is a “sanctuary state” for left and far-left blogs. We would welcome back a differing viewpoint and place for the news makers and reporters to get a different take on the events of the day.

  2. on 14 Sep 2011 at 5:41 amNorm Pattis

    I am never quite sure where I fit either.

  3. on 20 Sep 2011 at 12:14 pmTricia

    Glad to see FIC’s blog getting more active again, because here we can find a unique perspective–supportive of the notion that fiscal and social conservative issues are related (for just one thing I like about it).

    Here is an opinion piece on the HPV mandated vaccine issue worth checking out and commenting on, imo:

    PATCH is an on-line news and commentary site in 20 some states, with *local* editions in most CT towns.

    Here is a sample comment, from Joe Burke:

    “Education not mandates are appropriate here. The State has no compelling interest to mandate a vaccine as it does with diseases that have the potential to be epidemics and are spread through the air or casual contact. While it is important for pediatricians to discuss the potential life saving benefits of this vaccine with parents, the marketing of this vaccine had much more to do with Merck’s bottom line than it did with the health of children.”

  4. on 01 Oct 2011 at 9:43 pmDave

    While at times the opinions expressed here are quite opposite of mine I think it’s crucial that all viewpoints have a voice. Actually I haven’t stopped by here in a long time but I am glad to see that it is still active and you plan on maintaining it. Dave

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