I’m still taking everyone’s suggestions (thanks for so many!) about the renaming of the blog under advisement. I may just be lazy (and responsive to most of you) and keep the status quo. But if I change it, it will be to some form of “neo.”
But I wanted to clarify, for those who don’t read all the comments and therefore didn’t see my explanation, that “neo.com” and various other obvious forms of that are not available domains. That’s part of the problem, although there are creative ways around it.
Also, whatever I do, if I do anything it will include a redirect of some sort so that the old URL still leads to the blog, and the new URL does as well.
In that thread, commenter “Tom G” made the suggestion that I use my name more:
Are you ready to own your extremely thoughtful opinions with your conservative hating liberal friends? None of your “new friends” can fully replace some of your long time friends.
But you can more easily become an intellectual leader…using your real name and writing more for other pubs, especially PJ Media, maybe.
That comment made me realize that there are probably quite a few readers who aren’t aware of my history, so I thought I’d clarify. Actually, I wrote for PJ for about 10 years, the first few years as “neo-neocon” but in later years as Jean Kaufman. Then about a year or two ago they reorganized themselves and started using more in-house writers and dropped me and some others. (By the way, that link to “as neo-neocon” turns up not just my articles but some others in addition, for some reason. But my articles are also in there.)
I also have written for the Weekly Standard online edition.
Come to think of it, maybe I should put up links to those on the right sidebar.
Also, my friends and family all already know about my blog and my writing, although the vast majority never read the blog. So none of this is a secret among my friends and family. I don’t usually talk about the blog (or politics, for that matter) with people I meet casually, or with people who are just acquaintances, but people who know me well are well aware of what I do.