The Unrepentant Individual

...just hanging around until Dec 21, 2012

April 17, 2006

My Blog-Foster-Parent

Time to kill a metaphor.

When I started blogging, I did so because my coworker, Wilson, had stopped blogging. I had started reading his site for the little amount of time he was writing, and got hooked on blogging. After he stopped, I constantly got on his case to start again; when that proved unsuccessful, I started The Unrepentant Individual.

So Wilson would be the best description of a “blogfather” I may have had. But he was a deadbeat dad, an absentee who had shirked his responsibilities. I was an outcast, looking for attention and support, having been abandoned to fend for myself. Eric, from Eric’s Grumbles, became Wilson’s replacement. In essence, while he isn’t a “blogfather”, he became my blog foster parent.

Why have I chosen today to beat this metaphor to a stinking pulp? Because Eric is leaving the blogosphere. He’s making a big career change which will make his job much more public, and will be unable to continue blogging. While we’re sad to see him go, at the same time, some congratulations are in order. A career is more important than a hobby.

Eric has done a lot to advance liberty in the blogosphere. Eric started the Life, Liberty, and Property blog community. Eric started The Liberty Papers. Eric managed the Carnival of Liberty for most of its existence. And now, he is passing the torch. I’ll be taking over The Liberty Papers, and Doug from Below the Beltway will be taking over most of the LLP community.

Below The Beltway linked with Losing A Good One
Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:09 am || Permalink || Comments (4) || Trackback URL || Categories: Around The 'Sphere, Blog News


  1. [...] Update: The heck with it. Since Brad’s already mentioned on his blog, so will I. With Eric’s departure, Brad Warbiany of The Unrepentant Individual will be taking over things at The Liberty Papers, and I will be taking over the management of the Life Liberty & Property Community and keeping what Eric started in the wake of the Kelo decision (was that really only a year ago ?) alive.   [link] [...]

  2. Thanks for the many kind words. I hope I’ve had some impact on things. Certainly I’ve tried to. And I’ve had a great time doing it. Getting to know you, Robert, LBF, Doug, and all the others has been great.

    I’ll drop by from time to time and see what’s doing!


    Comment by Eric — April 17, 2006 @ 12:21 pm
  3. Brad:

    While it is sad to see Eric go, I think Doug and yourself will do a fine job with your new roles. The Liberty Papers and the LLP community have been placed into some very capable hands.

    Comment by Stephen Littau — April 17, 2006 @ 3:06 pm
  4. Hey, Brad! Glad to hear you’re gonna take over TLP – I know you and Doug will do just great – and I was much in hopes that TLP will continue as I really enjoy reading it and writing occasionally for it!

    Comment by Kay — April 19, 2006 @ 9:39 am

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