Moving to Freedom, .Org(on)

Introducing: Fritzi Webber

Hi, Everyone. I have something new and exciting to announce: a guest blogger!

I like running this web site, but I never seem to write that much. The place collects dust and gets that musty “old web site” smell. Seeking to liven things up, I recently advertised for guest bloggers with Google, using this pitch:

Wanted: Guest Bloggers!
Freedom-related topics.
Published under free license.

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The Selection

After much consideration, I’ve offered the spot to the spider, Fritzi Webber. Welcome to Freedom, Fritzi. I’m looking forward to reading your posts!

I rejected her at first because I thought her proposed topic was a bit macabre. But after my wife persuaded me to conduct another round of interviews, Fritzi impressed me with her passion and I decided to give her a chance. She’ll start posting this Friday.

I’m tempted to say more, but I should let Fritzi speak for herself. With the emphasis and disclaimer that she is writing for herself and does not represent my views. I don’t want to edit or filter my guest bloggers. I think for the guest program to be a success, I have to let go of my desire for control. I need to get good writers in here and then trust them.

Again, to be clear: I might agree or disagree, but I’m not endorsing Fritzi’s opinions and positions.

I can’t help mentioning that I think her intended topic is… disturbing. But in the spirit of trying new things, shouldn’t I welcome the challenge of different perspectives to help me escape my comfort zone?

And I’m already being tested: I’ll be away from the computer this weekend. I won’t be able to check in here but I’m trusting that everything will be just fine with Ms. Webber’s debut.