Welcome To Our New Home a/k/a Our "Pivot to Video"

We have been wanting to grow the community of conservative activists for a while Now we have the opportunity to do just that. We do it by being here at the Maven.

"Pivoting to video" was a funny plot line from an HBO show about Silicon Valley, but it was taken pretty literally by folks at MTV and elsewhere. They abandoned a number of digital efforts and announced they were "pivoting to video". The Resurgent is doing its own pivot, but not really to video, but to you. You get to write here now too.

We have explored platforms and programming to do this ourselves on WordPress, but it was cost prohibitive and, frankly, we have become mostly dependent on reader donations just to keep the lights on. We can't afford it. But as we were looking at it, along came a group called The Maven and they offered us much of what we were looking for.

Since starting The Resurgent, the plan had always been to let readers start contributing their own material. The Maven will allow you to and will bring back a comments section. The best writers in the community will become our next round of front page editors.

So where's what I'm asking. Go on over here, click the login button, and then click "create an account."Once your account is ready you'll notice that you have posting privileges in the Community section and those posts will start appearing on the front page in the next few weeks.

Before your first post, understand that you can write about anything, but we're a politics and policy site for conservatives. Did I mention this is a conservative site? Front page writers must be pro-life, but you need not necessarily be in the community. If you want on the front page, I suggest you focus on the politics of your state and local community.

By partnering up with The Maven, we are on a site that was designed for mobile devices first. 70% of our traffic is on phones, so that helps. As I mentioned, we will, begrudgingly, bring back comments. Fair warning: I hate comments and I intend to aggressively moderate and block people. Feel free to disagree. But don't be a jackass. It is that simple. And the crazy conspiracy theorists out there are not welcome. The rest of you are.

Over time, it is my hope that we will have a community of grassroots activists, some of whom are awesome enough to become front page writers on a regular basis. And as the site community grows, we look forward to meeting many of you at the Resurgent's conference in June of 2018. We'll take the online offline and meet face to face. Until then, go on and get your account created and the site will start automatically rolling over our new home later today.

I've apparently had a lot better interaction with comment sections than you, and this'll be a lot more convenient for me. There have been a couple of times recently that I've wanted to comment on something so much I've tracked down the post about it on Facebook to be able to do so. Actually now that I think about it there was a post a few days ago that I wanted to comment on that I couldn't find on Facebook. Off to register my polite disagreement.

Also I've had a series of posts that I've been considering writing for a while that will probably be posted here instead of on Facebook.

@rogue_nine9 Come on! The water is warm.

@jmcowie We need a new party

Thanks for making this change Erick. I do enjoy the short format of The Resurgent - it better fits my attention span!

@monster We're here to help!

I just want to say how cool this is to be able to give an opinion. I’m a mexican that became an American and a conservative. Thanks E. E

Great new layout. Question... is there an RSS feed for the new format?

Erick, I'm not sure how this all works. What do you have to do to become an editor? (Essentially, to be able to post stories/op-eds)

Erick, I'm ready to ride along with the next step in your journey. I have enjoyed reading The Resurgent from Day 1 and am glad to now be able to comment on the wonderful work so many of your writers produce.

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