Become a Hammer of Truth Editor

First of all, I want to thank all of the editors here at Hammer of Truth. You guys (and gal) are great.

Because of their diligence, the site enjoys a boom in traffic, is a de facto Google News source and is growing as an influential political opinion site. The blog gets roughly 1,500 visits a day according to Site Meter and we have an RSS syndicated readership that recently shot past 200.

Everyone loves pretty stats graphs, so here they are:

Hammer of Truth stats

Ok, you’ve probably been reading us for a while anyways and have seen we’ve got the street cred. So here goes: I want to know if you’d like to join us here at Hammer of Truth. We’re pro-small-L-libertarian and we wear it on our sleeves here — meaning we love our government small and our personal liberty super-sized. If that’s your thing, or you’re already blogging about libertarianism in general, we’d like to give you some mic time.

Preference will be given to anyone who has a blog or examples of well-written pieces online. I’m not looking for War and Peace length stuff from anyone either, and I’m preferential to anyone who can say something eloquently with few words on a regular basis at least a couple times per week. And if you don’t have a blog or examples of writing and still want to be an editor here, we can arrange something on a trial basis.

Post your interest in the comments or sending me an email.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

  1. Hm, I probably should have offered the last time you called for people, but I didn’t. I doubt I’d be able to post anything more than once or twice a week, but it still sounds interesting.

  2. AB: that was a botched WordPress upgrade where I didn’t have the sitemeter stats on the site for about 3 weeks without realizing it. I’ve been much better about *not* tweaking the site while it’s live and fucking things up.

    Also, it was just me back then.

  3. Also, it was just me back then.

    A small rag-tag group of freedom fighters with Stephen (Che) VanDyke having complete communistic control of our news!

    Now… Stephen VanDyke has seen the light… he has risen to a higher philosophy… he shares the empire… he shall set you FREE!


  4. Dang, I never thought I’d see my name straddling Che as a nickname, or much less being used in the same sentence.

  5. You should consider, once they reopen, losing the SiteMeter thing and going with Google Analytics. I dunno what sort of stats SiteMeter offers, but Google Analytics has some amazing stuff. It’s how I found porn sites linking to me, for instance. And it gives me a better grasp of what people are actually reading and paying attention to, so I’m (when my feedreader isn’t crashing) a little ahead of everyone. :)

  6. I had totally gone to sign up with Google Analytics when they first came out, but I was obviously a day late. Now I’m on the notify list.

    I like having public stats though, I have no problem being transparent with the traffic the site gets.

  7. Oh yeah, you wanted examples of well-written, not-too-long pieces, didn’t you? How about the world famous Madison Halloween Riots? OK, that’s rather long, but I really needed to drive the point home.

    There’s this, much shorter, which won an award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

    I’m running out of space. So I’ll close by quoting myself.

    A wise man once said that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance. I’ve been watching for a year, and I’ll continue watching, reporting what I see, and sometimes advising a course of action. But the action you take is up to you. The decline of the United States can’t be reversed without your help.

    Good night, and good luck.

  8. I blog occasionally about politics on my forum’s blog, and I used to blog on Timothy West’s The New Libertarian back in the day. Mainly I can offer a perspective on Nebraska and midwestern politics as this is a lot of what I cover on my site; this is especially important given Hagel’s apparent bid for the Presidency. I also can offer a younger perspective on libertarian politics. I can cover more than that, though, and often do; and I can contribute on a regular basis if you nominate me.

  9. OK, Stephen, I’ve got what it takes. Where do I go from here? Do I just begin filling your inbox with samples of my poignant rage? ;)
    In case you missed the comment elsewhere, we talked via email earlier. This is my nom de guerre.