• http://writingenglish.wordpress.com/ judyrose

    When I first discovered blogging during the summer of this year, I wanted to find ways to draw people to my site. I read somewhere that you could do that by commenting on other people’s sites. So I started searching the tags for topics that I was interested in, and about which I had something to say. I found yours, and the rest is history.

  • kevin

    For me it was the excellent crypto-conservative article you wrote for the American Thinker.

  • http://palmtreepundit.blogspot.com Anne

    I found you through ~rich shortly after I started blogging. You were one of my first blogfriends.

  • http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com CDR Salamander

    Anne over at PalmTreePundit many moones ago.

  • http://tenderhooligan.wordpress.com/ tender [hooligan]

    Um. You were linked from the front page at one point, I think. :)

  • http://helenl.wordpress.com/ helenl

    I found you through Jack Mercer of News Snipet Blog and The Bereans.

  • dagon

    i got here through the webloggin community. teri o’brien, biloxi and i are all in chicago and i’ve been frustrating them for years. i thought i’d spread the love. lol.


  • rockdalian

    My discovery came through an article for the American Thinker which I learned of through Rush. Liked what I found and stuck around.

  • Zhombre

    Also via American Thinker.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ ymarsakar

    Neo-Neocon, which really means I guess that it was through that American Thinker article on crypto conservatism.

  • BigAL

    I was looking at Google News and a story on Keith Olberman….one of BW’s blogs about how she hates Keith Olberman’s “Special Commentary” showed up in the search results. Or it might have been an American Thinker article that showed up in Google NEWS and then I saw BW’s blog from there. I can’t remember for sure.

  • Marguerite

    It was either the American Thinker or another book related site where ‘Bookworm’ caught my eye and I clicked.

  • http://helenl.wordpress.com/ helenl

    Hey Bookworm, I love this question. Nobody’s told me I’m wrong. :-)

  • expat

    Via one of the psychobloggers.

  • UnderDeepCover

    I googled ‘crypto-conservative’ and you came up right away. That is how I would describe myself and I sought others in my situation. My entire environment is so anti-Bush that my ‘coming out’ would be social- and career- and probably marital-suicide. Every now and then I consider coming clean about my going over to the other side since the 2004 election–but then a friend or relative or co-worker makes a comment that takes my breath away in it’s basically wishing every Republican dead, to the enthusiastic assent of everyone within earshot, and I realize that I am just too much of a coward to risk everything by speaking up. It’s not as if you can have a rational argument with these folks: they just start screaming whenever you disagree on the slightest point (I’ve tested the waters enough to know that much.)Ah, well. The web is a godsend, and I love your blog.

  • http://writingenglish.wordpress.com/ judyrose

    Hey Helen, come on back to the Jimmy Carter thread. We miss you.

  • Zhombre

    Where the hell do you live, UDC? Jeez.

  • http://OgBlog.net Earl

    Seraphic Secret…….

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ ymarsakar

    UDC, nice try, but you gave it away pretty early in the game.

  • Al

    Via a article in the American Thinker a few months ago.

  • Kurt

    Ditto American Thinker. Up to now I’ve just been a lurker.

    From my Lurkim, cold under the roof.
    Where I make my own clothes out of miff-muffered moof.

    Gaaaaaaahhhhh. No one told me the downside of reading to my children.

  • UnderDeepCover

    To ymarsaker: What do you mean ‘gave [myself] away? I assure you I am serious. Like Bookworm, I live in a liberal bastion–within another liberal bastion. The folks I live and work with don’t think for a moment that not everyone agrees with them. And the example I gave is real–I hear it all the time. I use the term crypto-conservative with a nod to the 16th-century crypto-Jews in Spain who for generations had to pretend they were Catholics or risk loosing everything. I was disappointed to see the term had already been used by liberal bloggers to descibe any Democrat who does not agree with every single leftist position that my former party’s current leadership endorses.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ ymarsakar

    That remains to be seen. So far I have my suspicions, but I am open to more data. It could go either way, in my view.

    Your facts match up, meaning what you say is true. But it is too ambiguous at the moment, and I dislike ambiguity. I am not making fun of your experiences, assuming they actually occured to you, it is just that I have studied too much cloak and dagger material. I always try to look within for the deeper meanings, and your first post could have been either way.

    Meaning, it could have been a very accurate caricature of crypto-conservatives. Certainly the motive is there for many folks on the net, for such action. Or it could simply be an accurate description of events. That is why the shadowy lines between truth and untruth become blurred. The ambiguity exists, and when ambiguity exists, there is always a possibility of a hidden meaning or a hidden and unseen strike.

    I’ll do what I always do. Wait for more information before making a conclusion.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ ymarsakar


    Neo-Neocon was all a gush at finding a fellow compatriot. The far harder question to answer is why I stuck to your blog and read it not only regularly, but commented regularly as well. Even for blogs like Blackfive, I don’t comment on a regular basis over several months, simply because some of what they blog about don’t spark any interest in me to write anything. Saves them bandwidth, though. So when I was reading over your blogspot blog, Book, I found that I was intrigued by all of your posts. Not just some or even most of them. And I think that only occurs when I read folks of the Neo-Neocon persuasion. Not for what they write about, but how they write about subjects. I am not interested so much in the subjects per say, as to how the author sees the subjects. I get this way with novels too. I don’t care about reading a novel with one main character, for 9 books. I want to read about how other people see the main character, in new and different ways. New and different ways, is the trick. And there is rarely this sense of “newness” than from people who are actually neophytes of a certain philosophical foundation.

    People who are jaded or cynical, have a certain tone of voice in their writings. Which I find distasteful, sometimes funny, but usually boring after awhile. A person who sees the world through new eyes, has a different perspective. I am interested in that perspective, because by seeing how others see the same facts and events that I have seen, allows me to learn by proxy. It gives me greater affinity for calculating human behavior and actions, by giving me an insight into how human beings act towards new stimuli. The question of belief has always been an important one to me.

  • http://bookwormroom.wordpress.com/ Bookworm

    I’m very flattered, Y. Thank you. You certainly have contributed to making my blog the lively, thought-provoking, challenging, interesting place I think it is.

  • kevin


    Haven’t seen you post before but good luck understanding any of that.

  • Zhombre

    UDCover, if what you say is true, then hang in there. I wish you well.

  • CO Conservative

    American Thinker – your article about being a closet conservative in a liberal city.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ ymarsakar

    I also find it utterly fascinating to look at what people are using as search terms, which my blog snatches. I believe someone mentioned this facet a long while ago, if not you, then Neo.

    Such things as “how to fight intimidation”. That is pretty specific as a search term. I mean, imagine what it would have been if it was how to fight capitalists, or how to fight fascists, or how to fight Bush’s false flags. But intimidation?

    A lot of stuff going around that we are unaware of.

    Then there was this one “win total war”.

    Eh? Someone used google to search Win Total War? Is this from Europe? Who knows, but it is an interesting search term nonetheless. Makes me feel all warm inside of the Leftists try to tell me that I’m an extremist and that “total humiliating defeat” shall teach me something.

    Comanche warfare captives

    battlefield scenario
    106MM RECOILLESS RIFLE VIETNAM (original caps 2)
    War Stories The Jihad Oliver North

    Then there was one guy who googled “On warriors and honor”. What was that all about? At least it goes with that guy from Italy searching for “honor and blood”.

    Then last, but not least, some guy in ask.com typed in this and hit enter. Hi La Rious.

    Who is ymar in the Islamic religion?

    He didn’t get much

    Some guy in google.kr searched for “sake light”. But I don’t think he was trying to find a blog, though.

    One person also searched for “self-defense” “adam’s apple” (original quotes 3)

    Some guy in the SK(Slovak Republic!) was searching for ebooks of David Weber!