Technically speaking, we’re 3 months and 2 days old, having launched on April 29, but what’s a couple days among friends, right?
Rebecca Frech (Backwards in High Heels) and I started The Catholic Conspiracy with a specific objective in mind: “We believe blogging – reading & writing – should be fun, thought-provoking, informative, and enjoyable, and all of us here believe there needs to be more of that.” There are more than enough Catholic sites and blogs that seem to thrive on anger and scandal and back-biting – we didn’t want to contribute to the noise and drama. Our goal is to provide an oasis in the sandstorm of Catholic blogging. As we wrote in the introductory post:
We’re not here to subvert Church teaching, or promulgate dissent, or foment division. Our mission is our tagline: Catholic bloggers conspiring to bring Christ to the world. We’re St. Blog’s Benedict Option.
We were confident such a site could be created, and we think we’ve done a good job thus far.
Of course, we’re a bit biased. We admire and respect every writer who’s joined us. Each has a voice and charism, and it shows. They have complete creative freedom to write however and whenever they want, and they’ve been producing terrific content. More conspirators (our pet term for contributors) are slated to join TCC in the coming months.
Some improvements will be coming to the site as well. Such things take time (we’re all just regular peeps here, including our IT staff. Of one. She’s totally awesome, and we love her – and TCC is as much of a labor of love for her as it is for us! But, she’s a staff of one.), but the To-Do list is getting shorter, bit by bit.
So we know how we feel about TCC – but what about you? Your opinion matters to us. Tell us what you think – positive, negative, neutral, whatever. What changes or features would you like to see? Do you like the commenting platforms on the blogs, or do you hate them? What do you think of the regularly produced site content – The Conspirator Spotlight; The Weekly TCC Field Intelligence Report; The Sunday Reading Reflection.
We can’t guarantee everything you recommend will be or can be implemented, but we will certainly try to accommodate you. We love you guys, and we want your reading TCC to be as fun and rewarding and enjoyable as possible. Without readers, TCC would be nothing. We appreciate your patronage, and we pledge to provide you with quality posts, articles, and commentary you deserve.
Thank you for reading, and we look forward to your feedback!