Pam Spaulding and Jane Hamsher

Pam Spaulding and Jane Hamsher, Las Vegas 2008

Pam’s House Blend has long been one of the most compelling and influential sites in the blogosphere.  Founder Pam Spaulding has used the platform not only to speak out herself as a woman of color and a member of the LGBT community, but also to play host to many other fine bloggers who have worked with her to build PHB into a robust activist community.

Pam was also one of my first friends when we were both posting at Daily Kos, before Firedoglake even existed.

So it gives me great pleasure to announce that Pam’s House Blend will be joining the Firedoglake family of blogs.  I think it’s a perfect union — as the task of hosting a blog and performing the tech, legal and security work to keep it up and running becomes more and more complex and expensive, it will free Pam and her fellow bloggers to spend their time doing what they do best, which is blog.  It also allows us to feature the work of a really amazing group of writers on FDL, and be tremendously enriched by the PHB community.

But there are several years worth of content archives, thousands of users and their diaries to move over from Pam’s House Blend to Firedoglake, and it’s going to be a bit of a heavy lift. There are some big costs associated with a move of this size and nature, and we really need your help to make it this transition a success.

Can you chip in $10 to bring Pam’s House Blend, her community of bloggers and all of their hard work to FDL? Click here to make a contribution.

So please welcome Pam and her fellow bloggers to the FDL family:  Autumn Sandeen, Alvin McEwen, Scott Wooledge and Laurel Rameseyer.

Pam and I are at Netroots Nation today, and we’ll be making the announcement this morning on Liz Winsted’s show here in Minneapolis at 9:45 am ET.

We hope to make the move as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Pam’s extensive archives are on both Blogger and Soapblox, so it’s going to be a bit of a challenge porting them over.  But we’re really excited about the prospect of having the PHB bloggers and community here on FDL, so we’ll be working hard to make that happen as soon as we can.

Help us bring Pam’s House Blend to Firedoglake quickly and efficiently. Donate $10 to help us manage the transition and welcome PHB to the Firedoglake family.

If you haven’t checked out the Blend before, you’re in for a treat.  Stop by and read what Pam wrote about the move.

Welcome to FDL, Pam’s House Blend!