Kimsch at Musing Minds designed the following banner for the upcoming blog written by readers of this site:
Here is a button for the sidebar:
Very snazzy. I think the search for a banner is over. Thanks, kimsch!
There is a chance that the new site will be up and running by tomorrow.
Great news: Justin Levine, WLS, and JRM have agreed to post on the new site. Among the “jurors,” they will be the “foremen” — jurors with previous jury experience who will bring along the rest of the crowd to make the whole trial a success.
As for the other “jurors,” here is my current thinking.
I am still working my way through the applications — over two dozen so far. I think I will choose a core group of no more than 12 “jurors.” This may be a rotating bunch, and I expect that one or more will drop out of the core group as time goes on, either because they decide they’re not cut out for it, or because they just don’t fit the mix for whatever reason.
But everybody who applied will get a chance to post at some point. My vision is to take the people who are not initially chosen for regular spots, and offer them the chance to serve as “alternates.” Each week, we will choose one or two new “alternates” who will be allowed to post freely for one week, after which a new set of alternates will be chosen.
As time and energy permit, I will link some of the posts on the main page. Standout posts may be elevated to the main page.
I think this will be fun. It will give some core readers a chance to post; it will hopefully serve as a destination for people during my work day; and it should open the floor to more points of view. The downside will be that you people will figure out that anyone can do this, and that there’s nothing so special about me. I know that already, but it’s a secret. With this blog, it may get out.
It’s a small price to pay. Stay tuned.