I started this blog 18 years ago today.
It’s kind of a wonder to me that it still exists. So many of the old-time bloggers either hung it up or became absorbed in the Great Corporate Wonderland that is the world of big-time sites. This one has certainly dwindled in readership over time, largely thanks to a certain disgraced “former social media influencer” I could name but won’t, and his impact on bringing the crazy side of the right into full focus.
Still, I’m pressing on, in large part due to the efforts of co-bloggers Dana and JVW, and because of readers like you. I’ve (re-)started a newsletter that has rejuvenated some of my interest in longer-form writing, with another edition for paid folks coming out today. I am also planning to distribute the first episode (really sort of a test episode) of a podcast — something that I had hoped to start years ago. The thought is to have that be for paid subscribers too. I owe them something extra, and I’m thinking that might be part of it. If you want to hear that first episode, and the pretty cool-sounding intro, make sure you subscribe in time to have it land in your in-box later today. We’ll shoot for having a call-in show at some point if I can figure out how to do that.
The blog is not dead, or even mostly dead. It’s feeling better. Thanks to Dana and JVW, and to you for reading.