Annual bout of spring fever

An anniversary passed this week, without fanfare. Without any notice at all, in fact.

I started blogging on April 1, 2005. As of this past Wednesday, I’ve been at it for four years.

If you happen to be a long-time reader, you know that I reinvent the blog about once a year — usually around the time of my blogiversary. Right on schedule, I’ve got a new blog name and a new blog appearance.

It’s a species of spring fever, I suppose. I always seem to get bored and restless around this time of year.

The new blog title reflects our focus on political and social commentary. The new blog appearance has a newspaper-ish feel to it — underscoring a fascinating cultural shift away from old-school journalism, toward the new, unpaid media.

We’re all journalists now! Or none of us are — take your pick.

In any event, I plan to start blogging more regularly again. Pressures are letting up in other areas of my life:  i.e., the self-government negotiations (see Where’s Waldo) are coming to a successful conclusion.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Zayna
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 08:17:51

    I like the new look. It’s a layout I’ve never seen before and it does have that newspaper kind of feel.

    Glad you’re back. You’ve been missed. 🙂


  2. billarends
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 10:12:10

    Interesting Format. I find it a bit austere, but if you are going for a content focus this would work better. From the little Journalism I studied (before I dropped out) Columns allow the reader to see the most amount of info in the least amount of time, because in news the reader scans and only reads what entertains or captures his/her interest, so this will likely work out well in a blog.


  3. Bridgett
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 10:24:04

    Good, glad to see a return.


  4. Stephen
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 13:01:55

    It doesn’t look right on my computer at work — the third column is underneath the first two. It’s probably just a problem with the way this computer is configured. But if anyone else sees the same problem, let me know.

    And I could live without the ham-fisted warning about comments: “Commenting is a privilege, not a right”! I just noticed it now. Hope y’all feel privileged!


  5. Bill Arends
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 23:47:34

    HA ha didn’t notice till you pointed it out very privileged 🙂


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