What’s the deal with the café?
Although a note was posted on BuzzFlash, I’ve been negligent in not providing an explanation here of the changes taking place at the café. As cafe regulars know, after a shamefully long absence, regular episodes have now returned. They will continue to be posted every second Thursday.
We are also committed to putting up other types of quality café content on those Thursdays episodes are not posted. This coming Thursday, for instance, we plan to post the first new edition of Ask Winston since this site was established (Winston has promised to start posting new updates regularly).
So from now on, you can count on finding new café content posted every Thursday (okay, we might miss one once in a great while, but for the most part.)
That’s the good news. The bad news is we’ve also decided — at least for now — to suspend daily blog entries.
The truth is that with everything else on my plate, I simply don’t have it in me right now to do both things — or at least not to do them both well. And as I’ve mentioned before, while I greatly enjoy doing the daily blogging, there are a million political blogs out there, but only one Last Chance Democracy Café.
The episodes are what make the site unique.
One other thing: After playing with the idea for months, I‘ve started actively working on a Last Chance Democracy Café book. That will obviously also take a lot of my time for awhile.
The comment function will remain open for the Thursday postings. Please feel free to use the last episode’s comment thread at any time to discuss any subject of interest.
And thank you so much for your continued support of the café!
February 12th, 2007 at 1:22 am
I am sorry to hear about the end of daily blogging. However, you do seem to have a number of projects in the works. Good luck on them. This was a nice place to gather and comment on the daily news. Huffington Post, for example, has a huge readership, and comments are too numerous and often profane or silly. This was not the case here. If you can find a volunteer to keep up with daily postings, that would be nice. I feel the end of daily blogging is a loss. Peace, Pat C.
February 14th, 2007 at 5:57 pm
Steve, I understand your need to cut back on the daily posts, and to focus on what makes your site unique, i.e. the cafe episodes.
We can’t do everything we would like to do, or think we “should” do or “ought” to do, and trying to do so often leaves us feeling overwhelmed and/or frustrated. (It certainly has done so with me a number of times in my life.) We have to prioritize.
I admire your knowing what you really want to do, and focusing on that.