Monday, February 04, 2008


I think Jane's too kind here, though I appreciate it. When thinking about whether I should do a fundraiser, I had some time to think about just what it is this blog offers. Something, other than the booze and snacks, keeps people coming back. Once upon a time it was a hub of sorts for the liberal blogosphere. There was even a mapping study which showed I was the sole bridge between the political/activist side of the blogosphere and the academic/wonk side of the blogosphere. But now there are just too many blogs, too many parallel conversations going on. No one blog can really manage to provide a synthesis for all of them, and so there are multiple hubs.

Throw some change into the pot. Who knows, maybe Gizmo and Wiley will reappear at some point...