So Today’s The Big Day!

Time to start making our marks.

We look sharp, time to be sharp.

When I think about blogging as art I see it as halfway between a Magazine and a TV Channel.  You have an audience for the Gilmore Girls and when they tune in they expect to see it.

But also a Community blog is a team effort, the kind of artistry you see on a Baseball Diamond between 9 people who love the game they play.  Sort of a dance, but competitive.

First day of the season.  Home opener.  Score is nothing nothing and anything can happen.

That said I expect we’ll get our asses kicked and be cleaning up the mess for weeks, but I love this game.

It’s a long season, 162 games at least.  I’m not disappointed in the talent, but we’ve never played together before and you can only expect miscommunication and errors.

It’s all good.

As we learn together we will get stronger as a team.  Pretty soon we’ll be turning those double plays and figure out where the bumps in the field are.  We have the pitching to succeed and the bullpen to close.

Now we just have to start scratching out the runs.

The Batting Order

If you are a Contributing Editor and not signed up at the Admin site yet please do so now.

Contributing Editors without accounts yet-

* breathingstill
* Cronesense
* Jay Elias
* jillian
* ksh01
* noweasels
* occams hatchet
* pinche tejano
* pyrrho
* theevolutionarysieve
* Unitary Moonbat

The way we schedule is like this.  You go to the Admin site and select Scheduling Dharma.  Then select the day you want to post, up to a week in advance.

If you have Admin abilities, you should be able to edit the main post directly.  I can, but then again I set it up so maybe my magical abilities are not a relection of reality.  You can always do what everyone else does-

Leave a message and reserve a time.


Conflicts?  Duke it out.


Please read the Admin Blog Scheduling Dharma before you post to the Front Page.  It’s more for your benefit than anything else.  Someone with a scheduled time is going to drive you down.


Please read Scheduling (Revolutions) for more detailed explanations.

Also remember there are Mulligans to mix a metaphor.  If you can’t do what you said you could, just let us know.  Someone will cover, we have a deep bench.

From Scheduling (Revolutions)


Occasionally you will have compelling content that can’t wait.  You’ll crush someone’s 15 minute old masterpiece like a bug.

If you have a problem getting knocked down the list a notch I suggest a gentler hobby, like Fight Club.  On the other hand we have our rules and persistent violations can result in suspension.  A proper golfer knows when to pick it up and walk to the next tee.

Not that you should delete in deferment, you should just take your lumps.

Welcome to a Bright New Day

I’m excited about this project.  I think we have every chance of creating something special and I’m not going to let temporary challenges stand in my way.  And there will be some, I expect today to be tough all over.

Be of good cheer.  Nobody’s better than you.


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    • pfiore8 on September 12, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    beautiful day here just a wee bit north and west of manhattan…

    what do you need from us today? anything special? let me know…

    and { { { ek } } } & { { { OTB } } } for the intensive amount of work you both did to make us look soooooooo good on opening day

    thanks guys… and geez… what a day we’ll have

  1. Breaking virtual bottle of champagne over my laptop to christen the launch….

    To the USS DocuDharma! Smooth seas!

  2. and away from the computer for most of the day. Let’s see something good happen!

    • Robyn on September 12, 2007 at 2:15 pm
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    I don’t know what I am doing, where I am going, or how I will get there, but details like that have never stopped me from marrying chaos with charm.

    Am I still doing the pony party thing? When? What do I gotta do to to be an auto erotic publisher? Can somebody please tape up my mouth?

    Going to bed soon then back to work. Call me the super prole.

  4. (he said)

    Something on for today, then? Some big dust up or to do? Why don’t you TELL me about these things Holmes?

    Oh, yes….quite right, I remember now!

  5. PLAY BALL!!!

  6. slightest idea what I am doing here , love it want to contribute, thanks to my favorites ever, will be back forever. Thanks so this is where you have been!

  7. I can with my Luddite skills give Budhy a pony.

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