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-
* Jay Elias
* occams hatchet
* pinche tejano
* 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.
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.