In case you folks hadn’t noticed there has been a bit of change in the world since Docudharma started a year and a half or so ago! Including here at DD itself of course.
The original model we tried to implement, the Contributing Editor plan under which we would have a schedule for contributors to post directly on the FP has not worked out. Instead what has evolved is a system of promotions by me, ek, and NL and NPK occasionally. Can we improve on that? Should we have, perhaps shifts of promoters? Do you want to volunteer for that, or suggest something different?
Like all of the blogs post election, our readership is down. Unlike many of the other small blogs though, we have a fairly large core group of excellent people who are deeply invested in the blog. Both as essayists and commenters. This time of transition is powerful and our voices here at DD are powerful. But DD itself, as it stands now, is not very powerful. Our view is powerful, our ideas are powerful, our voices are powerful, But our influence is not. Should we seek to increase that influence? Or remain a smaller, but VERY high quality oasis of thought and sanity and ideals in the midst of the chaos of change that is now occurring?
The election is over, the Bush era (except for the prosecutions) is over. A new era has literally begun so….now what? It is time to ask some questions. Should we try to build DD’s readership and power? If so……How?
Or should we concentrate our meta energy on continuing and raising the quality of DD and let the folks who ‘get it’ find us? Those are…sort of, and with many, many possible variations…the choices we have in the direction of DD.
What do we want DD to be? What changes should we make here? What can we do to make DD better?
This time of transition is YOUR chance to, if you wish, invest in DD and guide it into the future, and in concert with the other voices here, determine what it will become. So Yell Loud in the comments! Speak up, speak your mind, and let’s see what we come up with!