Back when I started this blog, my plan was for it to be my “everything but politics” place. I was a regular on Daily Kos and The Albany Project, as well as having invitations to write for several other political blogs. All well and good for my political opinions, but they weren’t appropriate venues for the many other things that interest me. As often happens to me, the “best laid plans” went astray. Which is why this blog became … mostly about politics.
At the time, I hadn’t planned on leaving Daily Kos. The other sites I wrote for had limits, for example, TAP is mostly a site about state politics. So most of what I used to do somewhere else ended up here. Which is all well and good, and believe me, I appreciate the readership I’ve gotten from it. That said, now that the 2012 election is over, I’m hoping to pivot at long last back to what this blog was supposed to be about: Everything else but politics.
That doesn’t mean that politics won’t still be on the menu. I’m a political junkie, and yes, I still have a few things to say in the hopper. I think I can count on Republicans doing something truly stupid, a “liberal” pundit being terminally clueless, or something else happening that will draw me out into political commentary again.
But I am hoping that “politics” isn’t the most frequent category going forward.
Besides subject changes, what else do I have planned? I’m going to be tinkering … again … with various features here. I see there’s a bunch of new themes available, and I may be giving some of them a spin. Last year’s attempt at that didn’t work out well, but I won’t know if I don’t try. I’ll also be doing some reorganization here on the page, to shift things around.
I’m also planning on writing more. In looking at my archives, my production here is highest from November through February, and somewhat into March. I expect that pattern to continue. It’s a function of my professional life. For six months I’m out in the field, and incredibly busy. My time for sitting down and writing blog posts shrinks drastically, along with my motivation to make time. Things get less busy once I’m out of the field. The position I have now is one where I’m in the process of revamping everything. While I’ve made a big dent in what needs to be done, I’m still looking at another two years before things are where they should have been.
That’s the plan, and for once, I hope I can stick to it. Oh yes, there will be pictures.