Change in the weather

The more astute among you will have noticed that the blog, while not entirely abandoned, has been somewhat neglected of late. And the fact of the matter is, I don’t see this changing any time soon. So we’re going to run a little experiment here at — for the next month or so, this is going to be a group blog. (I hear they’re all the rage these days.) To start out, I’ve invited my friends Bob Harris, Greg Saunders and Jack Hitt to pitch in. Bob, of course, needs no introduction around these parts, having previously guest blogged here at length. Greg is the proprietor of The Talent Show, as well as the co-creator of the animated piece Brother Can You Spare a Job, which was a finalist in the Bush in 30 Seconds contest. Jack Hitt is, among other things, someone who gets paid to write for a living, so we’ll see how long it takes him to see through the “blogging is its own reward” crap. Bob and Greg will probably be cross-posting entries from their own sites, though they’re welcome to post original material as they see fit.

One format note: I hate it when you go to a site you visit regularly and suddenly the tone of the writing is off and you can’t quite figure out why until you notice that the name of the author in that little tiny space at the end has changed and you realize that you’ve got a guest blogger. So I’m changing the format of the page slightly, as you can see — the name of the author of any post will be featured prominently above that post. I’m sure there will still be some confusion — I can’t tell you how much mail I used to get from morons outraged about something or another that Bob had posted, back in the day — but there’s only so much you can do.

Anyway, that’s the scoop for awhile.