Housekeeping, as we begin the new year. For those just now getting out of bed, it is in fact 2013. Phil Johnson (allegedly) has quit the internet, Barack Obama was re-elected president, we have gone over the fiscal cliff, and I merely mentioned giving up blogging in my Christmas post just to grinch the Christmases of people who would hope it would come true. The coal in their stocking is that I am back.
As my daughter once said as I tucked her into bed, "wait! wait! WAIT! I HAVE SOME MORE TO SAY!" Fortunately for all of you, whatever it is I have left to say is merely reduced to housekeeping notes at the beginning of the new year. This list is in no particular order.
- Beginning this Friday, the "Best of Phil" feature will return as we have a new unpaid and under-appreciated staff member on the roster. If he wants to introduce himself on the comments, I welcome him to do so -- but we offer the cover of anonymity via the Staff account so that our unpaid and overworked volunteers don;t have to take any grief for their efforts. It's a relief for me personally to have someone reliable working on that feature.
- Dose of Spurgeon continues as scheduled on Sundays, and effectively providing content on Mondays for those of you who wisely take Sunday off from crowd-sourced media.
- However, that leaves the question open regarding the call for open submissions to "guest Pyro" as we offered back in Sep/Oct. Dan and I haven't sorted out who, exactly, is supposed to accept, approve, format and publish those submissions. Because all those submissions would need some kind of editorial filter (we do use one, so no snide remarks), either Dan or I have to find the 2 hours a week to get on top of that. No word as to when that will get rightside up.
- For the invasively-curious, and for insight into what kind of fellow I am in real life, I have received a promotion at work to start the new year as well. Functionally, I think that means I'll be constrained to my one post per week here.
That's enough for today. Happy New Year. Prepare to be boarded.