Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ch-ch-ch-changes

There comes a time in every bloggers life (well, maybe just the really dorky ones) when the siren call of gainful blogging employment must lure them away from the pajama-clad solitude of their personal sites.

This is only half true of me.

I will officially begin blogging on behalf of Isthmus' Daily Page website as of Nov. 1, but I will not be abandoning The Lost Albatross in the process. I mean, this place has just been too good to me. I can't quit it. And anyway, I can't seem to get out of this chair....

So this is how things are going to go down: The vast majority of my pontifications about local politics will find a new home at TDP, and I humbly ask that you come check them out. You can read Dave Blaska's bizarre rants while you're over there, too, if you're so masochistically inclined--but TDP has lots of other good, less fugue state inducing things on offer, too. Everything else I want to ramble on about in a public forum--things like arts, culture, sports, self-promotion, and thoughts on national/international current events, will go on living right here.

My sincere thanks to everyone who has read and supported TLA over the years, and I do hope you'll stick around and even check out my new venture. I will do my best to keep it interesting.

17 comments:

Rick said...

Awesome. Congratulations, Emily.

froggyprager said...

Congrats, that it a great move. yeah! Do they have any editorial control over what you write or do they give you topics or can you write about whatever you want?

Emily said...

Rick - Thanks!

FP - As far as my negotiations with TDP have gone, I'm pretty free to write about whatever strikes my fancy, so long as there's a local focus. They've been very good about the whole thing.

Michael said...

awesome! congrats and well done, I owe you a drink

The Sconz said...

Congrats! I'll make sure to check you out. Are you going to actually meet David Blaska?

Also, you might want to try and get them to change the ultra-restrictive commenting policy. It's not really restrictive, but the signing in etc. is a real hassle and stifles dialogue.

Emily said...

Michael - I am so taking you up on that. Thanks!

Sconz - What, you can't be arsed to register an account with them? :P No, I know, I'm not a fan of having to log in for such things, but I don't think I'll have that much sway right off the bat. If we keep (politely) mentioning it, though, maybe they'll change things. Who knows?

Of course, as it stands the requirements do keep out the anonymous drive-bys, which I can't say I'm sad about.

smedmusic said...

Hey, I can try an import a real 'fun' politician from 30 miles north of me if you want. I don't think Minnesota will miss Ms. Bachmann. Oh, ok, some of us will, just for the yuks.

(Oh, if only I could trade her for Tammy Baldwin...)

Mike Basford said...

This is great news...for Republicans!

Old political blogger joke aside, glad to see you taking up that gig. Please feel free to get in touch if you have some questions you'd think I could answer. Good luck!

illusory tenant said...

Well done. You earned it long ago.

Em Richards said...

Good jorb, Em! You represent us Emili well.

Em Richards said...

Also...

Tuuuuurn and face the strange... Ch-Ch-CHAAAAN-GEEE-EEHZZ!

I will now have this song in my head for the next 12 hours. Thanks.

capper said...

Wait a minute. You can get paid to do this? I suppose that it helps that you are a good writer and have a decent paper to write for.

XedgeX69 said...

well.... bookmarked TDP and placed it just below TLA in my "blogs and newsy sites" section. here's to one more link to visit daily! congrats!

David Blaska said...

I do feel as if I know you.

Emily said...

And here I'm holding out hope that I don't know you at all.

George H. said...

Congratulations, Emily. Thanks for keeping it literate. Seems so recent that all this started.

Remodeling in MD said...

So far, I find your blog addictive. Guess it has something to do with the frustrated actor in me.

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