Just wanted to get some input from everyone on the coveritlive approach to the debates, while letting Mr. Patrice blog without comments. I spent much of the evening watching the Steelers shit the bed, but it looks like Mistermix and DougJ hit a home run with the way we approached things this evening. Have a live blog, while having a live chat to take the place of the comments. I was completely thrilled with the performance, and I want to thnk DougJ and Mistermix for doing this. Do you all feel the same way?
I’m going to just assume you all do, and if you don’t, I apologize in advance. But I am just sitting here laughing, because again, ten years ago, this was not in the plans. It was a vanity site, where I babbled about shit, and roughly three people a day read the site. One was mom, the other two were me refreshing the site.
I think the only thing I did that helped to grow the site was just to allow people to say whatever they wanted in the comments. That was kind of novel for political blogs. Even more novel was that most of the comments were flaming me for being a moron, and I let them.
At any rate, excuse me my moment of reflection- I just find it humorous. This website used to me babbling incoherently, and now it is 10-15 people babbling coherently, and I have front pagers who get so sick of my procrastinating bullshit that they introduce things like coveritlive and I just pay the bills. It’s just funny watching things evolve, and while things evolve, we’ve saved thousands of animals and you commenters have built real life relationships with each other. There are nights when I talk to DougJ and I realize it really is no longer my personal website. It’s ours.
It was never in the plans, but I will say this- at least I was smart enough to realize that I do not make the website work. You all do.
The Steelers suck, also too.