A few months ago I asked permission from Miguel to post my series on the rule of threes (I’m still going on it.) He said “Yes, do it!”
Then he told J.Kb. and me that he was tired and was closing the blog and it was our job to carry on. I took the offer of being a part of what followed very seriously.
I want to contribute to the blog in ways other than just technical. Yes, I’m good at fixing hacks and such, but if I was to be a part of what followed I had to step up.
This is freaking hard!
It use to be that I’d send an article every couple of weeks to Miguel and he’d either write about it or not or just give me a brief email acknowledgement.
Now I look at every news story that flows by as a potential posting. I look at how do I add value to this article. How do I add value to the blog when reporting about something that other people report. How do I make sure I don’t just end up reading articles from one side. I have to venture into the deep dark parts of the web, like NPR, CNN and Lord help me, Vox.
It is a pain.
I know that Miguel pulls from twitter. I don’t have a twitter account and I don’t want to be following dozens of morons, just to be able to report on the latest stupid thing Moms Demand says or does.
So thank you from the bottom of my heart for the years and years of posts from both Miguel and J.Kb. You guys are freaking amazing.