The Future of The Garfield Political

Today’s post is completely apolitical. That’s because I want to explain how I want to run this blog and grow it moving forward, and how I want to get more people interested in what I’m working on here.

At the beginning of 2018, I decided that my plan for the blog was going to mean posting every Tuesday and Friday at 7 p.m. MST. I also decided to try hard not to be reactionary. That meant that, on a day like this past Wednesday, I wouldn’t react to Paul Ryan’s retirement, and would instead post a Let’s Get Political or a Changing Liberalism (that maybe had some connection to that retirement but wasn’t directly connected). I made that choice because I want people to be able to go back and read old posts and not be confused by something that happened many months ago and was no longer relevant. Also, I’m troubled by the 24-hour news cycle, and want to try to do my part to combat that.

Problem is, it’s hard to find enough to discuss twice a week that isn’t reactionary in any manner. I reached a point where I could no longer think of enough things that could remain relevant and were not reactionary, and so that led to me posting much left often than I had hoped. So I’m going to redo how I structure the blog.

On Tuesdays, I’ll continue to post non-reactionary stuff like Let’s Get Political or Becoming Bipartisan or Changing Liberalism (and maybe sneak in a few more endorsements before the midterms). But on Fridays, I’ll react to the week in politics. That way, you, the reader, will have a better understanding of how I felt about something that happened that week, and I’ll be able to have something new to talk about each week.

But there’s more! I don’t like being the only person whose opinion is on my blog. So I’m looking for more people to write things for the site. It can be anything, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be something I agree with. More perspectives are only a good thing, and I want to display those here as much as possible. So if you’re interested, reach out to me. If you don’t have a way to do that because you don’t know me, just leave a comment on this post (I can see your email and will reach out that way).

Finally, I want to just put in a little plug for how you can follow the blog. If you scroll back up to the top of this post, there’s a little box that gives you the option to follow the blog. Put your email in, and you’ll get an email each time I post with the complete post in the message. That’s probably easier than just wondering when something I post will show up in your Facebook feed.

I hope this all makes sense and that you will all keep reading what I have to say, and that I haven’t gotten boring yet!

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