The Week in Preview – Overdue Thanks and Things to Come

On August 12, 2003, playing around with a recently discovered free tool found on these here internets, I put up my first blog post without a clue as to what it was, where it would lead, or the impact it would have on my life and the lives of countless others. Nearly four years later I have seen this space morph from a personal sounding board to a lively group blog, to nearly dead and back. In addition, I have seen too many excellent writers come and go from the blogosphere for reasons all to familiar to me; lack of direction, burnout, or sheer lack of time.

Whatever our reasons for doing it, blogging is generally a thankless exercise. Considering all that this place has been through I can not in good conscience let it go further for one more day without extending my sincerest thanks to those who have contributed here over the years and are no longer around. They have carried me through tough times, kept the readers clicking through, and opened their souls to world without so much as a penny in return. Take some time and read back through their work, they deserve it.

Alicia Morgan, Artie See, Banobo, Doug Drenkow, Fester, and Zencomix.

Fast forward to today. Comments From Left Field is still alive and kicking and plans in the works to take things to a new level. We have streamlined our writer pool to four people; myself, Mr. M, Macswain, and the newest of our lot – adhocheretic. We hope that together this team will be able to deliver a wide range of opinion and analysis that will keep you coming back day after day. In addition, we will be working closely with our friends at The Newshoggers to provide rounded coverage of the important topics of the day.

We encourage you, our readers, to provide your opinions and engage in discussion with us via the comments links below each post. Some of us are better than others at participating in this dialog but don’t let that discourage you. Without your feedback this whole exercise is for naught.

Lastly, I have been all but absent from this place for roughly a year now. There are many reasons for this but mostly it has to do with my work schedule. That being said, I am committed to putting up at least one post a week which will come in the form of a Sunday editorial. It will likely include a resurrection of my old favorite “round the horn” where I point to my favorite posts from the around blogosphere during the prior week. Ultimately, the goal of this post will be to recap the previous week and to set the stage for the week to come.

So with that in mind, thanks again to all of our past contributors, thank you for reading and have a great week.

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