March 11, 2013 at 5:00 AM
Guess who’s back?
That would be me, the erstwhile manager of this fickle blog.
Where have I been? Right here, of course, writing my column at least three times a week. I’ve been focusing on that, along with this new radio gig with the wonderful Elise Woodward that you may have heard about, as well as teaching a winter quarter journalism class at the University of Washington. My plate has been full, but I have a large stomach. And now I’m ready to return to this medium to stir up stuff.
Why? Because, as a writer, I love a fresh challenge, and frankly, figuring out the right mix in this space has been quite the task for me. The way my job as an opinion writer, deep thinker and occasional narrative journalist is structured, there will be times when I need to step away and devote all my energy to one project. That will always conflict with blogging, especially the way I like to do it, with great thoughtfulness and long posts.
Still, I want to have it all, so I can’t give up on this space. I like the freedom. I like the immediacy. I like the interaction. More than anything, that’s what has brought me back after a few months away.
We’ll do it a little differently this time. I’ll try to write a lot more short, quick-hitting posts this time. I’ll return to the roots of this space and provide extra points on many of of my newspaper columns and give insight into my thought process behind each piece. And I’ll make no guarantees, other than to have fun.
I’m certain I can live up to that expectation.
Welcome back to this blog. Thanks for your patience.
Let’s do this.