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August 01, 2005

Thank You to The Guest Bloggers!

Before I do anything else, let me take a moment to thank Laurel Halbany, Ron Hogan, Claire Light, Eric Magnuson, Jeff Porten, William Schafer and Jim Winter for their really wonderful work as guest bloggers in July. As a reader, it was whole lot of fun reading their work; as a site proprietor, I am delighted that my instincts were correct that they would keep the site fresh and interesting while I was off doing other things.

I am going to leave the links to their personal sites up on the main page of the Whatever for an indefinite amount of time (at least a few months); I hope that you'll follow their further writings in their own places.

This was such a successful experiment that I suspect I will repeat it again at some point. I'm also giving some thought to possibly founding a group blog as an adjunct to this site, and would probably use this site for that if I did. Naturally, I welcome your thoughts on the matter.

Posted by john at August 1, 2005 01:29 AM

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Ron | August 1, 2005 01:50 AM

Thank YOU for inviting us, John!

Jim Winter | August 1, 2005 02:20 AM

Thanks for letting us play, John. And if you hadn't brought Claire in, I'd have never known vacuuming was a legitimate form of cat grooming.

My cat's not happy about that, but it's always good to know your options.

Audrey Estock | August 1, 2005 05:05 AM

Well, I'm sure I'll continue to read their blogs. Though it is good to have you back, John. (Now to eagerly await The Ghost Brigades!)

I think the group blog site would be interesting, to say the least. It would allow for a variety of different opinions and different topics, assumedly from literate individuals. I say go for it!

Chris McCullough | August 1, 2005 06:25 AM

i can see you've been reading Howard Rheingold. no matter; a group blog sounds like a great idea, john.

Patrick Nielsen Hayden | August 1, 2005 12:20 PM

Are you aware that all of your guest bloggers have lost their attributions? The posts now just say "Posted By".

John Scalzi | August 1, 2005 12:26 PM

D'oh! An unintended consequence of deleting their posting accounts. I'll fix that.

Brian Greenberg | August 1, 2005 12:29 PM

For what it's worth, I vote "yes" on the group blog idea as well. I'm glad you're back, but I thought July worked really well...

claire | August 1, 2005 12:56 PM

thanks for the opp to smear your reputation! i hope we didn't succeed. welcome home, i'm glad you're back.

mythago | August 1, 2005 10:49 PM

The pleasure was all mine.

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