Friday, April 01, 2011

Special Announcement: The Old Order Changeth!

We've all had days where we've thought to ourselves "Boy, I wish I could be two people."

Starting today, I can be two thousand. In a fashion, anyway. For today is the day we unveil our new blog, Stars And Garters, Incorporated.

You may have noticed the change in the masthead above. But you may not understand why it was changed and how will it affect the blog. Allow me to explain.

Since April of 2007, I had maintained the Stars And Garters blog singlehandedly. But because of time and creative blocks I had never been able to maintain it on even a daily basis, let alone at the level it needs to be. Well, today that changes.

Within the last few weeks, I've made my acquaintance with some rich and very well-connected friends with a mutual interest in blogging. Through them, I have connected with roughly 2,000 fellow bloggers from around the world. Together, we form the vast network which will blog under the "Notintheface" banner. That's right: Instead of just me posting an entry every few days, there will postings at least every half hour, each from one of my fellow "Notinthefaces". The blog will be updated 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

This will affect the content of the blog greatly. There will be several "Public Announcements" posts per day, each tailored to the geographical location of the particular "Notintheface" writing, many of which will be written in that particular "NITF"'s native language. For example, British readers will be able to enjoy the "PA"'s of one of my British counterparts, while those from the "Great White North" will be able to appreciate the more Canada-centric one. The United States will be well-covered, with bloggers statoned everywhere from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

As for "Friday Night Fights", all participating NITF's will have the option of submitting their proposed entry by Wednesday of each week. A favorite will be voted on each Thursday, with the final winning selection e-mailed by me to Spacebooger that Friday morning.

Another significant area of improvement will be in the area of diversity. No longer will this blog be constrained by the singular viewpoint of a fortysomething, married, liberal, middle-class white male. Instead, the Notintheface network will comprise a wide variety of races, religions, gender identities, income classes, sexual orientations, political beliefs, and even favorite Green Lanterns or Fantastic Four members. This will allow us to approach issues from as many different sides as possible.

We hope this new blog configuration will provide you with a wider variety of enjoyment. Thank you for your support!



At 3:46 AM , Blogger snell said...

I demand a raise.

At 6:25 AM , Blogger Gary said...

Psst - I'm Welsh, not English.

At 6:45 AM , Blogger notintheface said...

@Gary: Fixed (I hope)!

At 7:23 AM , Blogger notintheface said...

Snell, please submit all payroll requests and demands to the attention of the Human Resources Department of Morrison & Grant, Inc. for consideration and review.

At 1:35 PM , Blogger SallyP said...

Egad! This sounds quite epic!

But...but you'll still be posting won't you?

At 2:00 PM , Blogger notintheface said...

Yes, but you may not know when it's actually me. I'll be in the Illinois location.

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