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Paging Senior Fellows of The Mighty Corrente Building

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Speaking for myself, and I suspect others, it is time for Xenophone, xan, Leah, and Chicago Dyke to once again grace the pages of Corrente Wire. Puppies and kittens are calling for you.

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Submitted by shystee on

the nomination pie-fight ever ends, you should expect to hear more from the Senior Fellows.

Most of the commenters here seem to want to talk about the nomination and only that.

As Lambert rightly points out, there is nothing stopping us from posting about any subject our heart desires. But non-pie-fight posts don't get much response or the comment threads get turned into pie-fight discussions.

A lot of this has to do with the fact that much of our new readership (and writership) comes from Lambert creating a safe haven for Hillary supporters who escaped from other sites.

And this is all good. It certainly is putting Corrente's numbers through the roof.

One of our goals from the beginning, besides providing a space for freedom of expression and alternative flows of information has been to expand our "reach" or audience.

More audience = more impact = less influence for Corporate Media.

Like the esteemed janitor says, the Mighty Corrente Building and the Blogosphere in general are like an Agora. Right now most people in the town square are shouting at each other about the Dem nomination. Some of us who want to talk about other things, or who don't want to take a side in the fight, might choose to wait it out.

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Submitted by DCblogger on

I just thought I would give some encouragement.

But the nomination is sucking all the oxygen out of everything else.

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Submitted by shystee on

in the world and in this country besides the pie-fight.

So it might take being louder, or more persistent (as in your single payer posts) to bring attention to other topics.

I'm planning on posting about the CA special election this weekend.

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Submitted by DCblogger on

I notice Atrios stats have taken a dive this year, I think that is in part that is because he refuses to get into the pie fight.

Submitted by lambert on

... or he picked sides, and so his content became predictable. Eh?

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by leah on

About the reasons some of us find ourselves posting less, and why it's an entirely good thing that Corrente has been rewarded with new readers and posters because that Mighty Corrente Building took the less-traveled path of sticking up for Hillary and Bill, and for the late, lamented media critique.

It's not so much that I feel not enough readers will pay attention to any given post, it's more about feeling that introducing a new topic is like interrupting an intense conversation that hasn't yet played itself out.

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Submitted by BDBlue on

I want to thank everyone for this site and how great it is. I'm obsessed with the pie fight, I admit it and I am ashamed, but I can't help myself. Having said that, I also do read almost all of the other posts here. I don't always comment on them because I don't always have anything knowledgable or worthwhile to add, but I learn a lot from almost all of them and I appreciate them. And while the pie fight may have brought me here, I do plan on sticking around and hopefully will be a positive member of the community.

BTW, in the recent media thread, I saw some discussion of the emergent conspiracy theory. I was wondering if there's more on this somewhere because I sensed it wasn't a new topic. And I confess when not obsessed with intra-party pie fights, I'm obsessed with how the media and corporations work together and separately to screw us all over. I'm still educating myself in this regard, and would love any suggested readings, but the Shock Doctrine has only whetted my interest in learning and thinking more about it.

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Submitted by Aeryl on

What BDB said.

I want to thank everyone for this site and how great it is. I’m obsessed with the pie fight, I admit it and I am ashamed, but I can’t help myself. Having said that, I also do read almost all of the other posts here. I don’t always comment on them because I don’t always have anything knowledgable or worthwhile to add, but I learn a lot from almost all of them and I appreciate them. And while the pie fight may have brought me here, I do plan on sticking around and hopefully will be a positive member of the community.

I'd like to add, Thanks. I am so happy to have a place to spout off my lewd, rude, crude opinions, much to BIO's horror, I'm sure :D

Bill Clinton for First Dude!!!

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I may be untutored, but I know when hosts have been gracious and generous to me and mine.

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Submitted by Ian Welsh on

is what will matter. I've been blogging for a while and seen this cycle a number of times with various events. The question is always "once the event is over, how much of our new audience can we hang on to?" Atrios will recover, a lot of the blogs that gained a ton of readers will lose most of them. Hopefully not Corrente, but being able to switch gears will matter.

Submitted by lambert on

... but hopefully all the, er, organic matter will lead to new growth, new ideas, new compelling content. So, no, everybody's numbers will go down.

And people can write all the anti-McCain posts that they want, if they conceive that to be their duty. Nobody will read them, because the A list will do them better and faster, and nobody reads a me too blog. Unless, of course, we want to rely on gleeful Caption John Brown types, which I think would be a mistake....

Hopefully, though, there are ways forward out of the mess, and we have enough freethinkers and new minds to come up with some new possibilities. That's where the compelling content will be, and (one can only hope) that's where the hits will come from.

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

to be displayed publicly -- and you have no idea how absolutely publicity shy these two are....

so I expect to see some major posting from the sr fellows, given this enormous sacrifice on their part...

This is Pi
Pi

and here's Koa
Koa

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Submitted by DCblogger on

as the proud author of a blog that is read only by search engines, there is value to linking to other work and bringing wider recognition thru search engine ranking.