Sunday, February 11, 2007

New Format

I have decided to change my content and format to a less interactive and ratings driven style. I have not been happy with the direction of this blog. Most of the time the posts that you see were fun to create. In the creation of a high profile site I attracted some unwanted attention.

The new format will consist entirely of book serialization. There will be no more current events, WWE posts, satire, roasts or interviews. Those of you that seek those type of posts will have to go elsewhere.

I have enjoyed spending time with you, but the time has come to move in a new direction.

20 comments:

Farmer John said...

**bang** ...thud.

There is no other place to go. You're unique, beak.

But do what you want to do. That's what bloggings all about.

Justin said...

What ever your reasons for this change are yours to do as you please. However, if you are doing it because you attracted some unwanted attention then I would have to say your are erring by giving those attentions un-due creedance.

You have created a great site and you said you enjoyed doing it so why change it just because perhaps some do not like yours and others opinions.

You must do what you feel is right and I will as I know others will miss the old site and the old Beak.

Good luck in your new directions hope it works for you. I will stop by from time to time to see your serializations.

Always On Watch Two said...

Beak,
I'll be stopping by every day to see the serializations. I'll likely be adding to my reading list!

beakerkin said...

Farmer

The time has come to move in another direction. Book serialization is a new direction.

Justin

This was a good site and I had a blast. The time has come for me to
build something different.

z said...

I am so sorry to hear about this, Beak.........I know all of us will be eager to read your new endeavors, too. you really do have a great mind, wonderful way with words, and an excellent blog......

i enjoyed all the comments from your great readers, too....I hope I see them all here in the future, too.

FLORIAN said...

What kind of direction do you mean Beaker? Interviews and roasts were always fun. I guess change if you must--but we still enjoy your rantings all the time. I do anyways.

beakerkin said...

Zinla

You will see me at Donal's and a few others. I thank you for the compliments. Most of the time it has been great fun. 99% of the people that come here are great people. I enjoyed entertaining and providing a lively fast paced site.

The time has come for a site that is lower profile.

Florian

There will be no more ranting from me. You will have to do the interviews from now on. Your skill has improved and I can think of no person more suited to the task. When doing interviews always remember start with quality people.

Others like AC and yourself are more doing quite well at providing lively sites. Some days I read AC
and it reminds me of the old days. I notice the correct spellings and
wake up.

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

Ewwww.

It's okay though. I probably wasn't going to get elected President anyway.

The Merry Widow said...

Should still be good to visit, you can't scare me off with books!

tmw

beakerkin said...

The new format is not designed to be entertaining. Any entertainment found in the new format is strictly an accident.

Elmer's Brother said...

I don't get it beak, but hey it's your blog. If you're tired of us just say so. (wink)

The Merry Widow said...

Mr.B.- We could vote you in as president of the book club!

tmw

beakerkin said...

Elmer

I am not tired of you or anyone. I am limited in what I can say.

The entire problem is one of those Farmer John issues.

In a nutshell and being vauge.

The question is do actions have consequences? Is the road to redemption meaningless unless the consequences of those actions are addressed?

The Farmer is much better suited to these matters than I am.

Mr B as President of a book club is an great idea.

FLORIAN said...

Did Farmer John talk you into this Beak?

beakerkin said...

Florian

I will make it more specific. I had a falling out with the community over a philosphical issue. There are those that see things differently than I do.

Rather than continue fighting I decided to walk away. The Farmer has absolutely nothing to do with this. The farmer is a great friend.

TMW and Donal can provide an explanation off line. I want to stress neither of them had a thing to do with this.

There are times friends no longer share the same vision.

kuhnkat said...

Beakerkin,

you know we disagree on SOCIAL issues. I come back to argue and enjoy your COMMIE baiting.

I am sorry to hear that there is an issue in the community that has made you feel there needs to be a change.

Like so many other things, youu must do what is right for YOU!! And yes, there are choices and prices to be paid. Since we don't know them we can't help you with your decision.

You won't get rid of me this easily as I am an avid reader also!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

beakerkin said...

Kuhnkat

Nobody has done a better job than you of saying what I would like to say in places I departed. You irritated the right person in your rounds. You might even do it better
than I do.

I want you to understand the realities of our community. Everytime you get a joint email you risk that one of the idiots won't go off the deep end.

Well one of the idiots went off the deep end and attempted to blackmail me. The powers that be have decided to bring this person into our community. This person has never applogized and I am sick of lectures about forgiveness. It isn't funny when it happens to you.
This person is not the one you use as a comedic prop, its his Israeli pal.

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

One day I'll have cooties too, I'm afraid.

Russet Shadows said...

Ok, could someone, somewhere PLEASE tell me what all this stuff is about "the community"? Who is in it? Who is out? What are the rules for membership? Yes, I'm being slightly facetious, but all of a sudden people start talking about "the community" as if it had always been in existence. Actually I find the concept kind of frightening. Where I live, most "communities" are gated, and sometimes the word is a euphemism for the asylum.

beakerkin said...

Russet

The nucleus of this blog community is basically Warren, I helped a tad. The key members are mostly ex Moonbat Central expatriates like yourself. We brought in wonderful people like AOW, TMW and some FPM people joined as well.


There has been a disagreement in the ranks and I have decided to depart. The affairs of this community are no longer a concern.

I will be on very few blogs going forward AOW, Jason's, Mark Alexander, Donal and a few others.

The community will continue to prosper under Warren's guidance.
There comes a time when people have to move on. It is time for me to take my leave.

Your analogy of an assylum is 100%
not too far off. We have added the criminally insane and this community is no longer something I wish to be a part of.