I have been reading the rave reviews for our guest bloggers — David Drumm, Elaine Magliaro, and Mark Esposito — from last week. This was a trial effort to follow up on suggestions for a couple days in which some of our regulars might also post on the blog. Given the success of last week, I have offered to let David, Elaine, and Mark post on weekends. They have agreed to do so. This weekend will be the first such installment.
We have other regulars who may want to post and I have some of our regulars in mind for possible posters. After running the weekend special for a while, I will be exploring ways to add more voices from our regulars on the blog. However, any posting of blogs (as opposed to comments) will have to be done under the real name of the poster so you may want to think if you are willing to shed anonymity. I believe it is important to take responsibility for such postings. Moreover, posters will have to demonstrate that they will maintain civility — even in the face of trolls and instigators who seek to trigger personal or juvenile attacks. Finally, posters must take steps to avoid use of copyrighted material and maintain a bit of decorum and restraint in the subjects of postings. I will also be exploring other improvements of the blog in the coming months. I have a fairly heavy litigation schedule until the end of the year, but I hope to make some tinkering changes with the New Year.
In the interim, congratulations again to Elaine, David, and Mark. They have spent years improving this blog (as have some of our other senior contributors) and I am very grateful. This is an exciting expansion of the blog and I look forward to seeing how it unfolds.