I have decided it’s time for a new chapter here at RJsCorner. It’s time to shake things up.
- I am putting out too much gloom and doom lately. Who wants more of that in their lives?
- I want to make my posts a regular part of your daily life. To do that they need to be more concise so you can read them in under two minutes (one minute if you are a fast reader 🙂 ).
- My decision to move InSearchOfAmerica photos and most corresponding stories to Flickr albums also affected this change.
At an even more basic level, I need to get back to my roots. Giving a “Will Rogers” view of the world is what started RJsCorner. I have drifted away from that in the intervening years. Will had a lighthearted way of talking about his times during the Great Depression. He gave his readers hope and humor instead of dread and darkness that was so common during that period. Given the current times seem very similar to his, I plan to do more “hope and humor” here going forward and a lot less “inside-the-beltway” stuff, especially for the next two years, nine months, three weeks, and five days. Now don’t get me wrong, except for the beltway stuff, I will be covering pretty much the same issues, it is more the tenor of the post than the content that will be changing.
With all this in mind, the format of RJs Corner will be changing. I will be off-the-air for a few days until it is done.
In the meantime, if you have any suggestions for what you would like to see more or less of on RJsCorner, PLEASE to chime in. Your input is very important to me.
To give you a little preview, my daily posts which will be called “The Daily Cackle” will be limited to about 250 words, and will be more my words and fewer quotes from others.
I will also do a once-a-week in-depth post which will be the length necessary to get the story across. In addition, I plan to add more personal stories about my life in hopes that you will share some of yours. I want RJsCorner to be more than a virtual corner, I want to make it a community.