The election is over. Life is good. Mostly. Unless you look at your 401(k) statement. Or are gay. Or poor. Or unemployed. Or a veteran.
Hmm - maybe not so good after all.
I've been running and supporting this site for about 2-1/2 years now - it's hard to believe it's been that long, but it has. Lots of people have contributed over that time, and the last I looked we had close to 15,000 readers per month, which I guess means something (though I'm not always sure what).
Anyway, I like to think that what we're all doing here is worthwhile in some way, and could be more so. But there are some problems:
1. We need to think about sustainability. I don't think that "Steve pays for it" is a good sustainability model. I'd like to see something different happen - I really appreciate the fact that some of you have stepped up to the plate and contributed when I've asked - but it's been a pretty small number of contributions, and it's not financially viable, especially considering what my income has been for the past year.
2. It's time to re-think what we're doing here. This was a high-tech site when it launched, but it has been pretty static for the last year or so, mostly due to lack of time and other resources. I think it's time to make a leap forward, but I'm not sure what that should be . I have some ideas, but I'd like to know what our readers think. Let me know what you think Uppity Wisconsin should do in the coming year - how should we change, what new features or ideas should be incorporated? And how can we get more contributors?
What keeps you from being a contributor, or commenting, or otherwise contributing?
If you are writing here - what would you like to see change?
Please leave your comments - we'd all like to know.