Since I’ve now been running this blog for four years, I thought it might be an opportunity to consider if I should make any changes. Things have certainly got a little quieter, which might simply be because I’m writing less, but it does seem as though blogging overall has got quieter; many of the other blogs seem rather quiet. It’s possible that this is indicative of some kind of overall change, which might be a positive, but there does still seem to be quite a substantial amount of misinformation being presented in the media, so it’s not clear that there is some kind of overall improvement in the quality of the available information.
Since I am sometimes criticised for my moderation, I had considered relaxing some of my bans, but I suspect it wouldn’t stop the criticism (I think it’s mainly looking for something to criticise, rather than a serious issue with my moderation) and the comment threads might simply then degenerate and I’d just have to re-instate the bans, or start moderating more heavily again.
Another possibility would be to have more guest posts, but I’m not even sure if there is any demand; there are plenty of venues for people to write posts if they wish to. If, however, anyone is looking to write something and would like a guest post, feel free to get in touch; I will, however, still retain some amount of editorial control.
Alternatively, I can just leave things as they are. I certainly don’t have time for any major increase in activity on the blog, so it might just be best to not change things too much. However, if anyone does have any ideas, or thoughts, let me know through the comments and I will certainly consider any suggestions that might be made. Be also interesting to hear other people’s views as to the general state of climage blogging; has it really changed quite a lot over the last few years and, if so, what could have caused it to change?