Sunday, June 03, 2007

Blog News: A new "Kansas Voice" & a more national focus for In This Moment

By Diane Silver

I'm playing around with something new, and I hope you all will tell me if this is a great idea or a decidedly stupid one.

What I'm going to do is to work to give In This Moment more of a national and international focus, while still maintaining a place for Kansas news and commentary.

I'm doing this because non-Kansas readers tell me that when they sample In This Moment, they sometimes go away for good because it looks we're just Kansas focused. I can see how that can happen given that I have been known to obsess a bit about the Sunflower State. It is my home after all.

But I and my co-bloggers have always meant to give In This Moment a much broader geographic focus. I think that's particularly important as we head into a presidential election year, and we all struggle to figure out who should get our vote.

Bottom line: I've created a new blog called Kansas Voice. I'll put a link to this at the top of In This Moment. I'll also continue to post links to Kansas stories on In This Moment, but the posts will be mere links, and thus, won't edge out news from the greater world outside of the Prairie.

As I said, this is an experiment. Let me know what you think.


janet said...

Being a Kansan, I like(d) your Kansas commentary, but I'm content to get it at Kansas Voices. I hope it works for you.

Diane Silver said...

Hi Janet! You can still find links to my Kansas commentary on In This Moment. They've just be shorter links that will take you to the Kansas Voice posts. Thus, if you still want to focus on In This Moment, you won't miss anything!

This is also an experiment. We'll see how it goes.