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Dumping The Daily News?

Written By : John Hawkins
January 19, 2007

The daily news at RWN takes 2-3 hours per day to prepare and yet it draws a minimal number of links and a minimal number of comments. Now, I know some of you like the daily news section, but from what I’ve seen, the overwhelming majority of RWN’s readers are coming here for the commentary, not the news. Moreover, there are so many other news sources out there these days that I’m really not sure the daily news is as relevant as it was a few years ago.

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That’s why I’ve been thinking about dumping the daily news at RWN and replacing it with more posts.

Again, this is an issue that I’ve been thinking about for a long time, I have conferred with some other bloggers about doing it (They all thought it was a good idea), and I’m strongly leaning towards doing it. However, I thought I’d post about it so the regular readers could give their perspective on it. So, if you have an opinion about dropping the daily news, for good or ill, speak now or forever hold your peace.

Update #1: I figured I’d let this discussion go on for another day to make sure I hear all the ideas and opinions before I make a decision. However, just keep in mind that there’s no way for me to make everybody happy here. So, when I do make a decision, there will probably be some people who are less thrilled with it. That’s not because I’m blowing off anyone’s opinion, it’s just the nature of the beast.

At the moment, after listening to the comments, I’m toying with the idea of dropping the daily news at RWN, but adding some columnist and left-over type links to the blogger links at Conservative Grapevine. That will still free up some time for me to get up more content at RWN, while getting what seem to be the most popular news sections covered at CG. Still, no final decision has been made as of yet.

Dumping The Daily News?

Written By : John Hawkins
January 19, 2007

The daily news at RWN takes 2-3 hours per day to prepare and yet it draws a minimal number of links and a minimal number of comments. Now, I know some of you like the daily news section, but from what I’ve seen, the overwhelming majority of RWN’s readers are coming here for the commentary, not the news. Moreover, there are so many other news sources out there these days that I’m really not sure the daily news is as relevant as it was a few years ago.

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That’s why I’ve been thinking about dumping the daily news at RWN and replacing it with more posts.

Again, this is an issue that I’ve been thinking about for a long time, I have conferred with some other bloggers about doing it (They all thought it was a good idea), and I’m strongly leaning towards doing it. However, I thought I’d post about it so the regular readers could give their perspective on it. So, if you have an opinion about dropping the daily news, for good or ill, speak now or forever hold your peace.

Update #1: I figured I’d let this discussion go on for another day to make sure I hear all the ideas and opinions before I make a decision. However, just keep in mind that there’s no way for me to make everybody happy here. So, when I do make a decision, there will probably be some people who are less thrilled with it. That’s not because I’m blowing off anyone’s opinion, it’s just the nature of the beast.

At the moment, after listening to the comments, I’m toying with the idea of dropping the daily news at RWN, but adding some columnist and left-over type links to the blogger links at Conservative Grapevine. That will still free up some time for me to get up more content at RWN, while getting what seem to be the most popular news sections covered at CG. Still, no final decision has been made as of yet.

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