June 25, 2002

Off the Air: I won't be pos...

Off the Air: I won't be posting here for the next several days, probably. See you next week. UPDATE: I've actually decided to put this thing on ice for longer than that. As some of you may have noticed, I've got some interesting balls up in the air right now, and as F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, there is no Infield Fly Rule in American life ...

So if I post, it will be on L.A. Examiner, or it will be a brief note to announce some new article or column. I'll definitely be back, and I hope you look me up then.

In the meantime, all of you who have sent me nice (and regrettably unanswered) notes about linking to your sites, why don't you put them in the comments below, perhaps with a brief description? It'd be fun to build up a big collection....

OK. Bye for now. And thanks for everything.
Best,
Matt

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A few balls in the air, eh? I suspect that starting a new paper in LA must be more akin to juggling chainsaws.

Good Luck, and many thanks for the link!

Posted by: Anthony (Swen) Swenson at June 26, 2002 05:37 AM

Matt - I will still visit for residual effects!!!

Love you!

Posted by: Dawn at June 26, 2002 07:41 AM

Inevitable blogger burnout commencing.

Posted by: ct at June 26, 2002 08:08 AM

Matt,

Good luck with the startup of the paper and feel free to link to my site when you get back to blogging.

Robert

Posted by: Robert Prather at June 26, 2002 08:58 AM

Need any help?

Posted by: John Ward at June 26, 2002 10:27 AM

When you next get a chance check out 'Sphaera Ephemeris,' the ONLY Greek Blog with news and opinions from Greece.... Good luck with the paper!

Posted by: Nikos Karanikos aka 'Dr Niko' at June 26, 2002 10:53 AM

I'm in the dark. How did everybody else notice you have your balls in the air - wait, ah - starting a newspaper? A daily? With a magazine on Sunday? A competitor for the Times? Why so secretive, elusive, paranormal?

Sounds pretty cool, but at least you could fill in your near-regular visitors with the facts...

Posted by: Gissing at June 26, 2002 12:03 PM

Hopefully when you return from your hiatus The Lofty will be a part of your blogosphere link column!

Kris Lofgren

Posted by: Kris Lofgren at June 26, 2002 01:53 PM

Hoping that, if I can't get an actual paper edition up here in the SF Bay Area, I can at least get its content online. Best of luck at the Examiner!

Posted by: Craig Schamp at June 26, 2002 02:04 PM

I'm in the Bay Area, too, but I plan to buy a subscription for an LA-area library. Might help give it a kick-start.

Posted by: Mike at June 26, 2002 03:46 PM

Bye! Enjoyed reading your stuff. I find myself reading 'blogs more than the papers these days. I'll nix your link from my "favorites". Hope to hear about you again in the blogosphere. Good luck!

Posted by: Craig Calhoun at June 26, 2002 06:14 PM

thanks for your kind references to my quaint little blog http://www.resedaweb.blogspot.com ... both here and in print

things be jammin now

a newspaper startup... juggling balls? are they on fire yet?

Posted by: jim hames at June 26, 2002 09:25 PM

Keep those balls aloft. We're all rooting for you. There's nothing better with witch to leave your readers than a Fitzgerald quote.

And when you get your (not-so)top secret newspaper project off the ground, see if you can't get some sort of mail delivery system that can put the product in a Louisville, KY mailbox.

Thanks a billion.

Posted by: Jackson Cooper at June 26, 2002 11:09 PM

Best of luck, Matt.

Posted by: Ben at June 27, 2002 06:48 AM

Best blog, ever.
[end Comic Book Guy voice]

Seriously, nice work over the last 9 months. If those weasels at the Times are paying attention, they're already quivering.

Long live the Nexus, and keep some seats warm at the new paper for the next generation of almost-too-poor-to-be-drunk Nexites.

Posted by: Tony Biasotti at June 27, 2002 02:52 PM

Thanks for the nice sentiments, all. And Tony -- the key word in your description of Nexites is "almost."

Posted by: Matt Welch at June 27, 2002 03:11 PM

Good luck! And by the way, those of us who look in from the safety of north of 49 degrees, would appreciate a read once in a while, too!

Posted by: Jak King at June 27, 2002 04:31 PM

Best of luck with the Examiner.

Hopefully you can keep those balls in the air and out of the newspaper.

Posted by: Ross at June 28, 2002 11:28 AM

Good luck with the paper. The city deserves a better paper than the one no one reads.

Posted by: Chris Blanchard at June 28, 2002 09:35 PM

Good luck, Matt. And give 'em hell!

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at June 29, 2002 09:32 PM

Best of luck with the paper. A good local paper is more important than ever, especially for L.A.

Posted by: Andy at June 30, 2002 12:17 AM

Damn, with you and Ken hanging up your spurs and Peter quiet, I just might have to kill myself.

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by: Matt Welch at June 27, 2002 03:11 PM

Good luck! And by the way, those of us who look in from the safety of north of 49 degrees, would appreciate a read once in a while, too!

Posted by: Jak King at June 27, 2002 04:31 PM

Best of luck with the Examiner.

Hopefully you can keep those balls in the air and out of the newspaper.

Posted by: Ross at June 28, 2002 11:28 AM

Good luck with the paper. The city deserves a better paper than the one no one reads.

Posted by: Chris Blanchard at June 28, 2002 09:35 PM

Good luck, Matt. And give 'em hell!

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at June 29, 2002 09:32 PM

Best of luck with the paper. A good local paper is more important than ever, especially for L.A.

Posted by: Andy at June 30, 2002 12:17 AM

Damn, with you and Ken hanging up your spurs and Peter quiet, I just might have to kill myself.

Posted by: Richard Bennett at July 2, 2002 03:59 AM

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