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Bye Bye Blog — For Now
Here at Think Out Loud, the staff has been arguing for a while about the fate of our Behind-the-Scenes-Blog. Since you're here now, you've likely visited before but, frankly, many people have not. No matter how much we tweeted and facebooked and talked about it, just not too many people checked it out. They all flood to our website (which we appreciate!) but these extra stories just didn't get a lot of traction. So, the time has come for us to retire the blog.
In many ways it is too bad. We've had the blog since the show started back in January of 2008. Our first post was written by Dave (that's when he was the online host.) He wanted people to use their real names when commenting on our website. He said:
It's not going to be fun for me to come on the air saying things like "We got a great comment from Beaverfan1997, who wrote that..." or "ZarkonFOREVER couldn't agree more." I'm guessing it wouldn't make for great listening, either.
Over the years we wrote about wearing pink in Pendleton, Dave's friend's bad dreams, Sarah's sense of closure, and our staff picks — including Allison's in free verse. We showed you our new editorial calendar and let you know when we were hiring a new producer. We posted pictures (ours and yours) and shared some "after the show ended" conversations.
If you were a regular reader of the blog, I hope it allowed you an opportunity to get to know us a bit better. That is something that is very important to us and we will continue to strive to provide those opportunities, just in different ways. Look for us on Facebook and Twitter and, perhaps, one day Tumblr. Until, then, thanks for visiting!