Rehabbing Contentious, gradually

Amy at work
Don’t worry! I’m still here, working hard.

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted to Contentious, for good reasons.

First of all, I’ve been totally slammed with work. I mean, back to 60+ hours a week most weeks. This brought out one of my worst personal flaws: I always tend to put own projects last. So Contentious went on the back burner. Sorry about that.

Secondly, the back-end of the site needed an overhaul since it was running on a woefully outdated version of WordPress. I’ve gotten tech help switching it to a new hosting service and upgrading WordPress, but the site still needs work. I have to customize the sidebars, and figure out why most of my links from the old version of the site haven’t mapped over to the new version. Yes, I know that’s a big problem, but I can’t fix it immediately. So please be patient.

Thirdly, I’ve been struggling with the continuing mission for Contentious. I started this back in April 1998, and nearly a decade later it’s been through a few iterations. I’m mulling over several visions for this sit, but I’m pretty sure I want to convert it into a group weblog. I’m getting bored with being the only writer here. I prefer working with teams at this point.

So I’ll keep working on Contentious, but it may be a little while before you see more fresh content here.

But I have been blogging a great deal! You can see my current work at:

  • E-Media Tidbits, a daily group blog I edit for the Poynter Institute, about what news pros should know about online media.
  • The Right Conversation, my blog on conversational media
  • I, Reporter, my citizen journalism training venture with business partner Adam Glenn
  • Carless in Boulder, a personal blog I write on the local Boulder, CO community news/journalism site YourHub.com

So stay tuned, and thanks for your patience.

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