Yet another place for me to write

So yesterday I posted that I am writing for the Philadelphia Examiner – it’s about time I mentioned my new blog: Orangeliners.com, a blog about Philly sports.

One thing that I noticed here is that the readership I had cultivated wasn’t as much interested in sports talk, but I wanted to write about it. I figured it would help me to have the two distinct sites. I haven’t quite found my voice there, but I’m hoping to grow that site into an interesting destination covering all Philly sports.

If you’re interested in writing for the site – let me know either through the contact form or leaving a comment here. Kristen will stop in every once in awhile to provide the woman’s point of view. Also would love for to  subscribe to the blog or it’s twitter feed.

Or just stop by and join into the conversation.

Under construction

One thing you should always know is that any decent website should always be “under construction”. That’s true here, but currently there’s a little more construction going on.

I’m doing a little spring cleaning in the background – reorganizing things, clearing out some bad code, and hopefully adding a new design.

When I do reveal the new blog, it will likely be more focused than it currently is – that also means that I will be introducing a new blog (or two).

Stay tuned.

The Post Election Blahs

Two weeks after the big day, which was just a week after my Phils won a World Series, and I am struggling to find things to write about. I could blame work or home, but I’ve found reasons to write before. It hasn’t been for lack of subjects; one of my favorite subjects is customer service, and I have good and bad saved up to write about. You’d think that with my guests blogging for me over the past couple of months, that I would be rearing to go.

Quite the opposite. Everything seems to pale in comparison. Everything seems to be less important. I only half joke about 2012 – but I can wait.

One thing I haven’t done is formally thank all the guest bloggers for participating. I truly believe it helped. It was our own little piece. I am happy we had a chance to make A Rubber Door more of a community; less me talking at everyone, and more talking with people.

I’ve thought about changing this blog to arubberdoor.com and making it a group blog, but I realize how much of a  commitment  that would be, and at least with my blog if it’s silent I have no one to blame but myself. That said, I will make it a normal practice to invite others to write here. And maybe some will decide to slum it here.

Thanks to (in order of appearance):

Their posts can be found forever at the Not Spencer Archives.

Blogger wakes up

So Blogger realized the error of their ways and fixed the problem where you needed a Blogger ID to link within a comment.     On VDog’s site there’s a great email from Blogger admitting to the fact they eliminated the URL field prematurely.

One thing of note – if you self-host your own site like I do, you need to obtain a OpenID.   Great instructions here on getting a OpenID for a self-hosted WordPress site or any other self-hosted site.