17/01/2017 by Don Quijones
As this fledgling year settles in, there is good news and bad for followers of RGBS. I figured that you — like me — would prefer to hear the bad news first.
Here it is: after four and a half years of raging against a rising, unstoppable tide of bovine effluent, this blog is preparing to close operations. The website has run its course and, to paraphrase Monty Python’s John Cleese, it will soon be an ex-blog.
The good news is that Raging Bullshit’s demise will coincide with the rise from its ashes of a new blog (two words, two syllables, 10 letters, initials: RG). Among other things, the new blog will:
- Have a shorter, somewhat less profane name, much sexier design, more complete layout and a more user-friendly interface.
- Be run by two people, instead of just one. A close friend and associate of mine (whom for the moment I shall refer to as “D”), will be helping with the site’s day-to-day opererations, selecting some of the content, responding to readers’ comments, running new features we’re in the process of developing, liaising with contributors and managing our social media interactions. He’s already played a major role in designing the new blog.
- Be run along more professional lines, with more original content. That means we’ve finally had to bite the bullet and begin featuring some advertising on the new site. It’s the only chance we have of being able to dedicate as much time as we plan to and still have any hope of making ends meet.
- (Hopefully) become a go-to platform for up and coming, gifted writers who are keen to reach a wider audience. This is, without doubt, our most important and ambitious goal. As such, if you know of any writers or bloggers who are penning original, reliable, thought-provoking content, please give us their details or, alternatively, give them ours. We also hope to make RG a lot more interactive than RGBS, by encouraging readers to comment and share their ideas, opinions, insights and feedback. We will do everything we can to respond as promptly as possible.
RG will be launched at Midnight on Jan 31, 2017. We hope you like it, since it is your opinion, interest and support that matter the most. And please, if you have any suggestions regarding content, features or potential contributors, or would just like to guess the name of the new blog, we’d be delighted to hear from you and will respond as soon as we get the chance.
All our best and a belated Happy New Year (despite all the bulls**t),