There will be several things ending on Aug. 4. Many campaigns will shut their doors, and we’ll stop seeing the stream of press releases that give this site a lot of its content (and conflict). We’re planning for that day, because we don’t want this blog to die out. We have way too much fun doing it, and its getting between 700 and 1,000 hits a day.
Right now, you’re looking at what I like to call Prairie Politics v. 1.5. After Aug. 4, we’re going to start looking at v 2.0. What will that mean? First, Katie and I will, most likely, take this private – meaning it will no longer be a project of the McPherson Sentinel. We’re a local paper that took advantage of a perfect news storm in the 1st District and the Senate. We’ll be amazed if we see any races like these in the near future. Taking it private will give us the freedom to do a few more things with it.
What things? For starters, a complete site redesign. We like WordPress, and will stick with it, but we’ll also pump a little more money into it. We’ll also start looking at more national stories, and try to localize them to this state. No doubt, the folks in Topeka will keep us in stories as well.
We’d love to hear any suggestions from you on how to make the site better. We look forward to seeing most of you after the primary, and its ensuing hangovers and post-partisan depression.
Seven more days…