Bad Samaritan is very nearly a year and a half old. As oft mentioned, itís not exactly what I thought itíd be when I started. Yet, I couldnít be happier with how things turned out.
Still, I want more.
When I called for more Samaritans about a month ago, I got more than a dozen applicants; more than Iíd ever received or ever expected to. And these were quality applicants. Maybe not big blog stars, but people who were such excellent writers that they certainly deserve to be adored by dozens.
So, I thought, why not give them all that chance?
Like I said, though, as much as I bitch about this place, I love what it has become. I donít want to throw off the delicate balance itís taken all this time to create. I decided to throw of the balance of the entire blog world instead. Please welcome to the world (cue sweeping music and cheesy special effects) Bad Samaritan: The Next Generation.
The way Iíve been thinking about all this is that this site will still be the personal narrative oriented and introspective Bad Samaritan you know and love. Bad Sam: TNG wonít be so quite narcissistic. It will acknowledge the world around and actually be reactive to it.
The posts will be shorter, more frequent, and just a little bit more fun. Generally speaking, there will be more about links, news, and opinions. Writing style and post topics will, of course, follow in the Bad Samaritan spirit.
Maybe you should think of it as whatíd happen if Bad Sam and Metafilter had a baby that wasnít quite so big and wasnít quite so snarky. Or something.
At any rate, I could go on and on here about this and that, and Iím sure I eventually will. But right now, I want you to go over there and take a look, say hi to the new faces, and poke around the place.
More importantly (well, I guess, equally important), I want you all to link up the new blog. If someone can make it onto the Blogdex and Dapop hot lists for creating life, certainly the creation of a new blog deserves to be at the top of those lists. Say something along the lines of ďFrom the people who brought you Bad Samaritan comes The Next Generation.Ē Or, you know, whatever words youíd like to use.
Cool. I like it. Love the idea. Hate the name. The Next Generation? OK if I just link it up as Bad Samaritan NEXT or BS Next or something like that? :)
by Charles at February 19, 2002 9:31 PM
the name is stupid. i'll admit that. "next" is good. someone linked it as "son of sam," which is really cool. i don't care, as long as the url is right.
by mg at February 20, 2002 11:08 AM
Oh, it's good. It's very good. It could be headed for the daily addiction category. Congratulations.
by jadedju at February 21, 2002 5:18 PM