October 5, 2005
You are a bunch of rowdy bumpkins. And some of you are presumptuous to boot.
For example: one rude fellow named Doug wrote in to say
Here is a factoid for gullible.info. If current trends continue gullible.info will change their website TWICE A YEAR!Another chap named "Opus" decided to say
What's with this site? Do you ever actually update things? I'm finished. Off my daily list it goes. I don't need a website taking up my time for nothing.Well fine, you've all made your point. Here's what I sent out to the email list on September 20, 2005. In retrospect, I should have posted it on the site, too.
Guess what! I've been a stranger for the last month or so, and for that I am sorry. But other than apologies, I come with some exciting news: today is the one year anniversary of Gullible.info. We started this site way back in September 20, 2004.
As you've probably noticed, the daily format has taken its toll. The ideas that once came effortlessly to me are now the product of forced, measured creativity and conscious effort. Not that there's nothing wrong with that; forced creativity is important to keep one's mind keen. But at the moment, I don't have the sort of time to dedicate to this project in the form that it has been in for the last year.
Is this the end of Gullible.info? HECK NO! I've registered the domain name for several more years, and I plan on making full use of it until the name expires, then I plan on reregistering it. I think of Gullible.info as my flagship project, and I don't ever want to see its demise. What will change, though, is the format and the content.
No longer will Gullible.info have a daily format. It's too taxing on my writers, and as I explained, I can no longer adequately pick up the slack. Instead now our updates will be sporadic, coming when an author feels the motivation to make an update. This may be once a week, it may also be more or less frequent. My suggestion, subscribe to the RSS feed, and you'll never have to worry about another thing in your precious little lives.
Gullible.info isn't going to shrink. We'll still keep up our full year of archived updates and we'll be adding to those when we can. Moreover, we are in the process of rolling out a new feature of the site, "Ask Gullible.info."
Do you have a question that's been bugging you, and you want to just find out a good old-fashioned, down-home country answer, just like mom used to make? We're here to do it for you. Send your questions to gullible.info and if we use your question, you'll get a pat on the back and the satisfaction of a job well done.
What about the daily emails, you ask. Well, those will happen when I have an update to the site to send out, and when I've got some writing that I feel comfortable sharing with the world. If I do send something out, chances are it will come from my blog (http://www.legatissimo.info) where I post much of what I write -- finished and un-. So if you want to scoop the rest of the world, that's where you can go ahead and do it.
This is not goodbye. It's just the start of the next phase of our wonderful relationship. I've enjoyed reading everything that y'all have sent me over the last year. I absolutely swear I read every single email. And I hope that you've enjoyed what I've sent you.
Here's to another year of laughs.
Yours in gullibility,
P.S., There's a post cued up for tomorrow, and boy is it a doozie!