It genuinely saddens me to report that Rick Moran has decided to relinquish his position on the Watcher’s Council and, consequently, there’s now an empty seat to fill. If you have a blog, considering applying for it—the current rules are here.
Not long ago a scholar at Carnegie-Mellon produced a network analysis of the blogosphere that suggested that you could get a pretty good idea of what was going on by reading just 100 blogs. Present or emeritus Watcher’s Council members were heavily represented in that 100.
The Watcher’s Council is a great way to find new readers, make a difference, and to punch above your weight class.
If you’ve applied before and failed to get a seat, please apply again. I know precisely who my preferences would be for new Watchers. You know who you are.