Thursday, June 30, 2005

I've got good news and bad news

The good news is I've got a new gig as Chief of Staff for Senator Martin Sandoval (D-Cicero). I've been working for the Senator for two and a half weeks now, and it's an honor to have such an exciting opportunity to work to shape policy and build the Democratic Party with such a progressive, tenacious legislator.

The bad news is that I don't know where I'm going to find the time to blog! I mean, Rich Miller is a pro. He makes a *living* doing this stuff. Same with Zorn. And Jake Parillo (when he isn't muzzled. . .). Guys like Archpundit and AustinMayor and Jeff Berkowitz -- I don't know how they do it. Well, actually, I do have a sense, because I used to have a job where I'd have my own computer and didn't have a boss and could blog about anything I wanted whenever I wanted to. Now I've got all this work!

So, all that's to say, I'll probably be less frequently posting in the future than I have been. I'm still keeping the blog, and any opinions expressed (especially the dumb ones) are my own and not necessarily shared by anyone that I'm working for.

(It's kind of a funny relationship I have with you, the 'readers'. I've been surprised and kind of honored by how many people tell me that they read my blog. There's about 100 readers a day, according to the sitemeter report, which compared to any sort of media is miniscule, but to think of 100 actual people reading what I write every day is rather fulfilling. So thank you for reading.)

9 comments:

FightforJustice said...

Dan: To borrow an idea from Miller, invite some of your friends or readers to become guest columnists from time to time.

Dan Johnson-Weinberger said...

That's a good idea. I'll ask around.

ArchPundit said...

That's a good idea--and your sitemeter numbers are about half of what you actually receive.

ArchPundit said...

And Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congrats from one of your 100 daily readers....

Jeff Wegerson said...

Congrats! You have been a role model and example. Good Luck!

Dan Johnson-Weinberger said...

Thanks everyone (and good to know sitemeter is off so I've got *200* or so daily readers, Archpundit).

Rich O. said...

Congratulations and good luck on the new gig...

now if only I could find myself a job. worshiping the ever-hot PM or Ukraine just doesn't pay like you'd think.

Bill Baar said...

Congrats... do good thinks for the State and Ciecro... hold court at Freddy's deli.