Exciting Changes at BlueNC

James and I are excited to announce some changes at BlueNC. Some new front-pagers ... and a commitment to developing BlueNCtv.

For starters, Frank Eaton has agreed to help us develop the BlueNCtv concept. As you may know, Frank is a documentary filmmaker who has helped several of our favorite candidates by providing professional quality videos for web promotion. He has some amazing ideas, some of which will take time and fundraising to implement. One of the more exciting ideas is to pair with a BlueNC writer to put together issue pieces. For example he might pair with Robert on a piece on health care in North Carolina, or with Greg on green architecture. Ideally, each piece would result in a long narrative video and a shorter piece suitable to run as an ad. If you have suggestions or need help with video you want to post on BlueNC, just let Frank know.

In addition, we have three new writers joining the BlueNC front-page team for the final six months of 2008. They are Linda Cockman (momoaizo), Steve Harrison (scharrison) and Dan Blue, III (Dan B).

Please join us in welcoming and thanking Frank, Dan, Linda and Steve. The next six months are going to be one wild ride. I can't think of a better place to enjoy it than here at BlueNC. Thanks to all of you for making BlueNC what it is - and for pushing us to make it even better.

Cheers!

Betsy and James

Comments

Thank you, Frank, Linda, Steve and Dan

This is going to be a very exciting time.



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And thanks to Betsy for making this all happen

Keeping this place running is a big job, and Betsy Muse is the person who makes that happen. We all owe you a big debt of gratitude for the many things you do behind and in front of the scenes.

I've especially excited about the new developments because I've seen the quality of thinking and writing (plus production in the case of Frank) that these new team members have to offer. We're all really lucky that they've agreed to help us take BlueNC to the next level ... whatever that may be.

Just to be clear

the "old" front-pagers are still in place. Plus I forgot to thank Jerimee for all his support in keeping the wheels turning, too.

I probably should add......

One concern about promoting front-page writers is that we all have other responsibilities – jobs, families and lives outside the blog – that must take priority. We have been afraid that a long-term commitment would prevent some of our community members from accepting a higher profile role. We decided on a six-month rotation for new front-page writers. This should help prevent burnout and will allow us to include more of our community as BlueNC continues to grow.



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Change is badddddddd

Just kidding, new blood is always good, not saying the old was bad.....

The next six months are going to be great for our side and as my tag line says....

"jump in where you can and hang on"
Briscoe Darling to Sheriff Andy

welcome aboard

it's a great year for typin'

hehe

...typin' and taking pichures.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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New Faces

Welcome and thanks for pitching in. Speaking of green architecture, the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro is definitely not the stereotype. Might have to spend a weekend making a video there.

Indeed

It was in the back of my mind. I also heard the owner give an enthusiastic and proud presentation recently at a conference. Great speaker, very funny. He kept saying he made green decisions because he was a capitalist. I'm just looking for an excuse to stay for a night.

This is great!

----insert witty remark here----coming soon----

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I'm looking forward to all the new things to come.

It'll be great.

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

Wonderful news!

I fully support BlueNCtv 110%. Any assistance I could be to Frank, or any of you, just let me know. I have a feeling that come November 5th, we're gonna look back and just begin to scratch the surface in realizing just how much of an asset and driving force this site is to LITERALLY turning NC blue. I, for one, can't wait.

Excellent!

I look forward to seeing this site grow and become a "player" in the Sinistrosphere.

Liberalism as a badge of honor!
No apologies, no excuses.

Liberalism as a badge of honor!
No apologies, no excuses.

I look forward to this

Just let me know when you guys start offering subscriptions (a la dkos) so I can buy in.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Congrats to all!

Well deserved!

Congratulations

Frank! Linda! Dan B! Steve!
Congratulations! I am excited to see where this takes BlueNC!

Levi

how exciting!

Four more reasons to check in once or twice every day. And when the whole map turns blue in November, we'll have even more to talk about.

Nervous excitement here

and a big Congrats to Frank, Steve and Dan. Thank you Betsy and James for your confidence and for everything you have done to bring BlueNC to this point.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

Congrats

Onward and upward. BlueNCtv sounds like a rocking idea.

--
Pam Spaulding
Durham, NC USA

Pam's House Blend
www.pamshouseblend.com

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Pam Spaulding
Durham, NC USA

Pam's House Blend
www.pamshouseblend.com

Thanks for all your hard work so far!

I look forward to seeing more great ideas from you.

Newbie Dee :)

Welcome to BlueNC, Dee

I'm glad you're here!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Ch-ch-ch-ch-chaan-ges

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-changes
Dont want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-changes
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I cant trace time

I believe David would approve. I know I do!! I would like to suggest that Frank's first video be a recreation of the Frank & Sam Show from the bash.

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

Momo! sc! Dan B!

Yay!! :) This is awesome! Looking forward to reading lots of good stuff in the coming election season.

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Great news!

...and happy birthday to you Betsy!

Thank you, David

It has certainly been a crazy day!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Is all okay?

What a roller coaster you've been on.

Yes, the dog has a drain in his head

and John came home with a fever of 102*.....but other than thaaaaat, we're all just dandy. :D



Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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I'd like a drain in my head

Mine's way too full right now.

A...can I have that? : )

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

I found one

Chrome-plated.

exactly! Daughter with a tick bite...

...and a son who won't go to bed. But glad that we're celebrating you, Betsy!