Happy Miserable Monday!
There's some huge news in the SoFla blogging world this morning. Let's get right to it with your morning Sift...
A- Critical Miami is history.
I guess this is as good a time as any to make it official: I’m putting this ‘ere website on the bloggy mothballs. I’ve been giving this a lot of thought, but the truth is that the decision isn’t an intellectual one — I’m sort of just over it. With the pink accents, the paisley background, the local news: it’s all gotten a little restrictive. The truth is that I started this site because I thought there was a need for it, and today the need is well covered by dozens of excellent sites, from Covert Overt to Miami Art to TM and EoM, and they’re all held together by Rick’s daily grind. I just don’t have desire to keep up with it all anymore.
My thoughts. There's a lot of pressure keeping up a blog that has the profile of a Critical Miami. I'm not quite sure readers who visit blogs fully realize the time it takes to research and compose a post the kind of which Critical Miami was used to presenting. Unless you're willing and wanting to spend loads of time on it, the blog can become a chore. Instead of being fun, it becomes an anchor in your daily life. And apparently that's what has happened to CM.
Although Alesh and I have had our run-ins over the past couple years, I totally respect where he's coming from and wish him well on a new project he's already started. Because a true blogger can not stay away from blogging very long.
That's something else I know about too well.
B- Carlos Miller does his usual excellent job documenting a very wet protest march that was held in downtown Miami on Friday. Make sure you turn your speakers down before viewing the video.