I am a working writer and editor. Have been for 30 years. I have not posted on Kos much because 1. I can't afford to write for free, and 2. well, I can't afford to write for free. However, with sufficient provocation I have been known to spout off gratuitously. There we are. It has to do with Kos' home page and why I have to scroll way down yawner. JUMP!
The current (16:00 PDT) Daily Kos home page is choked with a single blog bloating a full 1875 words (every one a pearl!!!) I mean, Christ, Will and Broder only get 800, which is why, I suppose, we get words like "meritricious." All I see when I get here is blah-blah-blah and SEIU and CNA hacking on each other like ... like ... well, you know.
I have a question. OK, that's a lie. I have a rant. A suggestion. A desperate plea.
Can we please just have heds and summaries, a link here, a link there, everywhere a link-link on the home page? Please? Pretty please? Pretty please with suga suga? We ol' curmudges call those entry points. And we know that the more we get up high and out front, the more live souls will still be with us at the end of the story.
I mean, there are all these pitiful diaries moshing for attention way down yawner in the paw paw patch and I am not certain, but I am certainly afraid that heads are hitting keyboards long before they get through the peon diary list.
I know from long suffering experience that great writers and great publications are made not of ink but of razor blades. And I also know authors don't know how to operate the latter device.
That's it. I'll shut up. And get back to work.