Pow Wow – An Autumn Conundrum

by Taxi

I’ve woken up this morning with little enthusiasm for the news.  This tends to happen every now and then.  Therefore action will be slow here on Plato’s for the next several days.  I will get busy instead with planting my winter veggie garden and taking nice autumn hikes with my dogs before the serious rains hit the Levant.

There wouldn’t be this gap in action on the site if I had some help.  Or if the model of the site was not so demanding on a daily basis, ie the site being a newsstand and a newsstand’s nature is in providing fresh daily news.

It’s a conundrum.  The site is now fully operational, yet my enthusiasm for running it keeps waning.  It’s not just a time issue, it’s the routine of reading so much media everyday and my head having little room for other internal spectacles or even external spontaneity.   This is why I’m not a journalist – I don’t care to know about everything everyday, day after day – I don’t enjoy that head-space.  I (reluctantly) started this site really as a place to say my thang without muzzle or moderator and now it’s become  like a high-maintenance exotic pet.

Don’t get me wrong:  I love what Plato’s is – my little creation.  But I am in a bit of a quandary.

On the one hand, my original articles get the most hits and cost me the least time.  Yet, one cannot write strategy analysis every day because in real life, political chess moves that change the game happen only every now and then.

On the other hand, even though I do very much enjoy putting the daily newsstand together, I don’t want to concern myself with the upkeep of it forevermore – I’ve done it everyday now for seven months straight.

I’m open to having admin help.  If anyone is interested, please write to me about it through the contact page here.   All inquiries will be confidential.

Maybe I need to change Plato’s model at this stage.

I’m really not sure which direction to take.

Maybe someone has a creative suggestion or two on how I can keep Plato’s going yet be less involved on a daily basis.

I’d love to know what you guys think.