I love coming home to controversy! /sarcasm
I've spent the last couple hours reading various journals and comments about the closing of DailyLitDeviations
. I am saddened that such a great project is over, but also unsurprised. I lost time (but not interest) for it some time ago. It was a full time job, in part due to the way administration was set up, but also due to the fact that the literature community is huge and diverse and beautiful and trying to feature/make a large portion of it happy is a difficult task - on the best of days. The team of admins over there were/are some of the most passionate, dedicated, and inventive personalities I've ever had the pleasure of working with on this site. All of them deserve love, respect, and never-ending thanks.
I am very disappointed at the amount of drama the decision to close DLD made though. Not that people were upset at the closing of a beloved group, but that some chose to use personal attacks to get the point across. That is far below the calibur of conversation I know that this community is capable of, and perhaps I have no room to speak since I haven't been active here in recent months. But I know how vibrant, ambitious, and unstoppable this community can be when we decide to work together.
With that in mind, I am happy to put my support behind DailyLitRecognition
. If you like the idea behind DLD, you'll love the new directions this group looks to be taking. Give them a watch, leave your feedback, and maybe help spread the word! And don't forget to suggest, once they've worked out how to do it!
And in the meantime, I'm absolutely positive our amazing CVs will be happy to look over any suggestions you have for Daily Deviations.