Yes, yes I've been MIA and for that I must profoundly apologize. Many things have happened in the interim, political instabilities not withstanding. I shall try, in my bumbling way, to keep politics for the most part, at least until our Podium's set up, out of the picture.
For one, our memberbase is kicking and by kicking, I do mean kicking. A new member's posted something about Sulman Rushdie, we're having a little political debate about the current crisis in the country, the e-zine and regular forums are alive, new posts almost daily in One Day, Two Minutes and A Writer's Journal. If you're feeling hesitant about posting, now's the time to start jumping into the center of things so to speak. All eyes, for once in a very long time, won't be on you. We've got enough pieces to keep our hands full, so to speak.
Not to mention, if you're posting, chances are you will be heard and someone or the other will step up to help you. The key here is that we're all writers and we're all learning, experimenting and in turn critiquing and hopefully, it doesn't sound too much like criticism. The important thing to remember is that we're all very different people and very opinionated and as a result, there will be clashes of ego.
When the new site unveils, changes will be made in the forums--topics will, in all likelihood, be switched and moved around--the "wheels", "events" and "co-ordinations" threads will be removed in favor of The Podium and the vBulletin board respectively. We'll also be getting a gallery, including one for the site as well as the forums, so there are changes planned ahead. We can cover events with pictures, limited to either public or members only viewing.
Yes, I think that's about all for now.
Comments are as always, welcome.