Maintaining a weblog, even a group weblog, can be more difficult than it appears for those who've not done it. Work and family should take precedence over what is, for us, an enjoyable hobby that does not offer financial reward. Ennui and writer's block set in, as I know has happened to me and I suspect has happened to my fellow bloggers from time to time. One way to combat these problems is to introduce new blood now and then. That's what I'm here to write about.
Cousin Charles is joining us, effective today, as a guest blogger, because his parents have left the country for an archaeological dig in South America, and are not expected to return for some time. He joins a long list of past bloggers who've brightened these pages, including Ken's older brother Chuck; Spearchucker, who wrote here about black issues and surgery; and Janice, whom you will recall as the former Popehat yeoman.
In all seriousness I've known Charles, in the online sense, for some time and expect that he will provide a valuable boost to the quality of this site. It may be a day or two before Charles posts, but he's been given a set of keys to the site effective immediately. Welcome aboard Charles.
Finally, on the subject of change and financial reward, I'm pleased to announce that Popehat is also about to begin a partnership with the Gator Corporation, which will alert our readers to new products, services, and software through a series of unobtrusive popup ads, which readers are of course free to disregard, though we hope you'll find their products to be of interest. Remember, always trust content from Gator Corporation.