I suppose I should have let you guys know what’s going on with Mostly Political.
Basically, it all came down to time commitment. I’ve been juggling a few different projects, and am starting a full-time job tomorrow, so I’ve kind of been neglecting MP for a while.
Starting today, Mostly Political is on an indefinite hiatus. Very soon, the MostlyPolitical.com URL will redirect to my personal blog. There are a few reasons for this:
First, I still occasionally write about politics. And I need an outlet for those times when I just have to say something. While MP has a few hundred followers, my personal blog has a larger following. And if I’m not going to write about politics regularly, I don’t want to keep operating a blog that’s fairly stagnant.
Secondly, Mostly Political never really “took off” in the way I thought it would. At its height, it had amassed several hundred followers, and had about 1500 unique pageviews per week. But for some reason, I could never really get much interaction with followers and readers. The goal of MP was always to be a conversation about politics. I wanted readers to submit guest posts, comment, speak up with their opinions, and just interact with the content. That never happened in a significant way. I’m not sure why. MP had a healthy following and great page view numbers for its age, but the audience just wasn’t engaged.
So I’ve been focused on other things lately, and MP has just been gathering dust. I might bring Mostly Political back at some point in the future, but for now, it’s going to folded into the /tagged/politics section of my personal blog. You’ll find a lot of the same content and commentary there. That blog is very random — featuring random graphics, gifs, life updates, literary quotes, tech news, and more. Politics won’t be the focus there, but if you’d like to join me, I’d love to have you. If don’t want to follow me there, you can keep up with me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and slew of other places.
It’s been fun, but I’m officially shutting down this project as of today.