In today’s 7 and 7, I want to bring a special light to a post I’m featuring in this week’s wrapup. Warren Roberts was a professor at the University at Albany, and he was asked years ago to contribute to the TU blog platform by then-TU blogboss Michael Huber. He wrote off and on for several years, and his posts were quite intelligent and well-reasoned.
Then, in April, the new TU blogboss, Shannon Fromma (also known as “The Shopportunist”), informed Roberts that they didn’t want to run his blog any more. Wow. Not even a “would you like to continue with us” or “what can we do to help bring more readers to your posts” or anything like that.
Guess I wasn’t the only person that got the sour-milk treatment from Big Hearst. Stay classy, Times Union…
Okay. Let’s get back to the real reason for this post – to highlight the works of several of my fellow bloggers, both those from the TU portal and those on my blogroll. And from the TU portal, we have:
- Susanne Marie Poulette’s blog, “Reappearing like the sun.” (Read this first)
- Nina Marinello’s blog, “Maybe just a nod?“
- Rob Hoffman in the “Hoffman Files,” “Are you a racist?“
- Frank Robinson’s “Rational Optimist” blog, “For women only.“
- David Kalish’s “The Ruminator” blog, “Just outside the path of totality.”
- Fran Rossi Szpylczyn’s “There Will Be Bread” blog, “Small s sacraments, quotidian grace.“
- Pete Bardunias’ blog, “USS Saratoga in Action in the South Pacific.“
And now, from the blogroll, let me share these with you:
- Professor Warren Roberts’ blog, “Reflecting on my blogs at the Times Union.” (Read this first, and leave a comment or three on his page)
- Rob Madeo’s “Keyboard Krumbs” blog, “Another Brick in the Paywall.“
- 98 Acres in Albany, “A sad discovery.“
- Aaron Bush’s “Aaron Knits” blog, “Spinning a Pixie and then off to the Fair.“
- Carl Johnson’s “Hoxsie!” Albany history blog, “The Wellington Hotel and its Musical Owner.“
- Roger Green’s “Rambling with Roger” blog, “Sheila E., B.B. King Blues Club, Aug 18 2017.“
- Silvia Lilly’s “DelSo” blog, “50 esssential 4-letter words.“
And there you have it. Have a great weekend, everybody!
Yes, dump a smart and interesting writer and keep Trumpy McMullen. Brilliant.
Thanks for supporting local blogs, Chuck.
Only one blog matters at the Times-Union.
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