This blog was created mostly on a whim from Jument, and a great idea from Reynard. The great idea? Dueling bloggers. Jument and Reynard were never much for reading blogs, but it was something that they'd never really heard of before, and they decided it would be an worthwhile attempt at an interesting and thought-provoking reading experience.
The way this site works is simple; we pick a topic - it may be something we've thought of, something relevant in the news, or perhaps something a reader has suggested - and we each write a post about it. The post that gets the most positive feedback is the winner, and the results will be cataloged and listed for future viewing ease. But don't forget that we're far from enemies; we like to think of it as friendly competition, and it's a great learning experience for ourselves and our readers.
I know I did say that we will potentially take issues that are relevant in the news as topics, but understand that neither of us are all too keen on revisiting politics and economics week after week. Naturally, we can't call ourselves a blog about everything without hitting on those topics at least once or twice, but we'll probably only do so when it's most relevant (for example, the 2012 Presidential election).
This site depends a great deal on reader input - for potential topics, feedback on layout, and many other things. So if you have a suggestion or a question, don't hesitate to write a comment or send an email. And I'll let you in on a little secret: Authors really appreciate it when we get positive feedback, even if it's just a simple "I really liked this." It lets us know that our readers like what we're doing, and helps motivate us to do more. And even good authors will appreciate negative feedback, (although I've heard that the internet really doesn't have a problem giving too much of that) because we learn even more through criticism than praise.
Because our site is so dependent on reader input, we naturally want to do as much as we can to create an enjoyable reading environment. So we ask that you refrain from posting malicious or pointless messages or inappropriate content, or starting flagrant arguments within the comments. Please hold yourselves to at least the same decorum you would in a public arena. Criticize, but do not condemn. Be aware that we have no problem deleting comments that we or others think may be offensive or unnecessarily cruel, or utterly fail to enhance the discussion. And, if you find your comment has been deleted, do not re-post it, or we may be forced to ban you, though we sincerely hope it does not come to that. Your compliance with this code of conduct will help make the reading experience better for everybody.
Thanks for visiting, and happy reading!
This is also where we'll keep a list of FAQs if and when we start getting questions in.