After five and a half years hosted by Crikey, this blog is now out on its own as an independent venture. If this is the first time you’ve been here, welcome! I hope you’ll find something that interests you and makes you want to come back.
For those who were regular readers at the old location, you’ll find that all the old content is here, with a bright new interface and added features. You’ll still be able to find past posts at the Crikey site as well (and old internal links from here might still take you back there), but new posts from now on will only appear here.
So make sure to bookmark the new easy-to-remember address: http://www.worldisnotenough.org
My parting with Crikey has been entirely amicable – I’m very grateful for their support over the years. But I felt that we were moving in different directions, and that I wanted to spend more time on the sort of writing that didn’t really fit with their business model. It’s still important to support independent media, so if you don’t already have a Crikey subscription, please consider it.
For the future, expect more posts and greater variety. I want to experiment a bit with posts of different lengths and on a broader range of topics; there’ll probably be less of the straight journalistic reports and some more personal posts – not in the “what I had for breakfast” sense, but personal reactions to and interpretations of what’s in the news. I’ll also try to do more to point to interesting material that I find.
The new site also offers the chance to build in some additional features. You’ll see some of them down the right sidebar: an archive that works, categories, links, and a translation button. There’s also a “Contact” link at the top to send me messages, in addition to commenting on particular posts. (And there’s a comments policy, shamelessly lifted from Crikey.)
All of this is still in its early stages, so there’ll be some tweaking of it over the next few weeks and there may may well be some bugs that need to be ironed out. Please be patient, and please feel free to tell us what you like or don’t like, and what you think could be improved and how.