I just wanted to thank the ConOp crew–the Dans, Kaimi, & Dave–for letting me guest-blog here. It’s been great trying to write for a wider audience. I admire how the “wisdom of crowds” in the comment section can lead to some real synergies–either via correcting errors (thanks to Maryland Conservatarian for challenging all progressive shibboleths!) or just aggregating knowledge (and here I’ll highlight the many commenters on my post on publishing student work…their opinions may well be more valuable than the post itself). I should also thank Alfredo Perez of Political Theory Daily Review, an absolute must-read metablog , which often led me to the stories I commented on over the past month.
Leaving is somewhat sweet (no more pressure to say something unconventional!), but also bitter (given that there’s so much more to say!). I wish I’d had time to comment on the literary form of blogging (a topic suggested by Clay Shirky’s insightful commentary on Elizabeth Spiers’ pioneering work in the genre here), blogging as social science, improving law teaching (there certainly should be great wisdom in crowds here, as Peter Schuck suggests), and Eric Goldman’s and James Grimmelmann’s work on search engines (a topic that’s fascinated me for some time). But that just sets the agenda for my visit to PrawfsBlawg in May. Hopefully I’ll see you then!