Thank you so much for your continued support and readership. You’re a vital part of our community and without you, this site wouldn’t be what it is today. As JP mentioned in his earlier post, he’s stepping down from his leadership and primary writer role on the site due to his increasingly busy personal schedule. While he’ll continue to write when time permits, his decreased presence certainly leaves a void for all of us to try and fill. Hopefully you’ll give us the chance to try. Also, if you’ll indulge me for a bit, I would like to take a few moments to say hello in my new role as administrator and make a big announcement about the future of the site that I’m personally very excited about.
First off, I would like to assure you that we’re not going anywhere. Most of the writers whose work you’ve read and hopefully enjoyed will continue to contribute to the site. In fact, many of them will be stepping up their contributions in the coming days. I know that content has been a bit sparse in the past few months, and we’re going to be picking that up, especially with the Winter Meetings right around the corner. I’ve also heard from some of you that you miss the podcast and are wondering when it will return. Rest assured, that is one of my top priorities going forward and there are already discussions taking place about reviving it.
In an effort to fill some of the void left by JP, I’m thrilled to announce that Curt Hogg will be coming on board as a new featured writer on the site. Curt is a journalism student at UW-Madison. He has written both for his own blog, where he was the first person to talk about Ryan Braun beating the testing system back in 2012, and, until recently, at Reviewing The Brew. Curt is a very talented writer with huge upside and tons of #want and I know that he’s going to bring great new information and insight to the writing here at DoU. He’s also pretty good at twitter, so if you’re on there and not following him, you’re missing out.
Again, thank you for reading and and all of the support you’ve given us over the years. We look forward to building on that relationship and bringing you ever more enlightening and entertaining content in the coming days, weeks and months.
– Ryan Topp