… or do we need it now more than ever?
One of the major problems of the original setup was that it was great at roping in new members, but after you were in… then what?
I would imagine the newer version would not only *continue* to spolight lesser-known folks, but it would also appeal as a network for what its members were doing; A place for Lee’s BlogBuddies database, perhaps teaming up with Cooties’ Pepy’s Project to find people closer to you, Solonor’s Baseball League, Michele’s Voices project, Robyn’s Boobiethon…
With all the geeky know-how of Blue Wolf, The Mighty T, PHPete, and Liz, the artistic ability of Hilary, Kendra, Stacy, Deb, Sarah, Maria, Bran, and Pegasong (to name a few), the writing ability of people like Crazy Tracy, Dr. D., Michele, Kira, Kim, Mad Bull, Suzette, etc… The possibilities were endless.
(… of course, an occasional cameo by the matriarch who started it all.)
If you simply ignore how all the personality conflicts and behind-the-scenes drama turned the place to shit, it really was magical.
It made stars out of a lot of people, and it was probably the only bond many of us ever had. A club where all of us rejects finally had a sense of community.
It would have to be a group thing. There can’t be a leader. No one person can undertake this and make it fly successfully. Personally, I have way too many enemies to get this ball rolling (not to mention, I’m a moody prick). With all the political shit flying around, the same can be said for quite a few people.
… of course maybe you just *can’t* go back.
I dropped Patrick a line, and he ordered z-list.org (which, for some reason didn’t go through.) I have yet to hear back from Cooties (whose spirit was really the heart and soul of this thing), turns out he’s on hiatus until (next?) September.
Don’t mind me. If you knew me well enough you’d know I come up with a million ideas and projects on a regular basis, and 9 times out of 10 they die in the planning stages (Like “The Secret Project”, for example…).
I’m not even sure why I’m bringing this one out on the table.
I just feel something’s missing…
I think we can ALL be so much more.