Politics, Energy, and the Lack Thereof
As some of you have surely noticed, I haven't been living up to the Politics part of my title lately. This is wholly intentional. It's not that I am no longer interested in politics, but I definitely need a break and not posting about politics is more productive than not posting at all. So, besides the Guard the Borders Blogbursts, which I don't have to write, I will not be posting about politics until the New Year.
It's called "saving my energy." You see, starting this New Year, I am tackling a project that I find more than a little intimidating. It was my idea, and I still think it's a good one, and hopefully I won't have to do it alone, but somebody's got to get it going. That would be me.
As many of my more frequent readers know, I'm the Secretary on the Board of Directors for a political action organization called VOID. To use GTL's term, we're a centrist organization, and are working to give voters back the power that corrupt incumbents have taken from them by urging said voters to vote against incumbents. For those of you who are new, I'm not going into the details of this stance, as I've done it many times already, please just jump to our Mission Statement.
My project is both simple and complicated. Basically, I want to create a database of sorts of voter education websites. Not only do I want to find all of them (or just the best, if I can't find "all"), but I also want to create a write-up of each I list that informs readers of both the good and bad of each site. What's their purpose, what they can help you with, and what slants they have...basically. Kind of a Who's Who of voter education sites, with a big splash of How to Make the Most of it in there too. Like I said, both simple and complicated. And, I'm in charge. Now that the moment of elation has been completely and utterly passed, I see the enormity of what I've taken on. The "due date" is early 2008 to allow time for distribution before the big, 2008 elections. And, unless I get a sufficient amount of help, I'm going to need every second of that...considering everything else I've got going on.
So, saving my energy is about right, and quite necessary. And, most of my posts will be about what I find, versus news commentary. So, that's my plan.