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Written by Jonathan Haase   
Tuesday, 17 December 2002
Well, I can't claim that I've done very well with this spot over the past year. I've managed to eke out just 14 rants counting this one since January 1st of last year. All in all I'm pretty disappointed in myself. I think one of my major downfalls has been that I've tried to be too picky about what I'll put in this spot. For a place that started out as simply somewhere for me to put my own thoughts on current issues, I turned it into someplace that I would only put things that inspired me to write about them. I realize now that with everything else going on in my life right now that is a bit too much pressure. After all I'm not a professional writer or anything. In the coming year I plan to take it a bit easier on myself and just let these rants flow with whatever I happen to be thinking about. Hopefully that will result in a much better success rate of actually having something new out there every week. I do believe I can tell you right now what my new year's resolution will be. Simply to update this space at least 50 times in the coming year. That allows me 2 weeks to slack off if necessary. I'm going to try and build up a stock of rants over the next month or so, that way if I can't come up with anything to write about I'll have one already written that I just have to activate. I don't know how well that will go, but I'll at least give it a try.

Additionally to start the new year I plan to replace the WWII Journal portion on the front page with a new "Guest Rant" section. I put it to a vote in the message boards and while I didn't get an overwhelming response, I didn't see anyone vote against the idea either. No guarantee that it will get updated on a regular basis, as I will have to rely on others to submit rants to me in order for me to have anything to post there. Look for the guidelines for submission of a guest rant to be somewhere on the site in the next couple of weeks. While I'm not a big fan of censorship everyone will have to keep in mind the fact that I want to keep this site as clean as possible. While I won't censor submited rants just because I don't happen to agree with their content, anything overly vulgar, or that I just don't feel fits with the overall theme of this site will likely not make the final cut.

Hopefully the guest rants will also give me some additional ideas of things to build my own rants on. Especially if the Ranter happens to choose a subject that I have a different point of view on. In any case I'm hoping for a good improvement of the overall quality and output of this site in the coming year, so stay tuned!
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