Remember that Rip Van Winkle dude?
In a manner of speaking that’s been me the past week. I had a bit of surgery Wednesday and have been an absentee ballot ever since. Lame, huh?
Well, I’m back.
And mercifully, the ever-thoughtful souls in the comments section rose to the occasion and pounded poor Craig like there was no tomorrow. Which was entertaining, right?
Anyway, let’s get this show back on the road with a call for writers and other cutting edge marketing or advertising types to come hook up with KC Confidential. You know, now.
You guys know who you are, what you have to bring to the table, so bring it.
Come and be a part of one of KC’s fastest growing, non-corporate-owned disher-outers of infotainment & opinion
Because as usual, KC Confidential is looking for a few good folks to hook up and help out when it comes to covering the Kansas City and Lawrence scene. That’s the premise, anyway.
It wouldn’t hurt if you could actually write, as long as we’re on the subject.
KC Confidential passed a milestone of sorts a couple weeks back. It was three years ago at the end of February we embarked on this mixed-up, crazy journey.
And a lot of folks have come and gone during that time. You know, writers.
Some of our early combatants were long on schmooze but short on writing chops…and time. Others wilted under the broiling hot scrutiny of the barbarians who inhabit our comments section.
Laying it down for somne of the sharks in anonymous crowd to ridicule is kind of a ridiculous game. One in whcih not even the strong often survive.
Because frankly, it’s one thing to be ass-kickingly good at what one does, quite another to lay it down in the written word.
We’ve had our share of hits these three years – busting Star editor Mike Fannin for his assault conviction and twin-unreported DUIs, for example. And the now-former manager of AMC’s Mainstreet downtown for serving illegal, booze all night long when it first opened.
Keeping it real, we’ve had our misses too.
The search for the truth on the suicide of Fox 4 weather wonk Don Harman was certainly a bumpy ride at times.
But at the end of the day, opening up the investigation of Harman’s demise to readers as it unfolded, provided a window into how news and rumor often evolve. And as some of the flimsier early rumors gave way, updates and corrections were posted.
Some of you felt running down and sharing some of those early leads was inappropriate. And that’s fair.
But if you think about it, that’s exactly how sensational, breaking news often unfolds and evolves, even on CNN and other credible news sites. The early reporting changes and evolves as more details become available or are confirmed.
The bottom line; there was no sleight of hand here at KCC.
One thing’s for sure, through all the many comings and goings and changing of guards here at KC Confidential; we’ve continued to grow and our readership is currently at its highest levels ever.
And for that, I thank you – we thank you.
Myself, Matt, Craig, Brandon, Jack, Kelly, Whinery and Jolly.
It’s not like we’re in this game to get rich quick. Not that we’d mind, mind you. Our common bond – for all our shortcomings real and imagined – is we aim to please.
We want to do better; we want raise the bar, and we fully intend to.
Hopefully with your help.
And yes, we could use your help. Advertising, sales, writing, marketing, promotions, design, information technology – the possibilities are limitless.
I invite you to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s talk.