Introducing Richmond Sunlight.
I’ve been working on this since August, and I wasn’t sure I’d ever finish it. The idea grew out of the Virginia General Assembly RSS feed that I established one year ago. It’s just one of the projects that I had in mind when I announced my blog format change back in August.
I’d like to offer a special thank you to everybody who alpha tested and beta tested this website. Nearly 100 people contributed to the process, and the help provided was tremendous and ultimately proved to be absolutely essential. I truly appreciate your help.
There’s one more announcement. I’m giving this website away. Last week, my friend and Sorensen classmate Rev. Doug Smith asked me if he could have it. Or, rather, if his organization, the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, could have it. I couldn’t think of any reason why not. They’re far more fit to operate this site than I am: they’re non-partisan, they have an attention span longer than a housefly, and they have access to resources that I don’t. We’ll hold a press conference at the General Assembly about this in the next day or two. That’s when Doug and I will shake on it, and thus the website will change hands. I’ll run it for them for the next six months, while we train an editor and a webmaster to take it over. Then I can move on to my next project.