So here's the deal. I have to make major headway on a book project in the next two months, while also doing a lively full-time job as a transit planning consultant, while also moving from Sydney to Canberra (temporarily), while also doing another quick US trip in late Oct. I'm simply not going to have time to blog original material at the rate you've come to expect.
So here's how you can help:
- Propose guest posts. If you know something about a relevant topic, and can write about it coherently with some pictures, draft a guest post and send it to me. Just put the text and pics in an email for now. I will screen for writing quality and relevance to maintain a standard, but I don't have to agree with them. I've already run guest posts with which I disagree, and will continue to do so when they're well argued, relevant, and interesting. (I don't mind posts that I agree with, too, although the best of all are posts about things I don't have an opinion on yet.)
- Send me ideas. One of the recent worldwide media sensations on this blog was a simple post on new transit-themed toys by Lego. I did it in about six minutes from a reader's email. That kind of thing I'll have time to do.
- Keep reading and commenting. Don't decide I've vanished just because I post a little less. And as always, if you can't comment publically for some professional reason, comment via an email (link under my photo). Policies on confidentiality are here.
There will still be a major post by me now and then, at least once a week I hope. Some may actually be pieces that I'm thinking of using in the book, and your responses will help me sharpen them!