Happy New Year from Urban Semiotic!
It’s time once again to do a review of who and what we are and where we want to go in the future as we formally set down our Urban Semiotic Resolutions and Predictions for 2007.
2007 Urban Semiotic Predictions
1). Our Spam count will double to 50,000 by March 1, 2006 and probably
hit 500,000 by year’s end.
2). Our Reader count will double to 250,000 by March 1, 2006 and, we
hope, to over a million by year’s end. The reader stats seem to come
and go willy-nilly and without reason so this prediction may be harder
to nail down.
3). We will continue to redefine the meaning of an “Urban Semiotic”
in new and dramatic ways.
4). Three, regular, beloved, everyday commenters will disappear and
stop commenting. We will never hear from them again and we will always
wonder what happened to them and why they left.
5). Six less regular, but similarly intellectual and reliable
commenters will replace those who disappear.
6). WordPress.com will continue to explode in power and popularity and add new beta features for us to test and bang on and our “reader experience”
will be faster and better for the effort but those enhancements will
not be without a price.
7). We — I — will begin to pay more and bigger real money for more
services and to keep advertising off this WordPress.com hosted blog
unless there is a better reason to allow shilling.
8). We will forge new links and new relationships with people and other
blogs across the globe and we will continue to seek your help in
getting the word out about our mission here and to help us get links to
9). We will have a WordPress.com provided “Donate Credits Now” widget
for the sidebar that will allow readers to donate credits via PayPal
to help pay for the cost of the extra for-pay features that will begin
to appear on this blog. We — I — have already paid real money for the
Custom CSS upgrade and for domain mapping.
10). There will be a conservative movement threaded in terrorism to
shut down blogs that the Department of Homeland Security decides are
threats to national security. WordPress.com and other entities that
believe in freedom of the mind will be forced to move their servers to
Canada — and other friendly countries — that will not repress free
2007 Urban Semiotic Resolutions
1). We need to get
more of our previous authors writing articles again on a more regular
2). We will continue to post a new article here every single day.
3). We will continue to be provocative, proactive and predictive when
it comes to exposing the dangers of living in the city core.
4). We will never bend to those who try to censor us.
5). We will actively solicit the work of brand new authors who have
been silently reading this blog for over a year without ever
6). We will work to keep our intellectualism and our emotionalism on
equal and important planes.
We will continue to keep our comments thoughtful and helpful and never
nasty or ill-toned.
9). We will always promote the underdog over the overlord.
10). We will argue against Bad Things and the promotion of damaging
policies: We shall never be silent; We are always vigilant.
Now it’s your turn!
You are a valued reader here — and, we hope, a cogent commenter — so
what are your Urban Semiotic Predictions and Resolutions? If you’ve
never posted a comment before, now is your chance to be heard!
What would you like to see happen here in scope, intention and coverage
— and how do you plan to make yourself available to be a positive part
of this upward progression into greatness?