Will Franklin, of willisms.com, has been notably absent of late from his excellent site. His colleague, Ken McCracken, has been doing yeoman’s work keeping things going over there, but there’s no denying that the site (and, by extension, the blogosphere) has been diminished as a consequence.
Thanks to my in-depth investigation (consisting of e-mailing Will directly and reading this post), I have learned that Will has a new job, a political one, that requires him to do a great deal of travel and gives him access to all kinds of wonderful material for blogging — with the caveat that he keep it all to himself. He says things should be better after November, but that is a long, long way away.
In the meantime, he’s managed to recruit some temporary help. I’ve read this new person’s first entry, and I have to say I like it. I don’t know how well this new author will fit in with the overall tone and high standards Will’s readers have (justly) come to expect, but it’s Will’s site and Will’s decision.
Will is one of the better “big thinkers” of the blogosphere, as one of the classiest, and we were honored here at Wizbang! to have his services as a guest poster in the past. Here’s hoping he finds the time to get back into the game — but it’s easy to understand if reality has to intrude.