I’m not ashamed to say that when I started this site I modeled it closely after *Daring Fireball* and *Shawnblanc.net* — in fact I aspired to make this site larger than either of those. But over a year ago I realized that my goals had changed.
I became so busy that I had no clue what to do here. I wanted to keep posting but, hell, I didn’t have the time I used to.
At that point I started to let the writing wander and find its own path. I introduced the paywall and removed linked-list posts. Things just changed.
The one thing I try to keep consistent is honesty.
And honestly I need a bit of help on content creation. I hired [James Martin](http://jamesmart.in) to help edit my posts — he catches the typos and helps with clarity. He’s been awesome.
When I took a week off recently, [Pat Dryburgh took over the writing](http://brooksreview.net/2013/02/tired-ben/) and I realized how much more depth he brought to this site. I loved it and — judging from the responses I received — so did many of you.
So I begged, bugged and coerced Pat into writing here regularly. For now it’s going to be once a week (hopefully), but we should all hope it’s more often than that.
I’m grateful to James and Pat. Their help has been invaluable. And yes, they are both being paid, albeit not nearly as much as they’re worth.
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