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A New Hope

So...as you may have noticed I write a bunch of blogs. Well, those days are coming to an end. When I'm done guest-hosting for Josh at Talking Points Memo this week, I won't be rejoining TPM Café (no hard feelings, it's just what I thought would be the best situation for me). Similarly, at the end of this week I'm going on leave from The American Prospect to work on another project. I'll keep writing my weekly column for TAP Online and depending on how things shake out I may do some pieces for the print magazine, but I won't be contributing to Tapped for a while.

Simultaneously, this blog is shutting down as of now. No more posts here. Instead, I'm relaunching MatthewYglesias.com (new design by Tom Lee) and come Labor Day Weekend that will be, for the immediate future at least, the sole blogospheric outlet of yours truly. You'll see the political content of my "professional" blogs plus the sports, culture, and miscellany you find here. Hopefully, some posts will combine those interests. Dividing the blogs up had a kind of professional and business rationale, but I think it hurts the quality of the editorial product which is best served up as a unified entity. It'll also make the work more manageable for me. The new site's RSS feed is here. If, for some reason, you only come for the basketblogging (soon to be joined by some footballblogging) you can find the sports-only feed here. If, more plausibly, you find the sport stuff annoying, you can find a non-sports feed here.

August 30, 2006 | Permalink


i totally thought the new (old) site was a spoof. best of luck to you, matt.

Posted by: kt | Aug 30, 2006 12:43:11 AM

Awesome. Your old haunts are good sites, but keeping in mind that the truly important thing here is my convenience, blog unification will be mighty nice.

Posted by: gswift | Aug 30, 2006 1:47:06 AM

sad :( I've been very fond of this site. But as long as you keep up the gender issues posts and continue offering a window to the much-cooler-than-me in D.C. scene, I suppose I can deal.

Best wishes with the new venture. I suppose it's a step forward for you, so congrats.

Posted by: flippantangel | Aug 30, 2006 1:47:47 AM

Wow! It'll be just like the old days! Lots more convenient for us too.

Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | Aug 30, 2006 3:23:15 AM

Is it because you are mad at us? Does it have anything to do with your new living arrangements? What this world needs is more Matt Yglesias not less. You seem to be taking advantage of your monopoly.

Posted by: LowLife | Aug 30, 2006 6:36:29 AM


Posted by: fafnir | Aug 30, 2006 8:15:37 AM

Henley! Damn you! Daaaaammmmnnn yooooooo!

Posted by: Matt Weiner | Aug 30, 2006 9:24:26 AM

I'm glad. I always felt that your old blog was better than the sum of its parts. You're like Voltron, man.

Posted by: Royko | Aug 30, 2006 9:47:41 AM

Yeah. As a selfish matter, I liked it better when you had both political and non-political content on one blog. Hope the new professional/financial structure works out for you.

Posted by: Al | Aug 30, 2006 9:55:52 AM

Agree with Weiner. I hate change. Fucking Henley.

Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Aug 30, 2006 10:02:41 AM

I hate your new site's font. HateHateHate.

Posted by: Jackmormon | Aug 30, 2006 10:20:07 AM

Are you really going to be putting the criticism-of-US-foreign-policy posts and the can-you-suggest-books-about-americans-who-whore-abroad posts on the same site?

Even if in principle you say yes, I fear that one-sitedness in practice may tend to suppress the latter sort of posts, which are an important part of your smorgasbord of offerings.

I dont like the font etc on the new site either.

Posted by: otto | Aug 30, 2006 10:34:12 AM

I wholeheartedly endorse washerdreyer's platform on Yglesias-related program materials:

Have you considered getting an intern—either a prospect intern, a tpmcafe intern, or your own personal yglesias intern—to use the wayback machine and recover your older blogspot posts to be archived at the newest site?

And teofilo is already volunteering.

Posted by: The Navigator | Aug 30, 2006 11:13:28 AM

Good news. Another bonus is we can all stop reading TAPPED.

Posted by: lemuel pitkin | Aug 30, 2006 11:21:49 AM


Posted by: Stephen Frug | Aug 30, 2006 1:04:20 PM

Delighted to hear it. I loved the mix of personal and political in the good old days. Looking forward to getting it back.

Posted by: william | Aug 30, 2006 2:50:08 PM

Also, TPMCafe's comments system SUXOR.

Posted by: william | Aug 30, 2006 2:50:49 PM

Lemuel, we could all stop reading TAPPED -- if only we could convince Ezra to cross-post all of his articles on his personal blog...

Posted by: dete | Aug 30, 2006 3:09:14 PM

Way to be your own man, Matt!

Posted by: Will Wilkinson | Aug 30, 2006 3:53:15 PM

I like dete's comment, though partly for self-serving reasons.

I agree with those who are having trouble with the new site's font.

Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | Aug 30, 2006 4:22:08 PM

Not that anybody asked me but, in addition to the font problem on the new site, the blogroll has switched from Z-to-A order, and the graphic at the top of the page is another step backward.

Still, I'll enjoy having one place to go for all things Matt.

Posted by: JackSc | Aug 30, 2006 4:29:18 PM

Boo! Hiss!

I think you should be moving in the opposite direction, with more and more and more ultra-specialized nano-blogs.

You should let a thousand yglesias blogs bloom, all updated hourly. I dream of a world with an untold number of narrowcasted yglesias blogs like:


I can only conclude this current retrenchment smacks of extreme laziness and slackerdom.


And I'll take a brief moment to note how sadly the evolution of TPMCafe has played out. The official date of death was the abandonment of Scoop, not MY's departure or Stirling Newberry's arrival, but it's still very, very sad. There was such promise there, if only JMM had had a bit of focus and vision.

Posted by: Petey | Aug 30, 2006 5:04:40 PM

I'm glad to see you re-integrating your multiple personalities. I'll no longer be tempted to ask you "am I talking to Miranda?"

Posted by: Tom Hilton | Aug 30, 2006 6:49:19 PM

Hey Matt,

I'm good friends of Addison Quale and Meg Scheding from Harvard...

Love the site...I linked your site to mine. Would you mind doing the same for me?


I look forward to reading yours from now on...

Thank you!

Take care,

Posted by: J. Mark English | Aug 30, 2006 7:37:39 PM

What about Bloggingheads.tv? You going to me making your irregular schedule there, or are you cutting back on that as well?

Posted by: Haole | Aug 31, 2006 12:46:26 AM

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