After more than a year of working with a group of docents who have helped to run the blog, I've decided to end the experiment. The docent model was not entirely successful, in no small part due to an overall lack of organization and commitment, but lately due to some specific personality conflicts. I'm not sure what will take its place, but I'm hopeful that we can develop some sort of community-governed system. Stay tuned.
Jason, a fellow former docent who I like and respect, called for Rick's resignation via email to the rest of the docents earlier today. Just for reference, Rick founded and still owns Olyblog.
This dustup reflects a view of Olyblog that in my opinion isn't entirely healthy or productive. "Olympia owns Olyblog" is hurtful because Olyblog cannot be everything to everyone. We've become too used to their being one place, one newspaper, one blog where we all go.
UPDATE: Though Rick turned off comments on his thread, a post with comment enabled have popped up:
A place to comment on the "End of the Experiment."