Ten years ago — more or less, because I didn’t note the day — I launched this blog. Mickey Kaus and Andrew Sullivan had turned me on to the idea; Virginia Postrel gave the new blog it’s first linky love.
After 22 years at the San Jose Mercury News, mostly as an op-ed columnist and editorial writer, I’d quit to write a book about a start-up charter school. I thought it would take a year. The blog would keep me connected with readers, who’d all rush to stores to buy my book, Our School. (Go ahead. Click on the link. Do it now. Please.)
I had no idea what I was getting into. And I’m still here.
BTW, more than 1,000 people are following me on Twitter. (There’s a sentence I could not have written 10 years ago.) I’m joanneleejacobs on Twitter. Also ccspotlight.