Hello friends. I hope move-in week found you well. Upperclassmen, have you seen Usdan? Have you tried eating in Usdan? Oh my. I’ve been here for like almost two weeks and still have not eaten there.
And Weshop is all changed. Most common complaint heard in the glass-walkway thing outside it? Where’d all the vegetables and fruits go? Why are there so many drinks now?
Interesting developments to be sure. I’m going to live on cupcakes and diet pepsi and see how long it takes for me to get unbelievably malnourished.
We got a comment today in response to Ezra’s Argus post (my feelings on that post–particularly the unedited first post–are ineffable, by the way) about Wesleying not posting enough. Here’s four things I’d like to say about this comment (which was on the whole very flattering, thank you):
1. Wesleying, while boasting of over 20 contributers, has no deadlines, meetings, assignments, or the like. Xue and I are not editors-in-chief people. We don’t tell anyone on the blog what to do. We are here when they need us, but we don’t edit unless their post makes some kind of weird blinking thing and crashes the browser or something. So whatever ends up on the blog ends up there on by the contributor’s own doing. It’s more fun that way.
2. We are not a competitor for the Argus–at least we don’t strive to be a competitor for the Argus. We’re a blog. And the wonderful thing about blogs is that they can be a lot of different stuff all at once. Because we are unaffiliated with Wesleyan (we don’t get WSA or school funding, no one tells us what we can or cannot write, etc) we have a lot more flexibility. Because we are not a print medium, we have no costs associated with production whatsoever and thus can deliver immediately. We’re a blog. Blogs are cool.
3. Wesleying started out as two people. We have gathered friends and lovers along the way, but (sadly) for the most part, it’s just been me and Xue posting the lion’s share of the posts. We would love for this to change and we always, always, always welcome new contributors. And we’re going to need them this year as Xue and I are seniors awfully busy clinging to the last vestiges of our social lives as they disappear into the maelstrom of thesis writing.
We won’t assign you to cover lectures. We won’t make you come in late at night and clean our computers. We won’t make you do the grunt work…mostly because there is no grunt work. Again, it’s a blog.
If you’re at all interested in writing on here, let us know at hwood@wes or xsun@wes or wesleying(at)gmail.com. Literally all you need is a gmail account and some working knowledge of the internet in all its splendor.
4. We haven’t posted a lot because what are we supposed to write about over the summer? “Gee, guys, there’s a whole lot of nothing going on.” Trust me. I was here all summer. I know.
Remember, Wesleying is largely reader-based. You send us what you want up here at Wesleying(at)gmail.com. Events, tips, links, etc.
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