The Delaware blogging community saw a very odd thing happen this week. Delaware Liberal saw four of their ten contributors suddenly leave the popular liberal blog. El Somnambulo left on Wednesday. Soon after, Delaware Dem, Cassandra, and Pandora left and began a new blog called Blue Delaware. The tension came to a high point when Delaware Dem put up a post about changes readers would like to see on the blog. Feelings rose to the surface causing the split. Delaware Liberal is still around and is pumping out tons of posts. As well, a regular commenter on Del Lib named Donviti began his own blog called Worn Off Novelty. Stan Merriman is also writing more stuff on his own blog, Pitchforks & Populists. Kavips is still closed but I am hoping he/she comes out of the woodwork very soon! On the education front, I am still writing stuff (not as much as I had been), along with Kilroy and Atnre Alleyne’s The Urgency of Now. Elizabeth Scheinberg has been writing some interesting stuff with her new blog, Echo Awareness.
Much of the feelings of resentment go back to the primary and the split among Delaware Democrats between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The three who left Del Lib to start their own blog were huge Hillary supporters. El Som was a big Bernie supporter. Conflict ensued leading to the events of this week. Looks like it is time for me to update my Delaware blog roll!