The idea is that if you do not blog but want to rant and rave occasionally, you can do so there. If you do blog but want to get more interest in your rants, you can either crosspost, or post the opening paragraph and link to your own site. Subscribers will get a feed of appropriately splenetic purple prose. Fun will be had.
This is in part inspired by the Scienceblogs fiasco, for those who want to make sure they are still noticed after leaving the Mothership. When I left my readership dropped by half. This is a cushion for those migrating elsewhere.
Drop me a line for a contributor account, and giving your own blog URL and name. Anyone can play, if they publish what is in the Administrator’s final and absolute opinion something of the right kind: public intellectual issues, critical and constructive, so long as they are opinionated.