The Ethicurean is approaching its third birthday, and we are attempting to implement some long overdue changes. A major redesign is in the works that we hope will make the blog more useful and more importantly, allow it to start being self-sustaining, that is, generate some revenue. Some of this may come from advertising and sponsorships, which we have eschewed so far out of some high-minded principles that may prove more flexible than we thought under the current economic conditions. In the next few weeks we will be creating a reader survey I hope you all will consider taking, which will cover things like what sorts of ads we should accept or ban.
In the meantime, we are also going to be changing how we publish Digest news stories. Starting today, we will post each item as its own post rather than doing a twice-weekly massive link dump. In the new design, these links will be split out from the “features” into their own section. Until we can implement that design, however, the Ethicurean is going to look a little messy. Please pardon the disarray while we figure out how to make the blog more useful to you and less burdensome to its team of volunteers.
And if anyone out there is really skilled at customizing off-the-shelf WordPress templates (not just the CSS, but the layout and writing custom PHP queries) and would like to help, please contact me at dair...@ethicurean.com. I am attempting to do this myself but may be out of my depth.