News about the Blog, or The Least Creative Post I’ve Ever Written

A purely administrative update today, to let you know about some new and developing options for communication.

1) Subscription to the Blog.  In a few days, you will see a new icon appearing on the right side of the main All the Russia page:  Once it’s available, you can subscribe to the blog and receive email updates when there is a new post.

2) Blogroll.  We’re now putting together a blogroll on the main All the Russia page. This is a list of Russia-related blogs that might be of interest to our readers.  If you have a suggestion for one to add, please let us know in the Comments section.

3) Slavists Unite on Facebook.  In response to Marijeta Bozovic’s post the other day, Serguei Oushakine (a one-man Slavic Internet resource in his own right) set up the Slavists Unite page on Facebook. In just 24 hours, it added 160 friends, making it more popular on FB than most individual Slavists over 40.  It’s now pushing 500, and has numerous sub-groups dedicated to a variety of Slavic topics. Slavists Unite list its status as “In an open relationship,” but I think it’s starting to verge on “It’s complicated.”  Please join the page (by “liking” it), as we all figure out the various benefits of on-line collaboration and communication.

4) Blog frequency.  My intent was to post to the blog every day, but the goal was a bit on the utopian side.  We’re more likely to have 3-4 posts a week.  Of course, the more submissions I get, the more posts there will be.

And thanks to everyone who has been supporting all of us in our move into digital slavdom!