You were not in it.
If you have ever been curious about why some otherwise doughty high-end bloggers were always so shy about ever crossing Ms. Hamsher no matter what she said or did, perhaps you are now a little less curious....CommonSense Media, a digital advertising network co-founded by film producer and Firedoglake publisher Jane Hamsher, has filed for bankruptcy to liquidate its assets.Founded in 2007 by Hamsher, AJ Schuler and Deveria Flowers, CommonSense Media describes itself as “a digital alliance of publishers and advertisers who are shaping the future of digital advertising in the political space.”CommonSense Media's Chapter 7 filing earlier this month in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Washington, D.C., lists many prominent news sites and blogs among its 48 creditors. (A portion of the document, obtained in a public records search, is below.) Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings allow companies to liquidate assets while being protected from creditors.Hamsher is known as a leading figure in the progressive blogopshere and left-leaning pundit. CommonSense Media's creditors, however, span the political spectrum and include Daily Kos, Raw Story, AlterNet, Talking Points Memo, MyDD, The New Republic, Crooks and Liars, The Drudge Report, National Review Online, RedState Human Events Eagle Publishing, Town Hall Salem Communications , Five Thirty Eight, The Hill, CQ-Roll Call, Taylor Marsh, John Aravosis (AMERICAblog) and Duncan Black (Eschaton).Hamsher signed the bankruptcy filing, dated March 18, as "debtor" and is listed in a related document as "president." The company's name on its site is "CommonSense Media." The court filing refers to "Common Sense Media, LLC."...
For the record, the only blogging revenue I have ever received has come via direct voluntary contributions from readers. No ads. No Soros checks. No "sponsored content". No quids pros or quos.
Hard for me to figure out if that puts me radically ahead of the curve or radically behind it :-)
What I know for sure is that while this single-shingle pie shop at the edge of the interwebs may be a poor thing, it is entirely mine own.
And it turns eight years old in two days.
So "yay" for that.