Over the past few days about a dozen people have written comments regarding recovery and blogs. I suggest you read some of the comments that follow the last two postings for details. Today, I want to briefly highlight two aspects:
On recovery: At least two people have commented on the problems with the recovery phase at the federal level, noting its “orphan” status and the unwillingness of FEMA, HUD, and Commerce to adopt it, embrace it fully, and treat it kindly in the future.
On the merits of a blog: Many people still seem to regard a blog as a popular medium that focuses on superficial or personal expression. From the start of this blog, I have assumed it could be a means of informal education.
I want to show that a blog can provide current, substantive information and commentary. Additionally, I created an index in order to aggregate the serious studies and documents that were done recently and to provide a ready reference for the past 4 years.
In my view a blog augments textbooks, which take years to produce. It may also be true that an assessment of blog postings could lead to the creation of a new text or guidance document.
In closing, this period of assessment by the Diva and her readers may be tedious to some, but I think it has uncovered a lot of interesting information. And The Diva appreciates the kind comments and support from loyal readers.