Tom and I are still fine-tuning the Friday 20 Index (the eighth version of the test post is currently printing out as six single-spaced pages, and we still have about 1/3 of all the questions ever asked to rework/rephrase before it's finished.) I'm hoping to have it done by this Friday, weather and writing schedule permitting.
Going through all the old Q&A posts makes me all nostalgic for those times back when we could talk books and shop openly. Today I look around and most writer blogs seem to have gone completely vanilla or are being run as promo-only sites. Pros who don't want to deal with online hassles or censor themselves as protection against them are shutting down their blogs. I understand why, and I'm not wagging a finger at anyone. I just miss the good old days.
Things change, and they say you have to change with them, get left behind, or give up. I'm more the change-things-yourself-for-the-better type, though, so I'm going to be focusing on accomplishing that, and not on the things that have changed for the worse.
You blogosphere veterans out there, what do you miss from the days of old? What changes would you like to see in the future here at PBW, or with writer blogs in general?