No, the World is still here, although primarily somnambulant. I've got other things going that are taking up my non-work time, that I actually get paid to do. I'm still as plugged into the news as ever, but my writing time is devoted elsewhere.
Where is elsewhere? Right here. FantasyTutor.com opened this week, and I'll be doing columns, a football-themed version of the World called Hashmarks, and the weekly rankings that I did last year for FFtoday.com.
I made the switch this offseason because I think FantasyTutor has a great concept: on-demand fantasy assistance. If you sign up for the season, you get your own site email address, and you can ask any of the Tutor staff a question--about trades, pickups, even a full team or league analysis. And 24/7, you'll get a response within 30 minutes. I know from being a fantasy player for so long, that the game is time-sensitive. Lineup submission deadlines, trade offers, waiver pickups--all of them have the pressure of either beating the deadline or jumping on a play before someone else does (or with trades, before they change their minds). Before I make the move, sometimes I wish I had an objective source to bounce the idea off of. That's exactly what this service is. Unless you have a huge operation like CBS, ESPN or even someplace like Footballguys.com, just selling fantasy info that can be gotten for free won't make you any money. But I think there's definitely a market for custom information delivered quickly to your email box.
If that sounds like a pitch, it is. I think it's a great service, and for a full year it's also very reasonably priced. Even if you don't pony for the service, this is where I'll be doing my writing, and I'd be pleased if you stopped by now and again if fanalytics is your bag.