It seems like every weblog goes through a stage where the blogger’s personal focus changes and the site goes dead for a while…or forever.

I’ve just realized I’ve been absent from MediaSavvy for a couple of weeks. I have been working on a new site that will be in beta in couple of weeks and I lost track of how long it has been since I last posted.

My new site is a community site for the place I live — a distinct community in the San Francisco Bay Area that is poorly served by the local media. I’ve chosen Scoop as the platform because I wanted a site that was focused on discussion and personal experience. A community site for my community.

This should be good for MediaSavvy. The sites I find most useful are those that are about the writer’s real world experience and not simply blogging about what the other bloggers are blogging about.

I’m going to continue to focus on what the current Internet media research is telling us and spouting off about the news, but I’m going to spend more time my personal experience running a community site. It should be good for me and for MediaSavvy.