Taking Down Words is one of the more venerable blogs in the Indiana blogosphere — yeah, that means 3 years or so. For most of that time, Jen Wagner has been the writer behind the TDW nom-de-blog. At one point, early on, I believe it was operated by several people before becoming a sole proprietorship. Now she’s stepping down as a blogger and stepping up to work for Jim Schellinger’s gubernatorial campaign. She says that being a parent has softened her up. Odd, I think it’s made me crabbier.
In any case, I’ll miss the free-form Democratic snark. Now she’ll have to worry about messages and articulating a candidate’s vision and all that serious stuff. It’ll be interesting to see if and how the site evolves.