Our readership is way down. At our high point we received over 500 hits in one day and just this Saturday we barely broke 200. We are not going to credit the department with its filtering of blogspot.com sites for this decrease but due our own lack of direction.
We had intended this site to be information based and a platform for sergeants to sound off on issues that concern us. We began by questioning the effectiveness of the PB&PA and if our membership would be better served as part of a larger bargaining unit with P.O.'s.
As of late we have taken to highlighting everyday news stories that effect living in Chicago with a short quip from us. According to some we were just a poor attempt at copying Second City Cop. When we first started out we informed the guys over a SCC that they were our inspiration. We are, in fact, big fans of theirs but we don't feel that we are accomplishing our goal by mirroring subjects that they have posted. There have been a few occasions that we got a post out first but SCC's resources are deep and their sarcasm biting and we just can't compete with that. We aren't ready to pull the plug yet (Second City Dick) but it becomes very taxing to come up with original material day in and day out.
We have decided to refocus our energies and will do our best to be an information resource for sergeants of the Chicago Police Department.
Thanks for your readership.