Straightforwardly: I'm an old dinosaur of debating, and after many conversational rants about motions and meta-debate issues, someone pointed out to me that this may be of interest to a wider audience.
This is not going to be your standard debating blog. There will be almost no news about ongoing tournaments, and no hand-wringing about which-teams-will-break-on-what-points-this-weekend. It will, hopefully, be an accumulation of interesting observations, thought experiments, and personal opinions about debating. In many cases, I'll be wrong. Someone once said something about the vivification of truth through its collision with error.