Kill your darlings, early 2020 edition
I don't want to bury the lede: I shut down Rock Chalk Nation.
Rock Chalk Nation was a one-stop shop for all your Kansas Jayhawks news. The service collected headlines from many news sources into one convenient feed. Links went directly to the original sources. I created this service to help me keep track of all the newspapers, blogs, and other sources covering the Jayhawks. The service collected links to more than 50,000 articles in a little more than five years.
I’ve decided to shut down Rock Chalk Nation, for reasons:
- I’m pretty sure I’m the only person who ever used it.
- Most of the sources I pulled headlines from either no longer publish to RSS, have gone behind paywalls, or just don’t publish anymore.
- I’m tired of paying for and maintaining the server it’s hosted on, and too lazy to move it to a managed platform.
- Honestly, with all the controversy around Kansas Athletics this year, and with the NCAA in general, I’ve lost a lot of interest.
I may do something else with the domain someday. In the meantime, if you’re looking for news about the Kansas Jayhawks, your best bets as I write this are
- KUsports.com: Free content from the Lawrence Journal-World
- The Kansas City Star: Paywalled
- The University Daily Kansan: KU's student newspaper; free