We here at SFist are working really hard to bring you the best damn city blog you can find here in the Bay Area. But we can't always maintain the critical distance we may need to be able to evaluate our progress from an objective point of view. So we would like to invite a truly dedicated daily reader with some experience in writing to be our Public Editor or Ombudsperson. You would not be asked to create posts, but instead to simply read the site critically, keep track of reader comments and editorial concerns, and post a monthly update of site corrections and commentary analysis. Please email [email protected] with a short description of your qualifications and we'll get back to you promptly.

Truly, ombudspersoning is a dog chasing its own tail. The results of our first reader poll and a sample of our Ombudspersonship (on our controversial comments policy) after the jump.