If the fits and starts of all incarnations of PdCToday.com have taught me anything, well…
Well, hopefully it’s taught me something.
The fact is that I am continually asked when PdCToday.com will return. “It’s how I found out what was happening,” many would say. Others, “it was part of my morning routine.” That’s all very flattering stuff to a writer. Albeit, a writer pressing onward with a true labor of love.
My goal with PdCToday.com was, in part, to show that a respectable news source could be provided costing only a few man hours of labor each day. A person with a laptop, an internet connection, and the right connections could do some pretty remarkable things, even on an extremely local level. During those spurts when PdCToday was buzzing along nicely, it was very evident that goal is achievable. But, just because you CAN do it, doesn’t always mean that you SHOULD.
The benefit of not having any sponsors to be indebted to is that if I feel burnt out, I can shut it down. That is the only benefit, by the way. Money would be nice.
But that’s the problem. One person gets burnt out after a while. I believe it’s happened three times now with this site. I’m not that incredibly smart, but I do recognize a pattern when I see one.
But, the demand is there. This site has developed some pretty darn loyal readers. And while I’m not a slave to sponsorships, I don’t like letting people down. In fact, I hate it.
So, here’s my offering. I won’t be posting daily. That’s asking for another flame-out in a couple months. But, I’ll put big news on here. Also, commentary on local issues when I feel inspired to write. Maybe a few other things here and there. Unique things. Things that are worthwhile to come and read. We’ll see how this goes.
Thanks, as always, for your patience with this online experiment.