I didn’t really intend to talk about this so early, but since it has come out in the comments of another post, I feel I need to say something about the future of the Wausaublog.
I have no idea what the future holds.
I have been offered a position with the Wausau Buyers’ Guide as a writer/photographer/chief cook/bottlewasher. The paperwork is not all aligned yet for my hiring, but it looks as though I will be starting in the position soon. Basically one of the things they want me to do is write stories about the kinds of things I have been covering here on the blog for the past year or so. Which is good for me, I get a few dollars for what I have loved (and still love) to do.
It might be bad for the blog though. 😦 I can’t afford to be scooping my own paper on a regular basis, and I am not sure how my new employer might feel about my writing about the same events from a more personal point of view in another “publication.” We shall see. My new boss is well aware of the Wausaublog, and didn’t say anything about not continuing it, but who knows if I will still have time for this kind of side project in the future.
I have talked to my new boss about the benefits of daily content online to supplement the weekly and monthly nature of their print publications. So, I still may be making daily observations of our fair city, but in a different venue — time will tell.
Either way, I will let you know whither thou goest with the Wausaublog, and will once again take this opportunity to thank everyone who has enriched this city with their contributions to the blog and to those who have enriched my life through your friendship, help and support.