I started writing for Chicagonow in 2010, I think I don't want to check but I'm fairly certain. When I joined it was a community. When I joined it seemed like an exciting time to put my silly thoughts In a silly blog. I actually started writing about diabetes but I quickly learned it is easy to run out of things to say about diabetes every damn day.
So my blog became this. A blog about whatever the fuck I wanted to write about. I haven't written in awhile. It could be i have nothing to say. It could be the wondering if Tronc, a dumb name will allow CN to keep going. Hell, it could be the lack of community.
Every few months Chicagonow had a "blathering" a time when bloggers met and stuff. Hell, I met my future wife at a blathering. I proposed to her at a Christmas blathering. For that I'm eternally grateful.
That sense of community seems gone. Jimmy Greenfield asked me to join CN. He is a good person and has an open invite to my wedding. When he ran things I felt a need to write. He has moved on to greener pastures and I mis his leadership. The new guy is doing his best but things feel grim.
You've probably noticed all of the ads on this post. I get no revenue from them it just seems to be the one thing keeping CN afloat. We do not get paid. Most of us never were but the ads are keeping Chicagonow afloat. I know I just said that but it bears repeating.
I have other blogs to write. I get freelance pay sometimes as well. There are a lot of great writers but unless things change this is my last here.
Thank you to all those who have read. I'm not done but as a comedian I have a stage to opine on. I made a lot of friends here. I hope those friendships continue.
Love each other and stay cool.
goodbye for now....
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