October 23, 2013

Big things happening tomorrow

I worked all night last night and went to bed around 4am. This morning, I got up at 10 and got back to it. Tonight will probably be another long night.

At VentureBreak we have a major new product launching tomorrow that readers are going to love. Look for it by 3pm—if it's not up by then, it's because I broke something.

October 10, 2013

The race against time

Journalism is fucking expensive.

Since the genesis of the Pressing Issues project, I've been fairly optimistic with everyone I've spoken to. However, as a journalistic organization, honesty is incredibly valuable—and I'm sad to say that my past optimism has not been entirely honest.

Pressing Issues has managed to survive its initial launch and attract quite a few subscribers (to whom I am genuinely grateful), and I've been humbled by the number of people who want to support the cause.

But financially, we're fucking screwed.

Journalism isn't cheap, and although our contributors have agreed to work for extremely low rates, I cannot in good conscience continue paying them unfairly.

We've determined that, in order to continue operating, we need to raise (through subscriptions, reprints, and donations) approximately $10,000 by the end of October. If we do not meet that goal, I will be forced to either shut down the publication or turn it over to someone with the necessary resources to make it work.

If we do not meet the $10,000 goal, all subscribers and donors will be refunded in full.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed. I hope you'll continue to support us in the face of our impending doom.

October 3, 2013

Busy, busy, busy

I'm still alive, and still attempting to write something interesting here every day. I have a few essays in progress that should be posted here in the coming weeks, but I'm likely to disappear this weekend.

The next few days are going to be quite busy for me: tomorrow I'll be in Lawrenceburg; Saturday I'll be near Kokomo for a wedding; I'll return late Sunday; Monday I'm launching Pressing Issues; and Tuesday is my anniversary. And of course, within each of those plans lie a million things I have to do in preparation.

Despite the vast number of projects I'm currently (read: always) involved in, I hate having so many things crunched into such a small time frame.

Oh, well. I suppose I'd rather be busy than furloughed.