Dear Just Woodbury readers,
I posted a contributed photo Sunday of an automobile accident to Just Woodbury’s Facebook page. Although I saw this as very important breaking news, the decision to post it offended many of you.
So I took the post down. I am sorry, and I hope everyone involved in the accident is okay or on the road to recovery.
But it also made another life decision much easier… my decision to suspend the operations of Just Woodbury. That will happen on July 1.
This is something I had been thinking about for quite some time now, but I was determined to make Just Woodbury work. While the website now has 10,000 monthly users, very few businesses have chosen to advertise… even if it meant that by supporting Just Woodbury, it would help grow their own businesses.
But I also felt it was my duty to keep moving Just Woodbury forward – even if it meant working 16+ hour days doing Just Woodbury, working a full-time job, and taking on freelance clients. I say 16+ because running an online newspaper in the new publishing environment is an around-the-clock commitment.
I want to give a big thanks to those of you who have supported Just Woodbury these past 2+ years, whether as a reader, an actual paying advertiser, a contributor, a partner, or a friend. It has meant a lot to me. I truly hope those of you who chose to partner with me have reaped the benefits.
Editor and Publisher