Dear Afterword Massive,
After 4 years, we are now stepping down as Site Admins of The Afterword.
It’s not a decision either of us has taken lightly, but it would seem over the past few months we had both come to the same conclusion that it was time to move on. It’s not you…it’s us! We both have increasingly demanding work and personal lives and we both have lots of other stuff we want to do in our free time – so something had to give.
Don’t worry this is not the end of The Afterword – it has a life of it’s own and, like Keith Richards, it cannot be killed by conventional weapons – there’s a new Admin team in place right now to keep the balloon afloat. They’ll need your help though, especially on the technical side, so watch this space.
Back in June 2012 it was announced that The Word magazine was folding; Fraser kept the old Blog site running just long enough for goodbyes, and for a bunch of us to make arrangements in a flurry of emails and panic to move The Word Massive elsewhere on the web – it seemed worth a punt, and amazingly we’re still here and the stuff you write is still read by thousands every day, the site gets an eye-watering 250k views a month!
It’s not been easy, and it’s not all been fun – we’ve had technical hitches, tears, tantrums, flounces, and falling-outs a-plenty but we’ve stuck at it because we love the site as much as you do; we’ve both made firm friends from The Word site and The Afterword and a lot of you have too.
Thanks for being so supportive over the past 4 years and we sincerely hope you keep blogging, commenting, bickering, podcasting and pontificating FOREVER.
Long Live The Afterword!
Lots of Love, Tim & Hannah x