The roots of this website are rooted in the Word Magazine blog/The Word Massive. Loads of that original online community have dropped away over the years and gone to Twitter or elswhere and I’m wondering how strong that connection with Word Magazine and The Afterword still is particularly given that David Hepworth and Mark Ellen have been very active during the past year with Word In Your Ear. In the early days of this website I got the distinct impression the ex-Word writers wanted nothing to do with it and apart from Mark joining in for a podcast there was very little interaction and when WIYE got going it certainly didn’t have any connection to this site as I can tell. I don’t post or follow this site much so I wonder if there are many from Word blog days left and indeed are any Afterworders on the WIYE Patreon? and have any of you paid to have Mark and Dave interview you on your Birthday?!!