by Glenn C. Koenig, webmaster at Town Wide Mall
After a steady stream of news stories published here, below, visitors to this site may have noticed an unusual gap in reports: An entire week!
There are multiple reasons for this:
1. I took time out to add a means to support my work on this web site through donations; please see details on the About page here on this site.
2. I also added a better description of the nature of this web site, and who I am as I manage it. This includes some legal information and a privacy statement to clarify things for everyone. All this is now also on the About page.
3. I took some time to do some research for some stories that I've been working on but I have not finalized for publication as of yet. A few of these involve video recordings I made but are not yet edited or for which editing has not been completed.
4. Finally, I discovered that I was working too hard! I was up late at night, working on stories, not getting enough sleep, and beginning to feel a little overwhelmed by what I had started. As a self employed person, I must find my own balance in life, between my ambitions and my personal resources, including my time, my financial reserves, and my health. There is no "boss" to complain to, ask for a raise, or unionize in opposition to; ... I'm it!
Taking "time off" feels risky because I become concerned that others may lose faith in me or what I'm doing, based on the "silence" I left here, for a period of days or week or more. Please rest assured that I am dedicated to make this work and will need to adjust my schedule for a variety of needs and life events from time to time.
To help with this, I plan to continue to publish the series of articles that I call "Citizen Journalism" in hopes to build a group of colleagues working together in a network to provide a stream of news and other information of benefit to the community, on an ongoing basis. I envision hosting a public gathering of folks interested in Citizen Journalism soon, to meet in person. But rest assured, I don't intend to pressure anybody; just come to see what's happening and learn something or contribute ideas. I will post dates, times, and locations here when I get this organized.
I appreciate your patience in this process and I hope you can stick with me as I continue.