You’ve never been a very publicly interactive bunch, perhaps this is a cultural by-product. Avid readers and consumers of information, but sharing is something we’re programmed to be leery of. So while hundreds of you visit this blog daily and thousands drop by the main magazine Web site regularly, the levels of participation on our poll, about the future, remain low. (Take it here.)
What’s notable is that someone finally had the guts to tell us off, the guts to choose the option “Good try, time to say goodbye.”
Even though I know it is a strong possibility, the sting is there. But we are here to be honest, right? So please continue.
The last few days have been a ping pong match between passion and practicality, but last night I gained some clarity. As I listened to my musician boyfriend rehearse for a show tonight, I realized that true passion isn’t really something up for debate. He transforms when he plays. (shameless plug: http://www.jmillerlive.com)
I used to do the same when I spoke of or worked on East West. Now, I just stew on numbers and my lack of sleep. Can I find a way to revive my original love for the mission behind the product? I’m trying, and I’ve made one decision thus far. We won’t go quarterly.
I will leave you today with a line from a song the guys were rehearsing last night while I lamented the loss of “Ugly Betty.” Even Mode faces challenges. Sigh.
These lyrics hit me…coincidence or sign? From Hook, Line and Sinker by J. Miller - “Heave-ho, High Low, Fast Slow, Yes/No…Are you really living?”
* Tomorrow and over the weekend I will simply answer questions here. Anything you want to know about this decision, my life as publisher/editor or my takes on the industry. Some call this 9-day idea brave, others stupid. Either way, I am here to share anything and everything. Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org