Posted on: Monday, Aug 8, 2011
It is time for me to step aside and hand over bluesinthenorthwest.com. Realistically, I just don’t have the time to keep the site running. I am super busy with my day job and a large proportion of my limited time off is being taken in managing the site.
The activities are relatively simple. Monitor the incoming mail feed, prepare the posts from the incoming information, managing the images used and updating the calendar. Plus monitoring and approving comments.
I designed the system such that it is not tethered to any of my personal details and thus it can be handed on to anyone with the skills, passion and time.
The first post on the old Blogspot site was in Sept 2005 so we are just coming up to our sixth birthday. We migrated to the hosted bluesinthenorthwest.com site in Nov 2006. I think that I have served my time.
I have just re-registered the domains for another year so there will be no fees required on that front. The monthly hosting charge is a minimal fee and I will happily continue to pay that into 2012.
I know that Grahame managing the reviews is finding it equally hard to keep up to date and he would also love to receive some assistance.
I gratefully thank all contributors – most of all my bluesinthenorthwest.com partner Grahame, Lionel of course for a large number of great pieces and all the other people who contributed articles and information.
I also thank the legions of hardworking musicians, promoters and clubowners. Without all of you the site would not have been needed.
Finally the readers and commenters – thanks to you all. I have been humbled by the huge numbers of kind words over the years that I have received after starting the site.
I remain committed to the blues scene in the region and I invite volunteers to step forward.