Thursday, January 28, 2010


Editor-Publisher, Citing Health and Scheduling Conflict With Radio Show, Cuts Back to Once-a-Week Publication on Mondays to Lessen Workload

Newspapers aren't alone in having to cut back or go out of business entirely -- as The Washington Star did in 1981. Sometimes online blogs and news outlets have to cut back, too. The 'Skeeter Bites Report is no exception. After 16 months of twice-weekly publication on Mondays and Thursdays, its editor and publisher, Skeeter Sanders, citing stress and a scheduling conflict with his Thursday radio program, had decided to cease publication of the 'SBR's Thursday edition. The blog's Monday edition, however, will continue. (Photo courtesy Shelly's Historical Newspapers)

(Posted 5:00 a.m. EST Thursday, January 28, 2010)

Dear Readers:

After 16 months of online publication on a twice-weekly basis on Mondays and Thursdays, I am regretfully announcing that The 'Skeeter Bites Report will no longer publish on Thursdays and will revert to once-a-week publication on Mondays. This is the final Thursday edition.

Like many other blog site owners, this more-than-four-year-old project is a labor of love for me; it's most definitely NOT a moneymaking enterprise. I've never left my day job -- or more accurately, my night job, as I work third shift.

I've also hosted a weekly radio program on Thursday afternoons for more than 11 years, which requires me to devote several hours of advance planning.

Juggling between my full-time job, my radio show and the Thursday edition of this blog over the past 16 months has taken its toll on me, both physically (mostly in the form of insufficient sleep) and mentally (sheer exhaustion and frequent bouts of "writer's block").

And at my age -- I'll turn 57 in April -- this situation simply cannot continue.

Therefore, with this issue, I am ceasing publication of the Thursday edition of The 'Skeeter Bites Report and returning to its original schedule of once-a-week publication on Mondays.

In the more than four years since its launch -- and especially in the last 16 months -- The 'Skeeter Bites Report has seen phenomenal growth. But it remains a one-person operation, and I cannot maintain this pace any longer.

Thank you for your support. See you on Monday.

Skeeter Sanders
Editor & Publisher
The 'Skeeter Bites Report

Volume V, Number 8
Copyright 2010, Skeeter Sanders. All rights reserved.


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