COVID-19, with its attendant school closures and stay-at-home orders, has had a dramatic effect on all of our lives. Some people have way more time on their hands than ever before; some have way less. Here at Wallyhood, we’ve struggled to keep going. Ben furloughed himself several months ago; Jordan, the founder of Wallyhood, has moved away, though he continues to be in touch now and then. Katy is contributing when possible.
I’ve tried to maintain a minimal level of service to you, our readers, since March by answering email, publishing the few stories that came in from our writers, and occasionally writing myself. However, it has never been my wish to work on this blog “full time.” As an editorial team here at Wallyhood, we have tried to find a way forward, but it has proven extremely difficult just to arrange a zoom meeting or conduct an email exchange. I’ve concluded that, at this point, there is no path forward.
Much of the technical know-how underpinning this blog resides with Jordan. I’m not sure if, at some point, he will formally “take it down.” But in the meantime, I ask:
- If you’re a writer, please don’t write. No one will be available to post your story
- Readers, please don’t email us with your tips and comments. No one will respond.
To our readers: We’re sincerely sorry that we haven’t put out some statement about what was happening with us sooner. We have many loyal, long-time readers. You deserved to know what was going on, but we couldn’t even orchestrate a short blog post. We let you down, and we regret that.
To our writers: Speaking for myself, I’ve had a fairly close relationship with some of you as I’ve often contacted you personally to request a story. It pains us to realize that months have gone by since we reduced our level of publishing, but we never reached out to you. We appreciate your interest in this blog and the neighborhood, and we want to thank you for your contributions to both. Please accept our apologies for just leaving you hanging.
And to everyone: Goodbye. Good luck. See you around the neighborhood.
The Wallyhood Team