Thank You For Supporting Vikings Journal
It takes an incredible amount of determination and passion to continue to provide in-depth content on a daily basis. The grind is constant and no matter how much talent or passion a person has, sooner or later there needs to be some tangible reward. That goal – reaching a tangible level such that the writers could feel in their hearts like their sacrifices were worth it – is why we started Vikings Journal (and before that, Twins Daily).
But the community didn’t develop as organically as we had hoped. Without the community, the natural benefits it provides – traffic, events, etc. – also didn’t develop. Enthusiasm waned and writers and management burned out. Looking ahead, we saw the community and site limping along without any future, and that isn’t fair to the people who are giving so much. For the record, I do not blame the writers for the community not developing. I blame myself and hope they’ll forgive the leadership that missed the mark.
We’ll keep the lights on in the Purple Pain forums until Funkytown can find a suitable new place for the community to gather, so you can continue to interact with her there. You can find Joe Oberle on twitter and on his personal website, JoeOberle.com as well as on purplePTSD.com. You can find Joe Johnson at his website, PurplePTSD.com and follow him on twitter. Also, both of them are on the Purple Journal Podcast.
Of course you can find AJ Mansour on KFAN.com and follow him on twitter as well as on purplePTSD.com. Finally, you can follow Ashley Anderson on twitter and Matt Fries on twitter.
Please take a moment to thank these writers for their work over the last months and years. Then take a moment and follow them on twitter so you can follow them in the future. I know I will.
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