The title pretty much says it all, but the MinnCentric team has decided to shut down Vikings Journal. I think they are going to keep it up and running until after the Super Bowl, but most of us will be moving on much sooner than that. As my Purple Pain members remember from two years ago, we talked about it for a bit and then we all came over here. That's the plan again this time; let's move and not waste much more time over here.
Obviously things didn't work out - and I'm sorry about that - and we are going back home. I'm sure some are happy, but I can admit that I am pretty bummed. I really do believe in this site, and I think it has a ton of potential. I won't bore you with the details as far as why it didn't work out (besides, I think an article will be written soon to explain more), but I will say that it sucks ... but I hope we can build on what we have here over at Purple Pain.
For my original Purple Pain members, welcome home! And for all of you that we met over here, I certainly hope that you come with us. I promise to work to build our community over there just as I did here. Only, over there won't be about traffic, page views, or revenue ... it'll be about you guys. Us. The community. The community has always been my number one priority, and it always will be. So I hope that you guys from Twins Daily bookmark Purple Pain and come over with us. I also hope the other people that found us via Twitter or someplace else follow us over, as well. I really felt like we were starting to turn the corner here ... and that is something that I want to BUILD ON ... and not lose, so if you appreciate this little Vikings community that we have, I encourage you to come over with us and help us continue to grow.
I know my Purple Pain community will go back home, but what about the rest of you guys? Van, Levi, Aussie, Oj, Dave, Mike, Jack, etc. etc. etc. ...? You coming over? I hope so.
I'll do my best to answer any questions that anyone has ... and if any of you want to talk to me privately about this, feel free to shoot me a PM. In the next few weeks, I'm going to work on getting Purple Pain back up and running and hopefully help our writers land on their feet. I'll be a little busy, but I'll find time to reply to this thread as well as answer any PMs.
This sucks. I know that. No one is more disappointed than I am, but I think we'll be okay... I really appreciate what we have here, and I consider you guys my little Vikings family. Well, basically...