There has been a lot of excitement over the last week or so about the future of Metblogs. You’ve probably seen the box up above as it has changed. Thankfully, it is now showing a much more positive message than it had been at one point.
Jason and Sean have done an awesome job and with the public’s support, we’re able to stay open. They wrote:
We’re so amazingly humbled by you guys that we just don’t have the words to adequately express our gratitude so we’re just going say thank you and hope you understand how much it means to us. We’re extremely excited about the next steps and without your support we wouldn’t be able to take them. So seriously, thanks again everyone.
I don’t know exactly what the future of Metblogs will hold. I know that some cities, as well as the Hub are going away. As far as I know, it will only be inactive cities that are going away for now. So for now, I’ll keep plugging away, I love writing for Metblogs, and even though sometimes I know I don’t cover enough, and I know I am only one person in this big old blogosphere, I’m happy to add my perspective on this amazing city. I’m not the captain, but if you’d like to join me and write for Pittsburgh Metblogs, let me know, and I’ll do everything I can to get you added.
In the meantime, please head over and read the goodbye post, which includes some awesome statistics about the Metblogs network, as well as the announcement of our continued existence. And if you feel so inclined, feel free to pitch in a couple bucks, Jason and Sean have paid for this out of their own pockets and could use a little bit of help if you’re able.
Across the network, authors have been dishing out their feelings about Metblogs (make sure to check out why metblogs matter), and truth be told, we all have a good time, we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t. (For once) I don’t have anything to add, just know that I’m very happy to be here, and I hope that you enjoy reading the site. In the words of one of my favorite authors:
This is for you