Welcome to open access to the owner/editor-in-chief account and the state of Wild Pantheon Press. This is the owner speaking up, apologizing, and hoping that readers are still willing to give the site a chance.
Wild Pantheon Press isn’t dead. I know it seems like that’s a lie with all the quietness: but still not dead! The fact of the matter is I don’t make enough to pay my own bills. When it comes to lights or news, sometimes the electricity must win. If more money was available, I would gladly have more news added. And I’m of the opinion that writers should be paid for their work. Remember: this is my market, too. So that means a very quiet blog at the moment. Financing an entity outside of any hot market takes time and a lot of time investment in trying to find funding.
There’s another reason, though. The fact of the matter is that I have depression. Running this blog without any co-founders is exhausting and without the energy to maintain all my projects, some of my favorite things slipped through the cracks. Wild Pan is one of them—a fact that greatly upsets me as a person. I’m working on struggling through the mire. Stress can be insidious in the ways to deactivate duties.
I’m being truthful because my nation, the United States, just voted in political leaders who will inspire a lot of think pieces and news items. I’m going to do my best to cover them. Watching Hillary Rodham Clinton fail was a wake up call that I can’t be complacent anymore. Not as a person or a business owner. It’s my job to say something when a situation feels wrong. I’m hoping to foster a conversation in this job and I want to create a community where different opinions are openly discussed.
That said: if you have a point of view that needs to be heard, please contact me. Again, there’s no pay and it’s not an ‘exposure’ piece, either. As a member of the media, I hate that line because it’s essentially taking work for free. I’m going to be honest and say this is another way to get a byline out there but I’m not a huge platform. Not yet. Nothing happens overnight or without a little bit of blood, sweat, and many tears.
But still not dead.
Also, I’ve decided to take out the comments. The policy was instituted for the right reasons but the Internet’s not exactly the most secure location when it comes to avoiding trolls. So if you want to talk about an article or the company, check out our Facebook page or Twitter. In fact, the Facebook page frequently has articles about women from a variety of sources—not just Wild Pan—to inspire conversations.
So in short:
- Wild Pan Press is still alive.
- 2017 will be a year of changes for the site.
- The EIC will do better.
- If you want to write something for the site, please let me know. Experiences matter.
May 2017 be a better outlook than many of us hoped for and may the holiday season bring each reader an unexpected happiness.