So I am writing now to update everyone about the direction of the site (as promised on Friday). I have been in talks with Heather about what we want to do. I could go into deep details about how busy our schedule has become, so many things have changed based on what we wanted to do with the site. You have no doubt have noticed the blogger and reviews section has disappeared. I have an incomplete version of what I wanted to accomplish for the blogger section, but regretfully I just don't have the time to devote to that at this point in time.
Heather and I determined we have two directions to take the site. So you can think about it as a fork in the road. We can either 1) pay out the money now to who we can, and shutdown the site. Or 2) Open applications for site moderators to assist in some of the day to day operations of the site. Heather now has has a full time job, and our girls are in competitive dance and gymnastics which means after school they are doing 20+ hours of training per week. At the end of the day, I am lucky to have a few minutes for personal projects on the computer.
We are still trying to catch up, and while we have made significant progress we are still in the hole regarding payouts. In other words, we have given out more coins than we have earned in ad revenue. So while we are closing that gap, the site is still not producing any additional income for us at the moment. Like I said, we are catching up but it will take some time.
So while shutting down the site was on the table at one point in time, we are holding off on that for the time being. If we can find a couple of trusted moderators then we will ask they step up to help with the day to day activities. We are not disappearing, but our involvement has been reduced as a result of life changes. We still need to make some modifications before admins can involve themselves, but I think this will be a step in the right direction.
If you are interested, please let us know here and we will consider you. Thank you all for your continued support, and I hope one day this site grows to where it will be fruitful for all, us and you.