Why haven’t you received any posts from PennsValleyFamily.com this summer? Well, here’s the honest truth.
Two years ago, when Ryan and I started this website, we aspired to provide an online hub for the Community’s businesses, nonprofits, churches, and neighborhoods. We’ve had a great time designing the website, promoting the directory, providing a community calendar, and writing posts about the Valley’s many treasures. All along, we received such support and cheer from readers like you. However…
We quickly realized that maintaining this site takes lots of time and effort.
This summer, we faced the fact that in order to take this site to the next level (building the business directory, promoting the app, beefing up the calendar, acquiring paid advertising, etc.), I’ll have to create weekly working hours and pay a sitter to watch our four children. These are upfront costs that we’re just not sure we want to make – financially or in lifestyle.
But, we’re still thinking it through (which takes some time when I’m bleary-eyed and sleep-deprived from having a newborn), because we love the community, enjoy the work, and believe that this site has lots of potential…
It’d be helpful to know what you think: has the site been useful for you? Do you see the potential of this online space and our ability to “make it something”?
Enjoy your home,