The Melon To “Close Doors” Next Month
Melonites, I have some sad news for you. Due to the changing economic climate and a need to focus more on monetary concerns, members of The Melon have decided it best to cease activity effective next month.
You may have noticed a lack of posts in the last few months, and the few posts that did show up were about trivial subjects like birthright, gardens and wine. This decline is due to our writers having to move on to other jobs and other locations.
In our attempts to stay afloat, The Melon offered community services like filming school board meetings, offering free advertising, and developing The Sweet-Spot. Unfortunately, this good will and worthwhile time investments did not give us the return or activity necessary to pay for our hosting costs.
While we’re certain we could raise funds to pay for hosting, the main issue is the time we can put into The Melon which is severly limited at best.
Some of our writers will be continuing on; Joe La Sac has been offered a job at The News Tribune, and Glynnis Kirchmeier will be picking up with Exit 133 on her return from Viet Nam. Chris Van Vechten will be moving back to Portland, and as for myself, I’ll be moving up to Seattle sometime this summer.
It has been an honor to share the joys of Tacoma and the world with our online community and I thank you all for the support and the discussions.