“I’m hopeful that your remarkable example will inspire some others to pick up the torch to ensure that something similar will continue on.” -Alf Skrastins
Many readers have said something similar, concerned with not having a site like this one.
I don’t think you will have to worry about it. I’ve had a number of inquiries, and that’s just the people who are asking me questions. There are probably others who are interested, too.
My suggestion to any successor, would be to make the Trip Reports a more prominent feature, or maybe even the home page. I don’t know if it’s possible, but having readers being able to directly upload photos with their reports would be a bonus. Of course, it’s possible now as we see with Chuck, Alf, Steve and a few others but it is somewhat inconvenient.
For the record, I will not be “selling” this site or the domain name. What I will do, is post a link on my blog this fall to anyone who starts a new blog, as long as it’s not on Facebook. We already have a good Facebook site, Cross Country Skiing YYC, and many of my readers aren’t on Facebook.
I realize a lot of people are not enamoured with Facebook and I’ve even had emails concerned about it.
With my CBC interview this morning, I thought I was finished dealing with the media. Not so fast! A couple hours later, CBC contacted me about doing a web story. It touches on a few things which weren’t discussed in the interview.
My sister in Manitoba heard my CBC interview and talked with me later. She said I was a good fit for this job because of my attention to detail(aka micro-manager) and my enjoyment of working alone(aka not working well with others).
What am I going to do with my extra time? I think I’ll spend the extra three or four hours a day reading and re-reading all the flattering comments which you’ve submitted on the “End of the Trail” post, as I sit in my rocking chair.