As of March 1st, The Abilene Post will pause the production of original content while we explore the future of the company. Whether this means selling the company or shutting down remains to be seen.
I founded this website in August of 2015 with the goal of talking exclusively about Abilene. Many publications in our area address news and issues on a larger, national scale. I designed The Abilene Post to be a purely local resource that highlights great food and culture in our city and brings attention to local issues. For the past two and a half years, we’ve worked hard to accomplish this, though with limited time and resources.
If you want to trace this venture back to a single point of inspiration, it would be the Food Truck Calendar. The idea for it came from my wife, who one day lamented the fact that there was no single place to find schedules for the many new food trucks. The Abilene Post grew from there, and it was only made possible by the many contributions of friends, family, and community members. They spent countless hours reviewing restaurants and services, attending events, writing and editing content, taking photos, and more. I may have created The Abilene Post, but it would be nothing if not for their dedication to making Abilene a better place.
I’m also very thankful for our community partners and followers. You are AWESOME! I hope you will continue to support local journalism and other small businesses. Abilene is not boring, and it will continue to improve if you keep supporting local people who are doing cool things.
If we’ve been so successful, why are we ending the production of content? In the summer of 2016, my wife and I moved from Abilene to Japan. I have continued running The Abilene Post from Japan since that time. As you might imagine, it’s difficult to manage an exclusively local company from the other side of the world. The Abilene Post deserves the full attention of someone or some group based in Abilene.
The company will remain operational while we look for potential buyers. If no buyer is found, I will work on archiving our content in a searchable database that is available to the public. If you are interested in purchasing The Abilene Post, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Facebook page.
Once again, thank you for supporting The Abilene Post. Abilene is a great city filled with excellent people. Working on The Abilene Post has been an honor.
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