All good things must come to an end. When I took back over in November, I knew it was a longshot. When I launched the Gallia Herald in 2011, online news was still in its baby stages. As a matter of fact, it took over a year to convince people online news sites could be a legitimate source of news.
Just a short time later, I would venture to guess the majority now get their news primarily online. Where once online news was the future, it is now video. And as you know, I started to play with adding video.
This is the problem. I am a writer. That is what I do. That is one of the reasons why I came back to this in the first place. Much like IHOP’s move to IHOB, I started making changes to the Gallia Herald for the reason of staying relevant. I began sinking more and more resources into a dying business model that is just not going to be self-sufficient, as advertising dollars have dwindled in favor of social media advertising and people are less likely to subscribe to things voluntarily.
So, I finally reached a crossroads and had to make a choice and while I know there are some people who will be disappointed in that choice, it is the right choice for me and my family. So, I hope you understand.
With that all being said, I would like to thank you all for reading all of these years. While I won’t be covering the daily news anymore, I do plan to continue telling stories as I can. It will just be through other venues.
I will keep the site active as an archive until I can find a more permanent solution, however, the social media pages will be deactivated soon.
Again, thank you all.