Thank You, San Juan Island
Posted January 1, 2022 at 4:31 am by Tim Dustrude
A note to you from Tim Dustrude, editor of the San Juan Update…
As many of you may know, my passion in the past couple of years has been traveling with my wife Shannon in our camper van and seeing our beautiful country. We have been many places so far, from west coast to east coast and from north to south. We’ve made new friends in red states, blue states and other states in between. We’re loving it and we want to continue because there is so much more to see. (click here to see where we’ve been).
We started this journey just over two years ago, and I’ve been able to keep the San Juan Update running during this time, however it has been either extremely challenging when I looked after it myself entirely, or not cost-effective when I’ve hired people to help me.
So I have made the very difficult decision to discontinue the daily publishing of the San Juan Island Update.
To you the faithful Update reader — I want to thank you for your enthusiasm and encouragement. It feels so good to see you around town and hear you say how much you love the Update.
To you the advertiser — I want to thank you very much for your support — there is no way the Update could have remained viable in its current state without advertisers like you, and I really appreciate your faith in me to promote your business while helping to keep the island community aware of things going on around this beautiful island.
To all you contributors — Thanks for sharing your news and announcements, enabling me to provide a venue to amplify your message to share with your fellow islanders.
But it is time for me to move on, so beginning on January 1, 2022 — I will no longer be publishing new daily content. However, the Update isn’t going anywhere yet — it will remain online as a sort of archive at least for the foreseeable future. And I’m sure I will add things from time to time, especially critically important announcements to the community or things that I believe are especially of interest for whatever reason.
I really hate to think of it going away permanently so it is my hope that I can find someone to take over the reins.
To that end, I will be entertaining offers from people interested in buying the Update and keeping it going — if you are interested or if you know of someone who would like a “turn-key” business, I would love to hear from you. I really do believe it could be a wonderful opportunity for someone.
But for now, I will close, and say once again, thank you so much San Juan Island for all of your support over the past nine years!
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