As of Wednesday, November 6th, 2013, the beginning of a partnership between FishDuck.com and the online newspaper, EugeneDailyNews.com will commence.
My friends — I cannot continue to operate as I have in the last year. FD.com has become a full time job in itself that does not pay anything, as the ads do not cover the costs of the site. I want to spend more time on my Investment Advisory business, as I have clients who have been with me as long as 30 years, and I have a loyalty to put them first over my hobby interests. I am quite tired from trying to do both full time jobs, and cannot maintain this pace without endangering my health over time.
Going forward, I will simply be responsible, along with the team of coaches, for publishing an analysis each week, and I will continue to work with the GIF team. However, I will no longer be involved in the management of most aspects of FD.com: Content Journalism, Photojournalism, Social Media, The FishTank Video Archive, Human Resources . . . all of it will be managed by EugeneDailyNews.com as of Wednesday, the 6th, although I will help in the transition.
I wish to emphasize that I am not going anywhere, as I am just having daily management of the different departments of the site transferred to EDN, so that I can focus upon learning more about our beloved Ducks and passing those insights along through the analyses each Tuesday. The Fish Report will continue, and you’ll note we now have the plays analyzed each week shown in motion, and the coaches contributing will have that new feature in their Fish Reports, as well. This is going to allow me to return to a balanced life, where football analysis is fun and an interesting hobby.
EugeneDailyNews.com is a good matchup for us as Kelly Asay and his team is already accustomed to managing Editors and Writers and can add a more professional approach to a very successful fan website. We are going to have many gradual changes over time, and I would ask you to continue to come, read, and give us a chance to show you how we are growing and improving. I expect there will be some bumpiness at times on the site over the next four months or so, and you might even experience a weekday of no new articles, as EDN gets things nailed down with our writers/editors and organization.
In one sense, I am passing the baton, yet I am running in the lane right beside you, as I continue to provide analysis of football and other sports from time to time by noted experts in their field. You can continue to come to FishDuck.com as an independent site, as you always have, for the foreseeable future.
My profound thanks to all you for sharing in this unique experience, as the journey of FishDuck.com moves into its next stage of development.