I talk a lot about being focused… Thetybeetimes.net

“Sunset at Back River Sandbar” (Photo: Katie Kinkel, 2010)

… mainly because, in the past, I’ve been all over the place. I was either getting bogged down in trivial pursuits, or sidetracked into thinking I can do too many things at once, and do them well.

How quickly media services around the globe have undergone big changes, cutting their budgets and staff in a move to publish online while the printing industry languishes. The reason, the cost of printing far outweighs the cost of free sourcing news on the web if you have the means to research and produce the content.

Many publishers are now wrestling with options to attract new advertisers to an expanding global market.

For several years, I published a 32-page monthly, printed edition of this newspaper for Tybee Island called The Tybee Times. I made the decision to stop printing in September 2010, and to maintain only the online edition. The change has allowed the paper to continue as a free, public news outlet, and given me time for freelancing and other pursuits.

It’s a good feeling to be able to eliminate one item that’s kept me totally engaged. These days one can ill afford to be distracted.


“Cold Moon Eclipse” – (Photo: Nancy Heffernan, 2011)


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