I've begun this post many times in my head, but am glad I've waited a week before actually writing it. I know many of you have heard already, but for those of you who have not, Wondertime Magazine, the magazine for which I've worked as a contributing editor for the last year and a half, has been shut down by Disney.
I'm sad as a contributor and a reader, but honestly I am heartbroken for the staffers at this fine magazine, who really put their heart into their concept and produced a magazine for thinking parents, not one based on alarmism or fluffy content, the two hallmarks of parenting magazines. They aimed to show you the good and bad of parenting, not to tell you what could go wrong, or what you were doing wrong. It's sad that we won't have it to inspire us, or just make us laugh, anymore.
To my totally kick-ass and calm under pressure editor, thank you for giving me the chance you did, and then even more chances. It was a blast, and I had many "pinch-me" moments that I was getting paid to make paper dolls on my dining room table. You were a complete pleasure to work for, and I hope our paths cross again. I also want to thank the person who found me and pointed my editor in my direction. And those editors who followed, I loved working with all of you as well. It was an amazing experience.
All of the news regarding the terrible economy seems much more real when you see really wonderful and talented people lose their jobs.
As for me, I'll be fine. I am really excited to be able to share more with you all here on my blog. I miss showing you my projects and having those conversations with you. I've been working with someone on a redesign of my blog for a while now, and hope to reveal it all in the next few months. March marks the third anniversary of my blog, how time flies! So, what do you want to see from me? What type of content would you like more of? If you have opinions, please comment or drop me an email. [courtney_russell(at)att(dot)net]
Thanks so much for reading, commenting, and just stopping by. You make my day with each and every interaction.
PS- I heard from Blair that Domino also folded. Amazing. Is print dead?