Here’s how things currently stand at Seahawk Addicts. Chris Sullivan, who technically owns/runs this website, is AWOL. I’ve tried contacting him multiple times over the last few weeks, as has Mike Parker, to no avail. (Chris, if you’re reading this, check your damn inbox.) As for the rest of us, Mike and I are up to our eyeballs in non-SA editing and writing projects, Steve Middleton is busy, and Bill Tomisser has been mostly retired from writing for months now. Heck, I was hoping to put this notice up a while ago myself, but I’ve spent most of February attending funerals out of state. ‘Tis the season, I suppose.
As for all the ads on the site, that isn’t up to us. The people at Bloguin set the template for the blogs they host, and apparently they’ve decided that they like ad revenue more than readable content (for the record, none of us make a cent off our work here — well, Chris might, but I’m not sure if he does either). I’d like to move the site to somewhere less advertisement-crazed, but since Chris owns the place he’s the one who would have to do the deed, and in order for that to happen he would have to at the very least respond to his email occasionally.
We all love the Seahawks and this website, but currently none of us have enough free time to keep the place humming along. Mike and I will finally have some free space on our schedules in time to cover the NFL Draft in April, but that still leaves a lot of silence between now and then.
In the meantime, I’ve got two options. First, I could mothball the site until the draft, effectively taking us off the air until late April. Or second, I can open things up to any of you who want to try your hand at writing for the site. If you’re interested, send your Seahawks-related articles, whether proposed or finished, to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to get them published in a timely manner. Just be sure to include your full name so I can give you credit for your work, and please steer clear of obscenities and invective-laden screeds — really, those are the only two things that would keep an article from getting published.
And hey, if you write a few and find yourself having fun and wanting to write a whole lot more, let me know and I’ll see if I can’t figure out how to give you access to post as you see fit.
UPDATE: I’ve just received an email from Chris, and he has informed me that he’s retiring from the site. I’d like to thank him for all the long hours of work he put in to keep this place running after original SA founder Michael Steffes left, and I wish him nothing but the best.