(Shut up, Kim Jong-il, I’m not talking to you.)
You may have noticed a few tumbleweeds blowing around these parts recently. I’d like to offer a brief explanation/excuse: Beatdom is a pretty large company, but very short staffed. The magazine is edited by David S. Wills and Katharine Hollister, but the website and publishing arm are run entirely by David. It’s a lot of work for one person – particularly when that person also has other full-time jobs.
When it comes to a particularly busy time of year, the website is usually the first to suffer. It is more important to keep the magazine printed and keep the books on the shelves than to keep the website online. It’s also less time-consuming and ultimately more important to maintain the various social media presences.
This June and July we have been especially busy with compiling Beatdom #15 and The Beat Interviews. This has been the cause of our recent lack of posting on this website. Normal posting will resume after the publication of Beatdom #15, and in the meantime I’ll do my best to keep this site updated… but for those of you actively following Beatdom, it would be wiser to visit our Facebook and Tumblr pages, which are more easily updated.
So I hope this provides you with some passable explanation for why it’s so quiet here from time to time, and so busy at other junctures.
Your Humble Editor
David S. Wills