On an (hopefully) interim basis I will be writing at least one article per week on our San Diego Padres site Chicken Friars. The reason? We have struggled to find a new Editor to take over the site and it has been largely dormant since August. It’s always fascinating to me how we can almost instantaneously rebuild a staff on some sites while others it is a long and arduous process. On the surface it makes sense since not all fan-bases are created equally, but some of sites we struggle to build a solid staff on are not the ones you’d expect.
Anyway, with just one Staff Writer who made his first post on the site at the beginning of October, John and I decided to jump in and help produce Padres content for our network.
Obviously we want to get things moving in the right direction and rebuild the reader base that has fallen off, but we also hope that with additional content we can attract a writer to take up the reigns and carry the site forward. Until that happens John will be functioning as the Interim Editor of Chicken Friars and I will be supporting him as a Staff Writer.
John has cranked out 7 articles in the last 3 days and I contributed my first on Friday evening which you can read here.
Based on the early returns we will most likely make it standard practice that we will jump in and help out our “weakest” or “most dormant” site going forward.