In 2010, I launched Punk Domestics with a vision in mind: To celebrate the wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion for home food preservers and DIY weekend warriors everywhere. I wanted to create an engine for discovery and inspiration.
Within just a few days of bringing the site into the world, contributions came in not just from fellow blogger friends, but a rich community of people far and wide who educated, enlightened, and entertained with their exploits. It was exciting.
Though the community and the site grew for a while, I was never able to make it better than a self-supporting venture. For years now, contributions, traffic, and (let’s be real) ad revenue have been in sharp decline. Costs of maintenance, both monetary, temporal, and emotional, have become too great.
But this is not an end. It is a new beginning.