THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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I pay for the pleasure of not seeing ads on this site. But advertising is usually the lifeblood of a publication. Of course, that is if you are in business, and I’m not. Maybe later if I develop a talent.

It used to be a nice balance. Good advertising revenue supported more staff and more editorial content.

Photo by Mike Hartley

At least in the newspaper and magazine publishing industries that model existed for many decades. But those days are over. Technology changed the equation. So a new model has been evolving for the last few decades.

And from what I see it’s far from decided how and who will dominate. I’ll keep track of where it’s going but it’s not a concern in my future plans.

I’m exhausted. A fighter who’s been in the ring too many rounds, too many years. A pace I’m growing more uncomfortable with by the month. Well, maybe it will all change. We may be in for a shake-up anyway. I’ve been intrigued by what management might come up with.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • It saddens me to see missed opportunities.
  • Slow and low cooking is time-consuming. But that smoked flavor is nice.
  • I’m thinking of the stuff I would be doing if I weren’t working full time and trying to do it anyway.
  • I was listening to Hells Bells by AC/DC and I thought this song is immediately recognizable on the first note.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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