What’s next for The Blue Testament?

I’ve began scripting this roughly 25 occasions since Friday morning. In case you have not seen the information, Vox media has made the choice to “pull again protection in some areas”. Vox Media is chopping roughly seven % of its workforce with MLS and NHL SBNation websites most affected.

The Blue Testament and the opposite affected websites will develop into “unsupported”. We perceive that we now have by way of the top of February, however we’ll nonetheless must see the way it shakes out. It is feasible that the location stays lively. It can be doable that we are going to all transfer elsewhere.

We perceive that the pod assist shall be lower so we’re already wanting for options.

We do know that the few individuals who obtained stipends will now not obtain any cash previous February. Nobody on The Blue Testament obtained any substantial compensation. I at all times referred to my “pay” as gasoline cash, and it was barely protecting that at occasions. While I didn’t rely closely on pay it was a little bit of a intestine punch after I obtained the e-mail. I felt we have been protected as a result of we did so little.

Sometimes you’re the foot and typically you’re the ball.
Thad Bell

Difficulty

Back after I was within the company world and had a desk, okay cubicle, I had a small rock-like object on my desk. I obtained it from some retailer in a mall that carried varied objects with quotes and inspirational photos. Think cat on a limb with the phrases “hold in there” however a bit classier.

In the center of issue lies alternative. – Albert Einstein

The attribution is probably going spurious, it was in all probability initially John Archibald Wheeler however that does not actually matter now. Whichever scientist originated the quote, it rang true with me. I consider it and have many occasions discovered a greater approach when it seemed like the whole lot was going bitter.

We can’t inform you what’s going to occur or what it’ll appear to be, however I can assure that we are going to not go away. We will nonetheless cowl soccer in Kansas City and perhaps, simply perhaps, we’ll discover one thing higher.

Community

The phrase group is commonly thrown round a bit loosely, however The Blue Testament has develop into a group for soccer followers in Kansas City. We know and care in regards to the writers and the readers. I’ve had a few relations cross away over the previous couple of years and out of doors of relations, the one folks I actually informed have been different contributors to The Blue Testament.

Checking in on The Blue Testament readers and attending to know them is superb. Reading their takes on the information, the jokes, the gifs ( you Ked), the recipes, and the huge data and life experiences shared can’t be willingly surrendered.

When one among our readers was being harassed within the feedback not too long ago, the 2 of us with BAN authority raced one another to eliminate them. It is uncommon this occurs, however we would like our readers to really feel protected to be right here.

The website was consistently rising, including writers, pods, and groups we lined. But as we grew, we additionally centered on rising the standard and the group.

This soccer group is just too helpful, particularly for me, to let it simply go away.

Going ahead

While I can’t communicate for everybody on the location, I do consider that the majority of us will proceed right here till a greater answer is discovered. We care about protecting Sporting Kansas City, the Kansas City Current, the Kansas City Comets, SKC II, and something Kansas City soccer. We have a World Cup coming right here.

We need to cowl these groups; we need to be another voice with differing opinions than the workforce accounts or the Star.

And we’ll.

If the worst occurs and we lose this earlier than we now have a brand new plan in place, relaxation assured we may have a brand new plan even when we now have to start out from scratch.

One of my favourite quotes from a Marvel film.

Ultron : They’re doomed!

Vision : Yes… however a factor is not lovely as a result of it lasts. It is a privilege to be amongst them.

It has been my privilege to work with the writers and readers of this website.

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We would be the foot.
Thad Bell

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