The American holiday of Thanksgiving arrives this Thursday, and The NewStandard collective will be taking a collective vacation. After working unspeakable hours without a significant break for the last year, we are nearing or experiencing burnout.
Many of our readers have urged us to work less, but we often talk ourselves out of taking the time off that we need, individually and as a group. Indeed, when we take personal vacation time, the other five full-timers have to increase their own workloads. We are afraid our work will slip if we donâ€™t claim some breathing room here and there, and since we expect the next week to be slow on news and site traffic, weâ€™re going to bow out for a full five days to clear our heads.
The NewStandard will be back on Monday, November 27 with fresh content, and shortly after that we expect to start revealing the new website features weâ€™ve had in the works for some time now. We thank our readers and supporters in advance for your understanding and look forward to a time when our staff is large enough that momentary decompressions wonâ€™t interrupt publishing.