I’m sorry but my involvement with the Writer Beat endeavor is officially no more. The ugly truth about the site is that nearly all of our users are the product of my behind the scenes personal outreach efforts. In the beginning that was to be expected, but it’s been four years, you would think every once in a while someone I didn’t personally contact would learn of the site and choose to give it a try. Scouring LinkedIn and now Medium looking for new authors is exhausting work and I’m not interested as I once was in continuing the effort.
There is also the matter of censorship/site moderation. About a month ago my brother and I had a major fight about whether or not to take a more proactive role in site moderation. While I’m starting to see it his way, I don’t think the two of us will ever be on the same page entirely and don’t want to risk our relationship again.
Best of luck to you all.