March 21st, 2016
The 2015 winter solstice was/would have been Winterwind's 12 year anniversary. The first 10 years had a few highs, a few more lows, were largely done for other people, and, ultimately, proved to be rather thankless and unfulfilling.
To be absolutely clear I have the utmost appreciation of, and respect for, the contributors, the people who simply said "Hey, I've written this piece. Would you like it?". Almost without fail though, almost every single person that accepted the invite, or appointed themselves, to "the team" demonstrated what I can only label a lack of courtesy and respect towards the contributors and each other for that matter. That is what soured Winterwind for me.
The last two years the site has been in hiatus though I've continued paying the hosting costs. That was unfulfilling too so... Here we are, spring equinox 2016 and all that and maybe it's time to do something with the site again, and maybe this time I'll do it for myself.
So... um... stay tuned.