The end of the line

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December 31, 2012 3:11 pm
Photo of empty glasses on a piano

Farewell from Walthamstow Scene. Photo by @PamHutch.

After two years and one month, this is the last post on Walthamstow Scene.

I love that there is so much going on in Walthamstow, and I set the blog up to try to provide a place to find out about local gigs and other cultural events. At the time, I heard a lot about events in the Village area, but I found it much more difficult to find out what was on at, say, The Standard, or around Wood Street. It has been great fun to hear and write about all that’s happening across Walthamstow.

However, I have found it increasingly difficult to keep the site up to date, balancing it with my day job and personal commitments. This is reflected in the fact that I’ve only been able to post on the site six times in the last six months of 2012. It is for that reason that I will not be updating the site any more.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading some of the 219 posts that I’ve written. I have certainly enjoyed writing (most of) them. It would be absurd to try to individually thank all the people who have supported the site over the past two years. Thank you to everyone who contributed a guest post, to everyone who agreed to be interviewed, and to everyone who read a post, tweeted me, or posted on the Facebook page. I really appreciate it.

I’m going to leave the site up for the foreseeable future, as some of the content may still be of interest to others. The Facebook page and Twitter account will cease to be updated.

Some of the posts on my personal blog will no doubt be about Walthamstow. I’ll also be tweeting in a personal capacity at @nickbason.

Through running the site, I have been lucky enough to meet a lot of creative and interesting people here in the area that I call home. I hope to see you all around E17 soon.

Nick x

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12 Comments

  • You did our little town a great service :)

    see you around the old place (and on twitter of course!) xx

  • That is such a shame, as I have only just found you. I wish you all the best for 2013. I am not too good with twitter, but I shall give it a go and hopefully find you and some more interesting people.
    Can you keep my email address in case you start something new :-). Thanks for all you have done Nick. regards Jan

    • Thank you for the nice message Jan, I appreciate it. The site will remain up for the foreseeable future, as a resource. I’m looking forward to my next project (whatever that may be).
      Best wishes
      Nick

  • Happy new year Nick – I can fully understand resolutions to spread oneself less thinly! And the “Walthamstow Scene” is becoming too big for one person to cover. Shame we couldn’t split it between a bunch of us, but I realise even coordinating that would be a big job. So thank you, it’s been Awesome(stow). X

  • Hi Nick,
    I am very sorry to see that you are simply unable to continue with this site/service but can perfectly understand why. You judged the timing and need for such a thing perfectly and I have admired your energy and commitment to making this and other things happen locally.

    I would also like to thank you for all your support and I really hope we can work together in the future at some point.

    Best wishes
    Nick Bertram

  • Hi NIck-this is a great shame and loss to E17-you’ve been amazing for raising the profile of arts and culture in the area. Thanks so much for all your support and endless enthusiasm.
    I look forward to another great year of making music in E17 and hope you will still be involved in some capacity.
    Kind regards,
    Alison

  • Nick,

    On behalf of anyone who ever read your blog, liked your Facebook or Google + Pages and read your tweets….thanks for all your hard work. We will miss your fantastic local knowledge, energy and brilliant copy.

    As you say, it’s impossible to manage these types of sites and manage work, family and friend commitments (hence my Walthamstow UK Facebook Page withering a little on the vine during a busy 2012 for me).

    Twitter is a great place to get a feel for local events but there is a definite need for co-ordination and a layer of proper analysis and review as well as reflection on the bigger issues affecting the borough. This is a full time job…..the small amount of advertising revenue available can’t sustain it and co-ordinating a team of brilliant local individual contributors whilst maintaining editorial integrity takes time and rivers of diplomacy….the publishing industry hasn’t cracked it so I’m not surprised that you haven’t either….but you did a damn fine job and thanks for trying.

    Best wishes.

    Michelle

    • Hi Michelle

      Thank you for your words, I appreciate it.

      I really enjoy your work on Walthamstow UK, I hope you find the time to get it back up to full speed.

      Hopefully see you around E17 soon!
      Best wishes
      Nick

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