It’s not the first time I have been here and I think that tells a story in itself. Many of you have read a post like this before however After discussing this with the main Land of Droid team I feel this is now the best option.
When I created Land of Droid I was creating a site to share Android news that I personally found interesting and to share my own views on certain aspects of the Android world.
In the last 15 month Land of Droid has grown far bigger than I could ever have imagined it would have. From a site that started out with just 162 unique visitors in our first month and hits of around 16,722 to how the site is now can only be described as fantastic.
Of course, I can’t take all the credit for getting it to where it is in just 15 month as I have behind me a team of great writers and editors who strive to ensure readers get exactly what they are looking for when they visit Land of Droid.
This leads me to my next point…
Land of Droid has a team of 11 people just now and way more contributors, some part time and some who could pretty much be considered full time with the amount they post however none of the roles performed by any of this team are paid. The Land of Droid Team produce content and give opinions on all things Android as they are passionate about the subject and about letting others share in that passion.
The team we have all have full time regular jobs or are still in full time education and yet they still fit Land of Droid in around those. Recently I have found myself struggling to find the time that the site now demands due to popularity. My daughters are growing up fast and as I work full time having time to spend with them is becoming shorter as the site grows too.
With all that being said, I have the hard decision now of deciding what comes next for Land of Droid.
Do I continue down the route of providing you, the readers, a sub-standard website in terms of the amount of time I am able to commit to the site and the team? No
Do I “make” more time and ask my team to do the same knowing that they for the moment get nothing but self satisfaction in return? No
Do I consider a site merger with another site or for that matter move to another site myself as an editor and let Land of Droid slide? No
The Android blogging world is a saturated market and becoming a name in that market is no easy task to achieve however I feel that Land of Droid are currently about 70% of the way there in becoming a name that people know when you mention Android News, Android Reviews or for that matter anything else Android related.
After considering all of the above I have decided that it is best for the site, my team and for you the readers that Land of Droid in my hands starts to wind down it’s blinds and call it a day.
This decision had not been easy to make, I have worked very hard to get the site to where it is today along with an amazing team however when we are unable to provide the content that you are all looking for then decisions like this need to be made.
I have had an absolute ball of a time over the past 15 month, I have done a lot of work with a lot of very intelligent people who know the market inside out and I shall miss the interaction from you our readers.
Land of Droid will now be put up for sale and I hope that whoever decides (if anyone) to take Land of Droid on, that they take it to the next level.
Interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org – Please be sensible with offers.
Thank you to you all for allowing me and my team to be part of your community!