Quite honestly, I'm pooped, aside from PaganSpace I have a publishing company, a magazine (that I've yet to be able to launch because of time restraints), I'm an author (my passion) and I'm also a professional web & graphic designer for a local company. All of that adds up to very little sleep and it's beginning to really wear me down.
I founded PaganSpace in 2007 and have ran PaganSpace for over four years; I'm the admin, the tech person, the advertising rep and the accounting person :) With over 40k members that's a lot of jobs for one person and I'm falling behind on all of my other resposnsibilities because for one person, PaganSpace is a 24/7 operation.
Following a recent announcement regarding the desire to sell PaganSpace I came to the conclusion that the best way to assure the future of PaganSpace is to basically sell it back to the community thus allowing PaganSpace to be placed into the hands of the community who helped bring it to where it is today.
I'll still be on the site daily and retain admin priveledges, I'll also be training all the new people who step into their positions. I will also be remaining on the board of directors at 10%, under the new corporation (PaganSpace, Inc) that will be formed once the polling ends. I'll also retain the network site and the domain names for at least the first year (those things will be placed into the corporation name but no one will have the means to harm the site with it remaining in my hands) So, I'm not technically going anywhere but I will be freeing up time to complete the many goals and tasks that are in front of me.
Some have asked why don't I just hire people to help and the simple answer to that is: That does not free up my time, it will likely, take more time to oversee a staff on top of remaining the sole owner. So, that's why I chose to do this verses the hiring option.
I've had offers from a few to purchase the site but quite honestly, I'm apprehensive of doing that as the community would have no say so in the future of the site so, doing it this way I feel assured that the future of PaganSpace will always be in the hands of those who care about the site and wish to see it grow and flourish.