Weird, those 2 girls with the Tumblr page seemed super siked and now it's dead? Have never gotten into the facebook version. Where is everyone? I am sad I wasn't on this board back in the 2000s when it was active.
"You're at your best with an ache in your chest
And that worn out old song that you play"
I’m one of the girls who runs FYAK and who started it. The reality is, we started that blog when I was nineteen in college with no job, and my partner had just finished college and was preparing to move overseas for her career. I am now twenty-five with a full-time job, and she has also been actively working overseas for the past few years. We are just not in the same place we were when we started the blog.
Please don’t discredit how much work it was to run that blog by insinuating that because we cannot keep up anymore it must be because we’re not true fans. I assure you, my love for this band has not diminished. I spent the better part of my weekend last week creating a twitter thread dedicated to Alison with videos. When we had time back then, we could actively scour news sources, look for photos, record streams and be there to comment on it. There are literally hundred and hundreds of hours we dedicated to the blog and to editing and uploading video and audio and finding photos to share to provide a resource for fans like us because we couldn’t find it elsewhere. We are not able to dedicate literally parts of our lived to running this blog anymore. So please do not for one moment think that it’s because we are no longer fans, and that’s a very frustrating and careless insinuation.
Another thing I’d like to point out is before this year we had very little going on with Alison or the band. There was the Willie tour, but not much else other than one-off performances. There were barely any reviews/media and I’d there were, it would be Willie-focused. We lived off media, reviews, etc and things that rolled in after the shows during the Paper Airplane tour when we were the most active because that fueled a lot of content, and when there isn’t much going on with the band at the moment, there’s not much we can really do. We had a ton of original content as well, but the reality is we just don’t have the time to dedicate coming up with that original content anymore.
We’re all still friends and still love Alison just as much, so who knows what the future of it holds? We’re not ever going to be the blog we used to be because we are not in the same place in our lives to deliver high quality content in a timely manner. We have also thought about having someone else take over, but we felt so much of it was ingrained in us it would be hard to pass it along to someone to keep the quality as good as it was, because that blog very much had a voice to it and we didn’t want to lose that.
So, I’m sorry the blog has been inactive lately and while we’re not calling it quits, we’re not at a place to run it the way we used to anymore.
Post by downhomeheather on Oct 19, 2017 18:36:24 GMT -5
Thanks for the update, Allie, good luck on all your things you're doing! ANYWAY folks the Facebook Alison Krauss page went dead too, the guy running it, Jun Junka Otani, like disappeared a few months ago. So now there's a way better Facebook page, "Alison Krauss Fans" and the moderator checks it every day and so it's taking over as the #1 AK page on FB. See you guys there?
Thanks, Heather, but now there's an update to the update: "Alison Krauss Fans" on Facebook soon became a rats nest of snitches and prudes and other people who would report other people to Facebook for anything that they didn't agree with. Bill Bradford started a NEW Alison page with very restrictive admission, called "Alison Krauss Hardcore Fans", look it up and try to join if he lets you!! I am also an administrator on it, and we have culled out the poopheads.