Update (1/19/2016): Left town for a while (found a cheap flight to Montreal on AirCanada). Ate Chinese food for Christmas. Started taking more photographs. Confirmed that I am an incorrigible collector of useful information about free and cheap events. Decided I can’t throw in the towel when it comes to Madison on the Cheap. Contemplated changing this Facebook page to a group so people would receive more updates (but discovered some problems with this idea and abandoned that plan). Decided to redesign, reinvigorate, and reinvent the main Madison on the Cheap website during 2016 (and re-installed the seasonal snowflakes — longtime readers may remember them). More about plans and process later. Right now, I’m declaring AN END TO TO THE FACEBOOK HIATUS and will resume posting there.
Update (11/4/2015): Effective immediately, we are no longer going to be posting to Facebook. The reasons are quite similar to those that convinced me to put the Madison on the Cheap website on hiatus in 2013.
Update (9/22/2013): Izzy the Intern (and his long-suffering boss) still post to Facebook. Follow the Madison on the Cheap Facebook page.
After almost four years and 4,300+ posts, it’s time for a hiatus. My career is moving in a different direction: I need to re-focus my time, energy , and attention on other projects, including creating websites for clients, writing feature stories, and tackling a book proposal that has languished too long on the sidelines.
Although I will not be posting new items to Madison on the Cheap, it will, for now, continue to have a presence on the Internet so that people can still access some of the “evergreen” material that includes some of our most popular pages – including lists of Madison-area cooking classes and thrift shops; and our annual list of lutefisk dinners in Wisconsin. I also want people to have access to the excellent and very popular “Change from a Twenty” restaurant reviews written by Deb Nies, whose energy and enthusiasm – and contributions to organizing a wide variety of events for good causes in our community – are inspirational.