Category: Editor’s Note

Daddy Tom is the publisher and founder of Great Lakes Den. He lives in Chicago with his pup. He can be contacted at editor@greatlakesden.net.

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Editor’s Note: Changes at the Den and Eagle, good ones

This past weekend, I attended the LION Publishers Conference here in Chicago. LION stands for Local Independent Online News. The majority of news sites there were mainstream news. They often function like a local daily newspaper. In a few cases, they were the only daily news source for their towns. However, that wasn’t the only…

Editor’s Note: The tide is high

When this publishes, it will be four and a half months since my husband Jeff died of a heart attack. It will also be my first birthday in a decade that he wasn’t a part of. I’m not saying that to garner sympathy. It’s more of a statement of fact. I’m still adjusting to things.…

Editor’s Note: How to use social media

I had originally planned this for earlier this year. But things keep popping up that I felt a need to write about. But this has popped again, like it ALWAYS does. So, I figured this is needed. If anything sounds familiar, take it to heart. You’re might be doing it. So, Daddy Tom’s rules for social…

Editor’s Note: Another IML down

Another year, another IML. This year marked 14 years of me covering International Mr. Leather. That is a really long time. But, turns out there can still be IML firsts for those who started going when they were still young and skinny. This is the first time I’ve collared someone at IML. Now, I have…

Editor’s Note: Time to Play

I did have other ideas for this column. Which is late. It should have run last Thursday. But one of the perks of owing the site is I can post it later if I need too. But instead of a piece of the state of the community or what we should be doing, I felt…

Editor’s Note: About Leather Contests

There has been a lot of talk about contests recently. A LOT. The name is almost always the same: Are contests necessary. And each time the discussion starts, it always turns into titleholders and producers doing the same thing, justifying the contests’ existence. I think this is missing the point of what most people are…