It is with a bit of sadness that I let you know Austin Free Events will be “shutting its doors” this November.
I started this website in 2011 after losing my job. I was attending a support group when several members mentioned that they followed me on Facebook because I always seemed to know where the best free events were. By the end of that meeting it was determined that I should start a website about local free events. It was up within the week.
What started as a hobby turned into a part time job with in 2 years. The calendar of events doubled from 2011 to 2015 and the time I spent working on it each month rose to 70 hours. While I have enjoyed what I do here, over the last year a pleasant hobby turned into a chore and I saw the level of my work decline. I will not put out work that does not meet certain standards. I am also not terribly tech savvy and every little glitch gave me a small heart attack.
It was not an easy decision to make. The amount of time needed to produce the calendar, however, is more than one person can do.
If there is anyone out there who would be interested in taking over – a student/local organization – I would love to see it continue.
I am grateful for everyone – Twitter/Facebook followers – and their support over the last 4 1/2 years
While I will not be adding any more events to the calendar, I will share events on the Twitter and Facebook accounts thru the end of November and I will leave the website up until all calendar events are done.