I really appreciate the offers for help, guys!
In the past, I've been very resistant to pass off the responsibility of running the magazine to other people. The main reason is that I'm a perfectionist and I am never completely satisfied with other people's work. I'm also a very poor delegator -- I find that it usually takes more time explaining to other people how to help me than it takes for me to just do the job myself.
So I always end up doing everything myself...and it's not always the best situation for me... You guys should have seen me on "The Race" when I pulled FIVE ALL-NIGHTERS IN A ROW to make the shoot happen. I made over 500 phone calls over a five day span, and had to micro-manage nearly 50 people for the show to work. By the end, I was a total wreck. I was completely out of my mind, so hopped up on Energy Drinks and caffine and pure adrenaline...At one point, I had heart palpitations and the shakes, and I was having a tough time breathing because of how much pressure I was under.
But now I'm seeing that's not the best way to get things done. It works because I make it work, but it takes quite a toll on me, and I'm not able to keep up with the other 5 million projects I create for myself.
So yes, you all are right, it is time to pass off some responsibility on QB Express.
What I could really use help with is NEWS BRIEFS. News Briefs take the longest of any section in QB Express, and I've never gotten enough news brief submissions that the bulk of the work hasn't fallen squarely on my shoulders. Also, the news briefs I get emailed in (with the exception of MystikShadows') tend to be poorly written, not formatted correctly, lacking images, or just a pain to work with. If any of you could go search out news stories and report on them for me, in proper format, that would be incredible. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
And to prevent duplicates, whenever you send in a news brief, make a post in this thread so someone else doesn't do it. Include pictures / screenshots WHEREVER possible!
I'll post some more about how you can help in a bit. I have to go off and record some song parodies for a sketch comedy show I work on.