Baños is the Editor of Gables Insider
As the year draws to a close, Gables Insider reflects on a period marked by significant transition and renewal. The past twelve months have been nothing short of transformative for the publication. In 2023, we witnessed the ascent of our founding editor to the City Commission, navigated through potential cessation, and ultimately experienced a renewal under my guidance. I assumed the helm of Gables Insider with a deep commitment to preserving the vision that Ariel had meticulously cultivated over the years.
This transition, naturally, brought about changes in the editorial direction, coverage, and voice of Gables Insider. We acknowledge that these adjustments have not resonated uniformly with our readership. Some have expressed reservations, while others have embraced the new course with open arms. Notwithstanding the varied reception and candid critiques — some pointedly expressed by our passionate Star Trek aficionado — I am heartened and profoundly thankful for the overall positive response. Our readership has grown by 10% since August, a testament to the enduring relevance and appeal of our publication.
In the spirit of open dialogue and the robust exchange of ideas — the bedrock of a thriving democratic society — we welcome all forms of commentary, be it laudatory or critical. Every opinion, every piece of feedback contributes to the vibrancy and depth of our communal discourse. Admittedly, my background in accounting might not lend itself to traditional journalistic flair, and for this, I offer my sincerest apologies. My aim, beyond opinion pieces, has always been to present a balanced and fair perspective to the best of my ability.
As we turn the page to 2024, we remain steadfast in our commitment to serve our readers and to contribute to the rich tapestry of dialogue in our beloved City Beautiful. The year ahead promises to be filled with compelling stories and significant developments, and we look forward to navigating these with you. Wishing you all a happy, peaceful, and prosperous new year.